What is SOC2 Standard?

SOC2 is an audit framework tailored for service providers who handle customer data. It focuses on an independent evaluation of controls related to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy (SAPCP). The essence of SOC2 lies in its capacity to assure customers about the robustness of data security measures and adherence to comprehensive data protection regulations.

If your business is certified under the SOC2, it proves to your customers that you meet high data security standards.

The framework is structured into two primary types:

  • Type 1, which provides a detailed description of the controls as they are designed

  • Type 2, which goes a step further by both describing and testing the controls to ascertain their operational effectiveness.

Meeting the SOC2 standards has major benefits. It builds trust and shows that a company is serious about protecting customer data, which not only makes the company look good but also helps it stand out from competitors, especially to customers who really care about keeping their data safe. Also, the strict rules of SOC 2 strengthen a company’s data protection, lowering the chance of data leaks and the problems they can cause.

It is imperative to understand that SOC2 represents not a certification but an independent, in-depth audit report. Organizations are advised to select the type of report that best aligns with their operational needs and the maturity of their control environment.

Adopting SOC2 is a strategic decision, reflecting a broader commitment to regulatory compliance, including adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and underscoring the organization’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding data and upholding the highest standards of data protection.

MergeBase and SOC2

MergeBase has successfully implemented the SOC2 standards, ensuring a robust framework for managing and protecting customer data. The company has gone beyond the initial phase of establishing controls and has obtained a Type 2 report.

This report describes the controls in place and provides evidence of their effectiveness over time, demonstrating our continuous commitment to data security and operational excellence.

Our customers’ data is of our utmost interest and we take all the measures necessary to provide adequate protection.

How Can MergeBase Help You Comply with SOC2?

MergeBase significantly enhances a company’s ability to meet and maintain SOC2 standards through a comprehensive suite of services designed to fortify the software supply chain and optimize security practices.

Here’s how MergeBase’s offerings align with SOC2 compliance requirements:

  • Reduce Your Attack Surface. MergeBase’s always-on vulnerability management and remediation services minimize your organization’s software supply chain attack surface. By continuously monitoring and addressing vulnerabilities, MergeBase helps maintain the security and availability controls required by SOC2, ensuring that your data handling processes are robust and secure.

  • Minimize Time to Respond. The platform’s real-time visibility into known vulnerabilities significantly reduces the mean time to repair and respond. This rapid response capability is crucial for maintaining the integrity and availability of services, a core aspect of SOC2 compliance.

  • True Vulnerabilities. By offering visibility into the real risks posed by vulnerable open-source components at every stage of the development lifecycle, MergeBase ensures that companies can accurately assess and address their security posture. This approach minimizes false positives and aligns with SOC2’s requirement for accurate and reliable data processing, ensuring security measures are based on true vulnerabilities.

  • Intelligent Remediation. MergeBase’s intelligent remediation capabilities allow for the efficient triage of issues by minimizing false positives and focusing on vulnerabilities in active use. Automated remediation during development and the ability to block attacks on vulnerable components in production ensure that confidentiality and privacy controls are upheld in line with SOC2 standards.