designDATA Successfully Completes Annual Compliance Audits

Company Earns Sixth SOC1-SSAE18Certification and Completes First Ever SOC 2 Examination

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GAITHERSBURG, MD (September 4, 2018) – designDATA, a managed technology company that simplifies IT for information workers through modern, turnkey solutions, today announced that it has earned its sixth SOC1-SSAE18(SOC1)certification and has completed its inauguralSOC2 SSAE18(SOC2)audit, both governed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

The SOC1 audit solidifies designDATA’s achievement of the service commitments and system requirements relevant to its data center, operations, SysAdmin tool, monitoring and expert IT service teams. The SOC 2audit examines the controls and processes involved in storing, handling and transmitting data securely, providing independent assurance that designDATA’s cloud solutions are safe and secure. Both audits cover a one-year period ending May 31, 2018.

“With cyber-attacks and data breaches in the news almost daily,it is critical for us to confirm that our cloud solutions and data center have gone through detailed audits and meet a strict set of rules for securely managing customer data,” said Matt Ruck, Vice President at designDATA. “Our team worked tirelessly to comply with the rigorous requirements of both the SOC1 and SOC2 audits. But this achievement shows that designDATA is a trusted partner and furthers our commitment to serving our clients with IT solutions that protect their employees, customers and assets.” More information on designDATA’s Advanced Security offering can be found at designdata.com/security.

The SOC 1 report focuses on a service organization’s controls that are likely to be relevant to an audit of a user entity’s (customer’s) financial statements with control objectives related to both business process and information technology.The SOC 2 report addresses a service organization’s controls related to operations and compliance, in relation to availability, security, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy, as outlined by the AICPA’s Trust Services criteria.

The results of designDATA’s SOC1 audit can be downloaded HERE and SOC2 audit HERE.

About designDATA

designDATA is a managed technology company that simplifies IT for information workers through modern, turnkey solutions. We work with small-to-mid size businesses to eliminate IT bottlenecks –right from the beginning –to give them a fresh start, saving time and money. By harmonizing IT solutions with business objectives, designDATA helps organizations become more flexible so they can create better end users and more tech-savvy employees. Formore information, please visit designdata.com.