We Are SOC 2 Certified: What Is It & Why Does It Matter to You
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We have made Outgrow the easiest, fastest, and most reliable platform for creating interactive content like quizzes, calculators, and surveys. With that, comes the responsibility of protecting customer data with the highest standard of security. And we take our customer needs very seriously. Hence, Outgrow decided to become security compliant – we are officially SOC 2 Type 1 certified.
What Is SOC 2 Type 1
SOC stands for Service Organization and Controls. To explain in simpler terms, it’s an assurance report given as an industry-wide acknowledgment stating that a company follows certain trust service principles. Set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), these principles are:
Now, there are various kinds of SOC reports. SOC 2 is particularly the standard security compliance report given to SaaS companies like Outgrow.
Types of SOC 2 Audits and Certifications
To be specific, Outgrow is SOC 2 Type 1 certified. However there are two types of SOC 2 certifications — Type I and Type II. So let’s briefly tell you what are they and the difference between the two.
- SOC 2 Type I reports determine whether the organization’s security controls are designed to meet the above-discussed trust principles. This is done at a single point in time.
- SOC 2 Type II reports determine whether those controls actually function as intended over a period of time (between 3 to 12 month period).
What Does It Mean for You
Outgrow is an interactive marketing platform that allows our customers to engage their users and collect leads in the form of zero party and first party data. With this, there’s a lot of data that we bring in for our clients.
Hence, we aim to assure our customers that we invest heavily in improving our platform to protect the information they share with us. And with this SOC 2 certification, our customers would be aware that their data is secure and confidential.
This certification provides valuable information for clients to assess the quality of security provided by services like Outgrow. It proves that we have the right procedures and processes in place to handle and store client data.
Hence, as our customer, you can feel confident to trust us with your information because we’ve pledged to keep data security first.
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Data Security Is Key
It took about 6 months to review all processes, documentation, training, and procedures we have in place to finally receive this certification. But it’s totally worth the time and effort.
We at Outgrow believe that the first consideration in any digital transformation should always be around data protection. It’s possible to find workarounds and pivots in other aspects, but security must be unfaltering.
And getting SOC 2 certified is a testament to our objective of making sure that our customers are secure with us.
Through these enhancements, Outgrow contributes to a big ROI for its customers, and we’re very proud of that. So have you tried Outgrow yet? We offer you a no-code platform to create interactive experiences like quizzes, calculators, surveys, polls, chatbots, product recommendation quizzes, assessments, and giveaways.
These content types have proved to increase engagement, lead generation, and conversion rates for brands by >2X. So try out Outgrow today with the 7-day free trial and up your marketing game!
Shreya Sinha is the Content Manager at Outgrow, an interactive content marketing platform. With years of experience in lead generation and customer engagement topics, she aims to create content that clicks and converts.