MercuryGate® International, Inc., (MercuryGate), the largest and rapidly growing independent Transportation Management System (TMS) provider, today announced its award winning TMS as well as its TranSolutions Inc. (TSI) MyEZClaim Cloud Platform System successfully achieved best-in-class certification for meeting and/or exceeding industry compliance of System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 & 2® Type II and SOC 2 Type 1. MercuryGate also announced the appointment of Joe Evangelisto as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead the strategy and oversee operations of the company’s enterprise information assets, practices and procedures.
“The successful completion of the stringent and rigorous SOC 1 & 2® Type II and SOC 2 Type 1 examination audits for our TMS and MyEZClaim solutions along with appointing a company CISO, provide clients with the assurance that the controls and safeguards MercuryGate employ to protect and secure client data are not only in line with industry standards and best practices but exceed them,” said MercuryGate President and CEO Joe Juliano. “Appointing Joe to oversee our security resilience along with our independent security assessments demonstrate our commitment to deliver the protection our clients rely on from their most trusted partners,” said Juliano.
Joe Evangelisto – Chief Information Security Officer
Evangelisto will drive the strategy and operation of MercuryGate’s security program including information and cyber security and regulatory compliance. The newly created role represents a key differentiator in the transportation management industry and will be a key advantage for company’s recently announced international expansion in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Evangelisto has worked in the IT field for more than 20 years. Most recently he served as Chief Information Security Officer for a Life Sciences company where he built their information security program from the ground up.
MercuryGate TMS SOC 1® Type II and SOC 2 Type 1 Certifications
For the third year in a row MercuryGate’s TMS application has achieved SOC 1 Type II certification validated by independent audit firm Schellman. In addition, the TMS application has also achieved SOC 2 Type I certification highlighting MercuryGate’s continued and ongoing commitment to the security of systems and customers. Worldwide companies like MercuryGate participate in SOC 1® and SOC 2® audits to validate they are providing a service that is secure, available, works as expected, protects their customer while providing confidentiality and privacy. These SOC examinations are performed annually by independent third-party auditors and provide a description of the controls, the tests performed to assess them, the results of these tests, and an overall opinion on the design and operational effectiveness of the same.
MercuryGate has been committed to completing SOC examinations for the past four years,” said Jason Rhoades, Principal at Schellman & Company. “These efforts demonstrate their focus and commitment to protecting customer data and meeting information security objectives of their customers and partners.”
TSI MyEZClaim SOC 2® Type II Certification
The SOC 2® Type II examination, performed by independent audit firm Skoda Minotti, tested policy and procedure controls of the TSI MyEZClaim System for security, availability, confidentiality and processing integrity. MercuryGate received a service auditor’s report with an unqualified opinion demonstrating that their policies, procedures and infrastructure meet or exceed the stringent SOC 2® criteria.
“The successful completion of this voluntary engagement – for the third year in a row – illustrates MercuryGate’s continued commitment to create and maintain a secure operating environment for their clients’ confidential data,” said Skoda Minotti Partner-in-Charge Ben Osbrach.
MercuryGate offers MyEZClaim on its TMS following the July 2019 acquisition of TSI. MyEZClaim revolutionized the logistics industry with the world’s first freight claim Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution.
MyEZClaim Cloud Platform System is a private cloud based solution that streamlines and automates the entire claim process from start to finish. Customers can quickly and easily input claim data through the customer portal, including specifics such as date, time, shipping and delivery address information, carrier address information, items affected, value of affected items, and supporting images and documents. Once claim data is inputted, the MyEZClaim Cloud Platform provides storage, tracking, notifications, automation features and reporting functions to drive claims through the entire process to achieve maximum recovery.
About Schellman & Company
Schellman & Company, LLC (Schellman) is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services. We are the only company in the world that is a CPA firm, a globally licensed PCI Qualified Security Assessor, an ISO Certification Body, HITRUST CSF Assessor, a FedRAMP 3PAO, and most recently, an APEC Accountability Agent. Renowned for expertise tempered by practical experience, Schellman’s professionals provide superior client service balanced by steadfast independence. Our approach builds successful, long-term relationships and allows our clients to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single third-party assessor.
About Skoda Minotti
Skoda Minotti is a Certified Public Accounting Firm based in Cleveland, OH offering a variety of tax, finance, and business advisory services in virtually every area of business. The Risk Advisory practice specializes in SOC Reporting, PCI DSS Compliance, HIPAA Compliance and HITRUST validation, FISMA, NIST, ISO 27001, Vulnerability and Penetration Testing, and other regulatory information security assessments. Staffs in Skoda Minotti’s Risk Advisory hold several industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), and GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT). For more information about Skoda Minotti’s Risk Advisory Services, please visit skodaminotti.com/risk.
MercuryGate provides powerful transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers. MercuryGate’s solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate delivers exceptional value for TMS users through improved productivity and operational efficiency. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs. Find out why MercuryGate has set the industry standard for the most adaptable, comprehensive transportation solutions suite in the industry at www.mercurygate.com or on Twitter at @MercuryGate.