Zipwhip, the inventor of Texting for Business™, today announced the successful completion of its Type 2 Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 and SOC 3 examinations. The examinations confirm Zipwhip’s information security practices, policies, procedures and operations meet the SOC 2 and SOC 3 standards for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy.
Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 examinations are recognized as the gold standard for data security. Following its Type 1 SOC 2 examination in 2019, the completion of the Type 2 SOC 2 and SOC 3 examinations confirms Zipwhip has successfully demonstrated the design and operation of controls to protect its information and systems from unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure of information and danger to systems that could compromise information or systems and affect the entity’s ability to meet its security objectives.
“In the midst of a global pandemic and our new contactless mobile world, texting has become a critical communication tool for businesses,” said John Lauer, CEO of Zipwhip. “And as the original creator of texting for business, it’s our top priority that customers trust us to keep their data and information safe. We strive to be a positive influence on the industry’s evolution by setting the standard as one of the only providers to have completed SOC 2 and SOC 3 examinations.”
Guided by Zipwhip’s commitment to the highest level of service and security excellence, the examinations validate that the company practices strict information security requirements. Zipwhip worked alongside compliance firm Schellman & Company, LLC to complete the rigorous examination and affirm the organization’s security practices, policies, procedures and operations meet SOC 2 and SOC 3 standards.
To learn more about SOC for Service Organizations visit: http://www.aicpa.org/soc4so.
Zipwhip was the first company to enable texting on existing business phone numbers, and today is the world’s leading business-texting software and API provider. More than 35,000 companies use Zipwhip to increase customer engagement and drive growth through texting on their existing landline, VoIP or toll-free phone number. Intuitive cloud-based software, an enterprise-grade API and direct network connectivity mean businesses can use any computer or mobile device to securely and reliably reach their customers, every time. Your customers are only a text away: https://www.zipwhip.com.