Birst Boosts Confidentiality of Customer Information in the Cloud with Industry-leading SOC 2 Type II Certification
Birst Furthers Lead in Highly-Secure, Highly-Available, SaaS-Based Agile Business Analytics
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced higher standards of data security to protect the privacy of its customers and the confidentiality of their information with industry-leading SOC 2 Type II certification. Specifically, the certification provides a rating for the Birst Data Center in three areas: security, availability and confidentiality. With this achievement, Birst gives its customers an increased level of assurance about information management in the Birst Data Center.
The new SOC 2 Type II certification supersedes Birst´s previous SAS-70 security certification to map to the industry´s latest and greatest standard, making Birst a leader in security in SaaS-based business analytics. Birst hardware environments are maintained in secure, SOC 2 Type II compliant Cloud-based facilities with layered physical security and multi-factor access controls built in to the Birst application.
In addition to data center security, the Birst platform is built with capabilities that enable organizations to delegate security internally within the organization using multi-level security filters. With this combination of data center and product capabilities, Birst customers benefit from features including:
- Security designed from the ground up in the application, network, hardware, and operational procedures with features such as filters, permissioning, version control, authentication and single sign-on embedded in the Birst solution. In addition, the Birst infrastructure has security built in to different layers of the platform across web servers, database components and application servers.
- Continuous monitoring of security controls and the data-pulse for customers, performance and availability metrics, and overall end-user customer experience.
- ISO 27001-based policies and procedures that are regularly reviewed as part of the SOC 2 Type II audit process with Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) plans in place.
“We value our customers’ privacy and confidentiality, and the most recent SOC II Type 2 certification is a third party validation of our core operating principles,” said Paul Staelin, Vice President of Customer Success at Birst. “Information is at the heart of every organization and the data center is the engine that houses that critical asset. Our customers can´t afford to have it compromised in any way, and with this latest certification, we have not only achieved another industry best, but we will continue to ensure that our customers´ content is secure.”
Birst´s continued investment in security ensures sustained customer growth and surpasses the industry´s increasing demand for network-dense, high-performance data centers. The new features and enhancements from SOC 2 Type II certification make Birst the most secure and scalable SaaS BI solution on the market.
Birst is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization´s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments–across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and the ones they didn´t know to ask. At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience. For more information, visit http://www.birst.com.
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