In an era of ever-evolving cybersecurity threats, a strong security posture for your cloud-based applications is paramount. Certifications such as SOC2 and ISO27001 represent an international benchmark that demonstrate a product’s robustness in security, service resiliency, and sound data management practices. Recently, our product, Secure Email Threat Defense, successfully completed the SOC2 certification process, and I’d like to share our experience to highlight the importance of these certifications for security-conscious buyers.

To gain certification, our team had to show an accredited external auditor that Secure Email Threat Defense met or exceeded the requirements of SOC2 and ISO27001. In obtaining SOC2 Type 2 certification, we validated our adherence to the Trust Services Criteria: security, availability, and confidentiality. ISO27001 further demanded effective processes and controls to protect information systems and contained data.

These combined certifications assure our customers that Email Threat Defense:

  • Operates in a secure, reliable, and responsible manner.
  • Protects our customers’ information.
  • Provides transparency in system development, deployment, and maintenance as evidenced in our SOC2 Type 2 report.
  • Commits to independent audits that will validate the effectiveness of our controls, both procedurally and from an implementation perspective.

As part of the audit process, Email Threat Defense had to prove its commitment to internal processes and provide evidence of ongoing adherence to internal controls. Our efforts in access management, change management, business continuity, incident response, and vulnerability management were scrutinized.

In the area of access management, we showcased our commitment to best practices and granular access permissions, ensuring that customer data is protected at all times. When it comes to change management, we follow strict policies and require approval for all system changes, enabling us to deliver quality features quickly.

Our business continuity and incident response capabilities were also thoroughly reviewed. We demonstrated our service’s resiliency to upstream service failures within AWS and Azure, as well as our team’s robust incident response capabilities. In a disaster recovery scenario, we showed our ability to restore critical customer data, including Search and Reporting data.

Finally, in the realm of vulnerability management, we proved our ability to remediate vulnerabilities within industry-standard SLAs, thereby mitigating the risk of known and emerging threats.

By obtaining SOC2 and ISO27001 certifications, we have displayed our unwavering commitment to information security and to our customers, providing an additional layer of trust for our users. For security-conscious buyers, these certifications represent a reliable method for evaluating the security posture of cloud-based applications such as Email Threat Defense. These certifications are not merely symbolic badges; they indicate a level of trust that our customers can rely on  in an uncertain cybersecurity landscape. We’re proud of the work we’ve done to achieve this significant milestone and we will continue to prioritize security as we further develop, innovate, and optimize Email Threat Defense.

If you’d like a copy of Email Threat Defense’s SOC2 and ISO reports, they are available here.

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Marvin Nodora

Director, Engineering

Security Business Group