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Upholding our Commitment to Security, BetterCloud Completes Type 2 SOC 2 Examination

BetterCloud Monitor

November 5, 2014

3 minute read


Security in the cloud isn’t just important to BetterCloud and our users, it’s one of the most hotly contested debates centered around IT today. As data enters the cloud and leaves behind legacy firewalls and restricted environments, it becomes not only more accessible, but more vulnerable. Which is why we’ve gone to painstaking efforts to protect the integrity and security of our customers’ data.

Today, we are very pleased to announce that BetterCloud has completed the Type 2 SOC 2 Examination, which reports on our internal controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. You can read more about today’s exciting news in our press release below:


BetterCloud Successfully Completes Type 2 SOC 2 Examination, Upholding Its Commitment to Providing Unmatched Security in the Cloud

Audit certifies that BetterCloud’s flagship product, FlashPanel, is held to the highest standards of data security and internal controls.

NEW YORK, November 5, 2014 — Today, BetterCloud, the leading provider of enterprise-grade security and management software for the cloud, announced that it successfully completed the Type 2 SOC 2 Examination for its flagship FlashPanel product. The Examination builds on BetterCloud’s SSAE 16 Type 1 SOC 1 Examination completed last year, and further displays the company’s continued commitment to data security, privacy and integrity in the cloud.

The audit, conducted by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, reports on internal controls at a service organization as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy and can be used as part of a customer’s cloud compliance strategy.

“Completing the Type 2 SOC 2 Examination exhibits to our customers that BetterCloud is committed to holding our systems and practices to the highest security standards possible. In fact, these are the same high standards to which companies like Google and Amazon hold themselves,” said David Politis, BetterCloud’s Founder and CEO. “We manage and secure over 20 million Google Apps accounts and more than 1.1 billion documents stored in the Google cloud and therefore it is of the highest importance that we provide our customers with compliance assurances like the Type 2 SOC 2 Examination.”

While the cloud has gone mainstream, the importance of auditing and security should not be lost on companies all too eager to adopt the latest IT trends. In their report Privacy Audits Make Privacy Investments Visible, Gartner analysts Carsten Casper and Khushbu Pratap note that companies should leverage audit reports like the Type 2 SOC 2 Examination to gain information on a service provider’s existing privacy controls. By completing the Type 2 SOC 2 Examination, BetterCloud continues to show its stakeholders the high priority it puts on maintaining data security and privacy in the cloud.

About Type 2 SOC 2
The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Report is intended to meet the requirements of a broad range of stakeholders (customers, regulators, business partners, suppliers) that need to understand internal control at a service organization as it relates to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. Type 2 SOC 2 reports on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls. These reports can form an important part of a stakeholder’s oversight of the organization, vendor management program, internal corporate governance and risk management processes as well as regulatory oversight. For additional information about the SOC 2 Examination, visit

About BetterCloud
BetterCloud, a Google Apps Premier Technology Partner, is the leading provider of management and security software for cloud enabled organizations around the world. FlashPanel, its flagship product, installed by over 40,000 companies and 20 million users worldwide, is a cloud-based directory management and enterprise security application that empowers IT administrators by providing added controls, visibility, automation and more. BetterCloud is headquartered in New York City with engineering offices in Atlanta, GA. A privately held company, BetterCloud is backed by venture capital firms Flybridge Capital Partners, Greycroft Partners and TriBeCa Venture Partners. For more information, visit