Provision Data Systems Inc Achieves AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

Blog May 17, 2019

Posted by Joanna Schlosser

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Provision Data Systems Inc (PDSI) has completed the year long process to obtain the Certification AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 for its datacenter and managed services operations. 

The SOC 2 certification is designed for advanced service providers. These can include managed service providers (MSPs), data centers, cloud computing vendors, and SaaS companies. This certification reflects the commitment to the quality and integrity of PDSI’s products and processes and speaks to the security and availability of the organizations products and infrastructure.

As Provision’s customer’s requirements grow and change, PDSI is keeping ahead ensuring their platforms are compliant with industry standards. For PDSI, the SOC 2 Type 2, opens the way for more opportunities with governments and public companies, allowing it to expand its services to new markets. 

PDSI chose Ascend Audit & Advisory, Inc. to perform the audit. Ascend Audit’s Daniel Geiger, Partner in the firm, had this to say regarding PDSI’s certification. 

“Provision Data has successfully completed a comprehensive Type 2 AT 101 SOC 2 internal control audit demonstrating that controls surrounding confidentiality, integrity and availability were in place to perform both business and complex systematic operations. 

Provision Data underwent one of the more stringent and complex audit programs available on an international level. The AT 101 SOC 2 Type 2 audit reviewed both the Security and Availability Trust Service Criteria. 

With the advent of the SOC 2 standard, Provision Data was required to undergo two forms of testing for each scoped directive. They were also required to successfully demonstrate that testing performed was repeatable for the entire audit period under the new standard, and management was required to formally assert that the findings and information supplied to the auditor were true and accurate. 

Daniel Geiger – Partner, Ascend Audit & Advisory, Inc.” 

“This certification was a major undertaking for us” commented Ian McLaughlin, PDSI’s Chief Security Officer (CSO). “Today, more than ever, security and availability are fundamentals that our customer need and expect. The SOC 2 Type 2 solidifies our commitment and gives our customers extra confidence in our operations.” 

About Provision Data Systems Inc. Provision Data is located in Kelowna, BC, and provides commercial datacentre services to western Canadian and international markets since 2002. PDSI specializes in colocation and disaster recovery and is the largest locally owned datacenter in the Okanagan. 

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