MCNC strengthens security compliance with SOC2 renewal

SOC 2 2018 sealMCNC has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) Type II examination for 2018.

The SOC 2 Type II standard verifies that MCNC is appropriately managing security risks as a trusted partner serious about data protection and effective operations. Accountancy firm Assure Professional performed the rigorous renewal audit of MCNC’s organizational security controls and processes, which are certified by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

In 2012, MCNC achieved SOC Type I certification. Last year, MCNC achieved the industry-leading SOC Type II status. This level is much more comprehensive and designed for advanced IT service providers as systems are evaluated for a minimum of six months to a year. Organizations that undergo this independent review and achieve this level of certification must meet very stringent requirements that prove its entire system is designed to keep its customers’ sensitive data secure.

MCNC Chief Information Security Officer Chris Beal said the SOC 2 Type II standard sets a clear bar for appropriate security and risk management practices, further signifying MCNC’s ongoing commitment to operating a secure network and data center.

“Because we maintain a first-class security operation and enforce standards throughout the year, our team was prepared for the rigor of this year’s audit and it yielded a positive outcome,” said Beal. “The security of our customers’ data is vitally important. This annual process affirms our efforts to continually and proactively strengthen our overall security posture.”

MCNC recently expanded security offerings to customers with its new DNS Security Filtering service. MCNC also employs an experienced team of engineers to efficiently run and manage its data centers.

MCNC offers colocation, data protection, and managed hosting within its data centers in Research Triangle Park and the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, N.C. MCNC’s Network Operations Center (NOC) staff and Client Network Engineers (CNE) offer a range of expertise from the most basic managed hosting services to more advanced performance monitoring, digital diagnostics, architecture assessments and planning, system tuning, IT management, and planning services.

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