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SOC compliance refers to a certification given to an organization that has completed a third-party audit. The audit must show that the organization has certain controls in place to safeguard their IT systems.
SOC compliance is designed to prove to the customers of a service provider that the company can provide the services it is contracted to provide. Customers do not have visibility into a company’s systems and IT environments. Additionally, most customers do not know how to evaluate a company’s security policies in order to determine if their data is safe with the company.
A SOC audit performed by a third-party validates that the service provider’s systems and controls meet the requirements necessary to keep a customer’s data secure.
There are several levels of SOC compliance.