Skip to content
    Request A Free Trial

    What is SOC Compliance?

    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.

    What does SOC stand for?

    SOC stands for System and Organization Controls.

    Who needs SOC Compliance?

    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.

    Are there different levels of SOC compliance?

    There are several levels of SOC compliance.

    1. SOC 1: SOC 1 is focused primarily on controls that affect a customer’s financial reporting.
    2. SOC 2: primarily for cloud service providers, SOC 2 focuses on controls in place for security, confidentiality, and privacy.
    3. SOC 3: SOC 3 provides the same information as SOC 2, but summarizes the information at a higher level than SOC 2 so it is easier to understand.

    See the Platform

    See the Axonius Platform for yourself with an interactive product tour, where we'll guide you through key applications of our Cybersecurity Asset Management and SaaS Management solutions.

    Get a Free Trial

    Sign-up for a free full-access 30 day trial to learn how Axonius gives IT and security teams a comprehensive understanding of all assets, their relationships, and business-level context including devices, identities, software, SaaS applications, vulnerabilities and security controls, and more.

    Book a Demo

    Request a demo to learn how the Axonius Platform provides a system of record for all digital infrastructure helping IT and security teams manage an always-expanding sprawl of devices, users, software, SaaS applications, cloud services, and the tools used to manage and secure them.