Many companies who perform a SOC 2 audit also choose to perform the SOC 3 audit. This is due to the vast overlap between the scope of the two documents and the cost-effective nature of adding the SOC 3 while performing the SOC 2. Unlike a SOC 2 report (which is a restricted use report), SOC 3 reports are general use reports, which means upon attainment of an unqualified report, they can be freely distributed or posted on a website as a seal for one full-calendar year from the date of issue. This is important, as the report can provide comfort to your company’s many key stakeholders including customers, business partners, creditors, bankers, regulators, and other stakeholders who may rely on e-commerce and information technology system.

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Readiness Assessment

Many first time clients first choose to perform a Readiness Assessment prior to undergoing the SOC 3 audits. For more information regarding our Readiness Assessment services, please click here .

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As your trusted service partner, we are your one-stop shop for all your IT compliance and cybersecurity needs. Our tailored compliance solutions and efficient auditing methods allow your company to not only save on audit and compliance costs, but more importantly, reduces your internal level of effort and time your key personnel spend on annual compliance projects. Contact us today to speak to one of our team members and experience the CyberGuard Compliance difference.


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