August 1, 2016 prod360
After achieving the Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 1 data security rating last year, TGI has taken its dedication to data security to the next level and has completed the requirements to earn the advanced SOC 2 Type 2 designation.
The demanding third-party examination that led to compliance with the data security standards was administered by the professional IT audit and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa, FL.
“Achieving SOC 2 Type 2 compliance has proved to be a deal maker for us, especially with the numerous customers we serve in the financial services industry,” said Rick Elfreth, TGI’s Executive Vice President. “In a recent project, TGI was selected to print and fulfill a large run mailer for a financial institution using variable data. The customer chose TGI because they were confident that their strict security standards would not be compromised. The SOC 2 compliance gave the customer piece of mind that their data was secure and protected within a controlled environment.”
“To me, it comes down to confidence and trust,” commented Scott Elfreth, COO of TGI. “Those are the two words that I want our current customers and potential customers to take away from what this audit means to their businesses.”
Both executives agreed the audit and compliance designations give TGI a competitive edge by bringing added value to their services, and that educating clients and potential clients about the importance is essential.
According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, achieving the SOC 2 Type 2 report attests to the ongoing maintenance of a service organization’s IT security and compliance systems, procedures and processes.
For nearly four decades, TGI has been at the forefront of embracing and implementing the latest software, technology, and equipment. The company’s investments in technology coupled with an outstanding team of industry professionals has allowed TGI to provide the experience and expertise in digital print and marketing solutions that help businesses automate processes, enhance communications, create brand/product awareness, and drive sales.