SOC 2 compliant eSignature

SOC 2 is a set of criteria developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) specifically for managing customer data based on five "trust service principles". This framework is applicable to any service provider storing customer data in the cloud, emphasizing not just physical security but also operational and procedural safeguards.

Importance of SOC 2 for Service Organizations

Adhering to SOC 2 standards is imperative for ensuring that systems are set up to assure security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy of customer data. Compliance demonstrates a company's commitment to data protection and operational excellence, essential for maintaining customer trust and competitive advantage.

Types of SOC 2 Reports

  • Type I Report evaluates the design of security processes at a specific point in time.
  • Type II Report assesses how effective those security processes are over a period, typically six months or more providing a more comprehensive validation of compliance.

Understanding the Trust Service Criteria

Security

The protection of system resources against unauthorized access.

Availability

Ensuring systems and information are available for operation and use as committed or agreed.

Processing Integrity

System processing is complete, valid, accurate, timely and authorized.

Confidentiality

Information designated as confidential protected as committed or agreed.

Privacy

Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed and disposed of in conformity with the commitments in the entity's privacy notice.

For detailed guidelines and the official framework, visit AICPA's SOC 2 details.

The Necessity of SOC 2 Compliance for eSignature Solutions

Data Security Challenges in eSignatures

eSignature technology involves the storage and management of highly sensitive data, such as personal identifiers and contractual documents. SOC 2 compliance ensures that these data handling processes are secure and that integrity and confidentiality are maintained.

Enhanced Trust with SOC 2 Compliant eSignatures

Businesses leveraging eSignature technology are often subject to scrutiny regarding data security. By implementing a SOC 2 compliant solution, companies can assure clients and partners of their data's safety, significantly enhancing trust and reliability.

How does DocuSeal support your SOC 2 compliance requirements?

DocuSeal's on-premises solution ensures that you retain full control over your data while meeting the stringent requirements of SOC 2 compliance.

Custom Security Measures

Tailor security protocols to fit specific business needs, far exceeding general cloud security standards.

Direct Control Over Data Access

Manage who accesses your data and when, with no intermediary

Enhanced Audit Capability

Maintain comprehensive logs and audit trails that are readily accessible and detailed, exceeding SOC 2 requirements for monitoring and logging.

Access Controls

You can enforce role-based access control and multi-factor authentication.

How do you enable SOC 2 Compliance in your DocuSeal account?

If you're interested in discussing how DocuSeal can accommodate your SOC 2 compliance, feel free to reach out to our sales team.