Industry Leader Gillware Data Services Completes Security Audit

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The only online backup solution developed by a data recovery lab, Gillware Online Backup is now SOC 2 Type II audited.

In its ongoing commitment to privacy and security, Gillware Data Services announced today that it has completed its 2013 SOC 2 Type II audit and meets the required professional and accounting standards.

“At Gillware, we take security very seriously,” said Wesley Gill, President of Gillware Data Services. “Our customers trust us with their important files every day and make it our priority to keep that data safe on every level throughout the entire backup process.”

Service Organization Controls or SOC 2 reports are based on five principles that a service organization must adhere to: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. Gillware has put controls in place in order to guarantee both physical and logical facility security, system availability, comprehensive processing, full confidentiality and complete privacy for its customers.

“The safety of our customers’ data is integrated into all of our business processes,” said Danielle Petta, Gillware’s Security Audit Coordinator. “All Gillware employees are pre-screened and trained in our security, privacy and confidentiality controls. Our network is properly protected and our facilities and data center are fully secure.”

Amidst recent news of data breaches at major retailers and security vulnerabilities on other websites, Gillware ensures that its systems are properly protected and defended from external threats.

“Gillware uses state-of-the-art technology to keep unauthorized personnel from gaining access to our data center and our networks,” Gill said. “The auditing process was rigorous, and Gillware performed outstandingly, meaning customers can rest assured their data is in good hands.”

About Gillware Data Recovery: Gillware Online Backup was developed by Gillware Inc., a professional data recovery lab in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2003, Gillware is the first and only data recovery lab to develop its own cloud backup solution. By handling more than 15,000 data recovery cases each year, Gillware has created a backup service that protects users from the most common causes of data loss.

At Gillware, we are committed to security and our top priority is protecting users’ data. Prior to transfer, all data is fully encrypted with a unique encryption key generated during installation of the backup software. Gillware Online Backup servers are located in a SOC-2 and SOC-3 audited data center operated and owned by Latisys. Users can be assured their files are safe, not only from hard drive failure or natural disaster, but also from external security threats.

About SOC 2 Type II Audits: The Service Organization Controls or SOC 2 audit is a report on controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality or privacy. These reports can form an important part of stakeholders’ oversight of the organization, vendor management program, internal corporate governance and risk management processes, and regulatory oversight. Type II audits include a report on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls.


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