CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - SilkRoad Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, today announced that it has received the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Report for its Life Suite® Talent Management System, including OpenHire®, RedCarpet®, WingSpan®, GreenLight®, Point®, HeartBeat® and Eprise® applications. The firm of Grant Thornton LLP performed the SOC 2 audit procedures, which covered the Trust Principles of Security and Availability so that SilkRoad could demonstrate its security controls in the areas of software design, infrastructure, implementation, datacenter security, customer data protection and human resources management.
"We are pleased that our SOC 2 report shows that SilkRoad has controls in place around Security and Availability to help mitigate risks and ensure our clients' data is highly secure," stated Mitchell Cyrus, SilkRoad's Director of Security and Compliance. "SOC 2 is considered the de facto security standard for customers when using a Software-as-a-Service provider and we are proud to offer our customers this industry assurance to validate their trust in us."
SilkRoad has taken great care in designing its system for the highest levels of reliability, scalability and security, including developing a comprehensive set of security measures and practices to keep the customer's data protected and safe. For additional details on SilkRoad's security practices, please visit: http://www.silkroad.com/pages/SilkRoad_Securing_Your_Data.html
About SilkRoad Technology
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software. Their passion for creating the finest employee experience drives everything they do. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite is an integrated set of employer-branded TM/HCM solutions that power businesses with the latest Web 2.0 and social media innovations: OpenHire for recruiting, RedCarpet for onboarding and life events, WingSpan for performance management, GreenLight for learning management, Point and Eprise for Social Collaboration and Content, and HeartBeat for trusted HRMS. The Life Suite is ideally suited for businesses of every size because of its unique and open "start anywhere" architecture -- implement the complete suite or begin with one solution and add functionality as you need it. Either way, it's the fastest path to develop more productive and empowered employees who can rapidly boost business performance. Visit www.silkroad.com, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-336-201-5100.
About SOC 2
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has developed the SOC 2 report based on the Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Privacy, Confidentiality and Processing Integrity for service organizations. The SOC 2 report includes the AICPA's predefined criteria for industry best practices regarding policies, procedures, and processes related to security, availability, confidentiality, privacy, and processing integrity for demonstrating a strong system of internal controls. It is a report by an independent accounting and auditing firm on management's description of a service organization's system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls. For more information regarding SOC 2 please visit www.aicpa.org.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.