MSP Verify Program offers vendor agnostic certification for Cloud and Managed Services Practitioners Worldwide; Provides Quality Assurance, and Stamp of Reliability for Current, Potential Customers
Locknet Managed IT, an EO Johnson Company, has successfully completed the MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPCV) certification and SOC 2 Type 2 audit. The MSPCV is based on the 10 control objectives of the Unified Certification Standard for Cloud & MSPs (UCS) and is the oldest certification program for cloud computing and managed services providers. Locknet’s SOC 2 Type 2 audit was based on the UCS as well as the Trust Services Criteria for Security and the Additional Criteria for Availability and Confidentiality (TSP section 100A – 2017).
The MSPCV was the first of its kind certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. Every certification comes with a written report with the entire process documented, validated and signed by a third-party accounting firm. The MSPCV has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies across the globe and is used and accepted in five continents around the world. As with any other substantive certification of this type, the MSPCV certification must be renewed annually.
"The MSPCV certification is a rigorous certification process that benchmarks and verifies the quality of the company providing cloud and/or managed services,” said Charles Weaver, MSPAlliance CEO. "We are very proud to have Locknet Managed IT as a member of this elite community of cloud and MSPs.”
MSP Verify Program
The UCS consists of 10 control objectives and underlying controls that constitute crucial building blocks of a successful managed services (and cloud computing) practice. Once the provider’s organization has completed all MSPCV documentation on all applicable control objectives (with the assistance of MSPAlliance's readiness assessments, gap analysis, helpful templates and consulting) the results are then examined by an independent third-party accounting firm for verification and signing of a public facing report.
Customers who select a company that is part of the MSPCV can also rest assured that their IT solution provider has met and exceeded the following standards dealing with:
- Objective 1: Governance
- Objective 2: Policies and Procedures
- Objective 3: Confidentiality and Privacy
- Objective 4: Change Management
- Objective 5: Service Operations Management
- Objective 6: Information Security
- Objective 7: Data Management
- Objective 8: Physical Security
- Objective 9: Billing and Reporting
- Objective 10: Corporate Health
“Selecting an IT provider to work with is one of the most critical decisions any company can make and ultimately it comes down to trust,” said Peter Kujawa, President of Locknet Managed IT. “With this certification, clients don’t have to just take our word for the quality of team and the security we have in place for their networks, the audit proves it.”
About Locknet Managed IT
Locknet Managed IT Services, an EO Johnson company, is ranked one of the top managed service providers (MSP) in the nation. With clients and offices throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, Locknet has supported technology strategies for companies for more than 30 years. Locknet’s world-class team is dedicated to making your network safe by providing a range of managed security and network management services, including technology assessments, firewall management, security, patching, desktop and server support, private-cloud backup and much more. Locknet is UCS/SOC 2 Type 2 Certified, ensuring the highest level of trust and peace of mind for their clients. Read more at www.locknetmanagedIT.com.
MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance has more than 30,000 cloud computing and manage service provider corporate members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies and establishing best practices. For more information, visit www.mspalliance.com.
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