Lorton Data Completes Rigorous SOC 2 Reporting Process


Outcome confirms protection of customer data, availability of service, and processing integrity.

Arden Hills, MN—October 9, 2012—Lorton Data, a leader in data driven multichannel marketing services, has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) Type 2 report for its data center and data processing organization, becoming one of the first companies in this industry to be audited under the stringent requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

SOC reporting, the more rigorous successor to SAS 70 auditing standards, entails careful review of a company’s procedures, and is designed to assure the highest levels of data security, availability, and process integrity. Conducted by certified third-party auditors, the SOC 2 Type 2 report is issued only after reviewing, testing, and documenting the company’s relevant policies and procedures.  The report is intended to meet the needs of a broad range of users who require information, and assurance about the controls in operation that support security, availability, and processing integrity, as well as the confidentiality and privacy of information processed by the organization.

 “The SOC 2 report makes it easier for customers to trust in our company,” states Tony Evans, CEO of Lorton Data.  “This audit and the reporting process affirm our long standing commitment to strong controls and safeguards for handling and processing customer data.”

The lengthy process carefully examines the way that Lorton Data collects, processes, transmits, stores, organizes, maintains, and disposes of customer information. The final report covers physical security, including multiple levels of building access and personnel identification, along with an analysis of network security, firewalls, password protection practices, and more. In short, the process is designed to examine and validate policies, procedures, and practices that protect customer data.

About Lorton Data
Lorton Data provides, manages, and analyzes individual, household, and business data.  Our cloud-based A-Qua™ solutions, and expert assisted A-View™ services, enable organizations to create and maintain profitable interactions with their target audience. Lorton Data’s strategic approach, extensive capabilities, and renowned customer service result in higher returns on marketing investment.

Cloud-based services include A-Qua Lists™, for self-service list acquisition, A-Qua Mailer™, and A-Qua Command™ for automated CASS Certified™ ZIP + 4® coding, NCOALink® and DSF2® processing, PAVE™ certified Postal Presort, Duplicate Record Elimination, Suppression, and IMb™.  Prospects are identified and targeted using profiles, predictive modeling, and focused selection criteria with A-View expert services.