Why Security Matters When Choosing A SaaS Provider

Perform a Google search for “data security” and you’ll find billions of results ranging from companies pitching security products to tips on how consumers can keep their everyday information safe. It’s a harsh reality but hackers are getting more sophisticated every year, with some of the most well-known brands susceptible to cyberattacks.

It’s more important than ever for organizations to prioritize data security, especially when it comes to their employees and customers. When you’re researching third-party SaaS vendors as potential partners to meet your company’s needs, including SambaSafety, it’s critical to ensure they keep you protected.

Data security is a top priority here at SambaSafety. Here are just a few ways we’re dedicated in keeping your data safe:

We’re SOC 2 Type 2 compliant

Created by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 was developed specifically for service providers who store customer data on the cloud. SOC 2 ensures providers are securely managing data, protecting the interests of the organizations they serve, as well as the privacy of their clients. In order to be SOC 2 compliant, customer data must be managed on the following five trust service principles:

  • Security
  • Availability
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy

It’s important to note that SOC 2 compliance is not a requirement for SaaS vendors – instead, we choose to follow SOC 2 as another way to keep our customers safer, both on and off the road. SambaSafety performs SOC 2 audits every 12 months to ensure ongoing compliance.

We’re FCRA compliant

We pull over 60 million motor vehicle records (MVRs) each year and provide MVRs to over 90 percent of background screeners. As a result, we must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This stringent act governs how businesses obtain, handle, use and dispose of consumer reports, such as MVRs.

We have direct relationships with DMVs

We have direct relationships with DMVs in all 50 states, U.S. territories and Canadian provinces. Our platform directly integrates with each DMV, ensuring safe keeping of personal information.

We have an in-house security team

Keeping your data secure is truly a 24/7 job. Consider the fact that hacking isn’t your typical nine-to-five role. Our team monitors security round the clock, ensuring we’re on top of potential hacks, phishing attempts or additional issues. Rest assured, our team is always one step ahead of even the most clever hackers.

Data security is one of many reasons why SambaSafety proves to be a trustworthy partner in continuous driver monitoring. To learn more about continuous driver monitoring and why it matters, download our white paper.