Arcion Achieves SOC 2 Certification for HIPAA Compliance

Luke Smith
Enterprise Solutions Architect
December 6, 2022
Matt Tanner
Developer Relations Lead
December 6, 2022
Gary Hagmueller
December 6, 2022
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Arcion CDC is trusted by some of the largest, most security-conscious companies in the world, including a top-5 global bank, a big-three credit reporting agency, the world’s third-largest PC vendor. This week, we’re excited to announce that Arcion has achieved SOC 2 type 1 and type 2 certifications and has been certified to be compliant with the HIPAA standard, offering our customers an even higher level of confidence in the security and reliability of our platform. 

Data security and privacy have always been of paramount importance for Arcion, but our successful SOC 2 audits and HIPAA compliance certification validate that Arcion is following a set of gold standards for security protocols.

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HIPAA Compliant Integration

Organizations that operate in healthcare and life sciences are quite familiar with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including the costly implications of non-compliance. In fact, any company that handles healthcare data is obligated to adhere to strict standards to safeguard patients’ “protected health information” (PHI), including electronic records (ePHI).

That includes so-called “business associates” who handle PHI or ePHI on behalf of healthcare organizations. Consequently, HIPAA compliance standards can impact SaaS companies, cloud platform providers, and even email hosting services. Even if you don’t think of your company as a healthcare provider per se, you need to understand the implications of entering into a business associate relationship with companies that operate in healthcare, insurance, or life sciences. 

Arcion’s SOC 2 certification provides companies with a higher level of confidence that our change data capture (CDC) product meets the stringent security standards required for HIPAA compliance. Arcion encrypts data both in transit and at rest. We also offer automatic data masking for yet another layer of protection, without the need to write manual code. Comprehensive logging and configurable email alerts provide for a complete audit trail, accessible via the Arcion platform itself or through integration to solutions such as Splunk and Grafana for added flexibility.

These features make Arcion ideal for companies that require HIPAA compliance. Beyond healthcare companies, firms such as financial institutions or other organizations that handle personally identifiable information or other sensitive data will benefit from the protocols implemented to achieve HIPAA compliance.

What is SOC 2, Exactly?

SOC 2 is a standard established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Within the SOC 2 standard, there are multiple “types”.  SOC 2 Type 1 validates security processes based on a specific point in time, whereas SOC 2 Type 2 confirms the effectiveness of security controls over an extended period of time.

SOC 2 ensures that a range of practices are in place to control access to sensitive data. These include:

  • Data encryption and information security policies to protect data both at rest and in transit, preventing unauthorized access to sensitive information. 
  • Data center security policies that prevent unauthorized parties from physically accessing the servers where sensitive information resides.
  • Confidentiality policies and employee onboarding/termination policies that minimize the risk of exposing data except on a “need to know” basis.
  • Business continuity & disaster recovery policies that ensure uninterrupted service following an adverse event. 
  • Software development lifecycle policies that govern the secure development and adequate testing of software as updates and changes are made.

Ready to Get Started?

Arcion’s recent announcement encompasses both the Type 1 and Type 2 certifications for SOC 2 as well as HIPAA, establishing Arcion as a leader in data security for change data capture (CDC) technology.  But we’re not content to leave it at that.  Our Security roadmap includes multiple future certifications and upgrades to ensure that data belonging to our customers, partners and other stakeholders is always managed in the most secure and modern way possible.

Arcion’s CDC data replication platform checks all the boxes for real-time enterprise integration, including unlimited scalability and guaranteed delivery with zero data loss. Whether you’re a healthcare organization, a financial institution, or a consumer brand, Arcion offers fully secure integration at petabyte scale. Easy to design and deploy, the platform maintains streaming pipelines with zero code and minimal engineering resources. To learn more, reach out to our team today.

Matt is a developer at heart with a passion for data, software architecture, and writing technical content. In the past, Matt worked at some of the largest finance and insurance companies in Canada before pivoting to working for fast-growing startups.
Matt is a developer at heart with a passion for data, software architecture, and writing technical content. In the past, Matt worked at some of the largest finance and insurance companies in Canada before pivoting to working for fast-growing startups.
Luke has two decades of experience working with database technologies and has worked for companies like Oracle, AWS, and MariaDB. He is experienced in C++, Python, and JavaScript. He now works at Arcion as an Enterprise Solutions Architect to help companies simplify their data replication process.
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