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Automated Compliance = Improved Security and Faster Growth: How Secureframe Does It

Between new regulations, emerging security frameworks, and rising customer expectations for growing companies, too many organizations are strained to keep up using disconnected security tools and manual compliance reviews. Our March Partner Spotlight features Secureframe: a leading security compliance automation company on a mission to help organizations build trust and stay secure. When security is done right, it accelerates innovation and growth. Backed by $56 million in a recent Series B funding, Secureframe is trusted by hundreds of companies to automate compliance and help them stay protected throughout every stage of development.

How a SaaS Startup Scaled Growth with PtaaS & SOC 2 Compliance Automation

Join us on March 28 and get first-hand tips from a panel of security and compliance experts. Nathan Foulds, Manager of Customer Success at Cobalt, Scott Sugimoto, Head of Product Marketing at Secureframe and David Patrick, Director of Engineering at Neural Payments will dive into how a growing start up successfully set up a security and compliance portfolio to scale.

“[Secureframe] tries harder. They’re on our side. And they were with us every step of the way to make sure we got our SOC 2 report. Not once did I feel like we were left hanging.” - Yuval Gonczarowski, Founder and CEO, Akooda

Tell us more about Secureframe.

Secureframe is the leading platform for security compliance automation. We make obtaining and maintaining the most rigorous global compliance standards like SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and PCI DSS, easy and effortless. With over 100+ integrations to core services such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Github, JAMF, and Okta, we automatically and continuously collect audit evidence, run security awareness training, monitor infrastructure, and more. We’ve made compliance easy for hundreds of companies such as Stream, Dooly, Lob, Instabase, Slab, and Doodle.

Our founder, Shrav Mehta, founded Secureframe because he personally experienced going through the SOC 2 certification process at a previous company. What he found was an arcane process full of vague requirements and hundreds of time-consuming manual steps. At the time, he wondered why there wasn’t a platform that automated the SOC 2 compliance process or any of the other security compliance frameworks. What if a SOC 2 audit could take weeks, instead of months? That’s why Secureframe was founded. With our security compliance automation platform, a security audit that typically takes more than a year of tedious manual work and stressful documentation prep can be done in a matter of weeks.

What’s the biggest security problem you’re aiming to solve? And how?

Most data breaches are entirely preventable. By implementing basic security measures, which are covered by the major compliance frameworks, companies would be protected from all but the most sophisticated attacks, and our sensitive data would stay safe. The problem is staying compliant is an arduous process, so many companies fall behind or don’t do it at all. We aim to make obtaining and maintaining the most rigorous global compliance standards easy and effortless.

Our security compliance automation platform was built to make the compliance process fast, while still ensuring you’re following the most up-to-date security practices. We do this with:

  • Over 100+ integrations with core services such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Github, JAMF, and Okta to help streamline the evidence collection process.
  • Over 40+ policy templates that have been approved by auditors, run security awareness training, continuously monitor infrastructure, and help companies manage their vendors for potential risks and vulnerabilities.
  • With the help of our platform, we can trim the 6+ months-long timeline of becoming compliant down to just a few weeks, without taking any shortcuts.

Tell us about the value you bring to your customers. How do they describe you?

The main value we bring to our customers is providing unparalleled expertise in the space of compliance, combined with a platform that drastically reduces the amount of manual work and time companies need to spend on getting compliant.

Security compliance is often confusing and feels like a blackbox to our customers. We help demystify the compliance process through our in-house compliance and customer success teams, while our platform streamlines much of the audit readiness process.

Our customers have described us as acting like “a complete in-house security team.” and “Experts in the field.” One customer has said, “If you’re new to SOC 2 and want someone that holds your hand from beginning to end, makes the process literally as easy as possible, and makes sure you never feel lost or confused, choose Secureframe.”

How do Secureframe and Cobalt click together? What do you think the security community will find most valuable about our partnership?

A major step in getting compliant for the frameworks we support is getting a pentest. Therefore, it’s a no-brainer for Secureframe and Cobalt to partner together. We mutually help our customers get compliant with some of the most rigorous security frameworks that exist today. Without a pentest, customers would not be audit-ready.

I think what the security community would find most valuable is knowing that two of the leaders in our respective spaces are working together to streamline the process of getting secure and compliant. Our partnership further helps decrease the amount of time, work, and communication required for companies to get compliant.

What's on the horizon for you — any previews you can give into what lies ahead for Secureframe, or where you think the industry as a whole is going?

Over the past two years, we’ve built an end-to-end security compliance automation platform that allows companies of all sizes to simplify their audits and strengthen their security posture. We’re on a mission to help organizations build trust and stay secure at every stage of growth — and we’re not slowing down.

We’re continuously adding new security frameworks and customizable security solutions for companies so we can become their one-stop shop for all of their security needs. Overall, it’s clear that the demand for security compliance is only going to increase, and companies are expected to get compliant earlier and earlier in their lifecycle. Secureframe and Cobalt are here to serve that need.

We always sneak a fun question at the end: If Secureframe had a mascot, what would it be?

A German Shepherd would be a great mascot for Secureframe. They are intelligent, fierce protectors, while also being family friendly and good partners.

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