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
The AME Group today announced that it has successfully completed the MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPCV) certification and SOC 2 Type 2. 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. The AME Group’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 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 3rd party accounting firm. The MSPCV has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies across the globe and is used and accepted in 5 continents around the world.
“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 The AME Group as a member of this elite community of cloud and MSPs.”
“Here at The AME Group, our first value is Client-Focused. We always aspire to meet the highest standards in security, service, and innovation. We’re proud to have made the investment in time, money and resources required to join the elite ranks of Managed Services Providers who have received both a SOC 2 Type 2 examination and the MSP Verify certification,” said Brent Williams, President of The AME Group. “In today’s cybersecurity climate, this commitment and accountability is critical for all vendors, but especially so for MSPs. Now our clients have the assurance that not only do we employ recognized industry best practices to deliver technology solutions, but those practices have been validated by an outside third party.”
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.
As with any other substantive certification of this type, the MSPCV certification must be renewed annually. The MSPCV was the first certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. The MSPCV has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies across the globe and is used and accepted in 5 continents around the world.
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, and
- Objective 10: Corporate Health. (not part of SOC 2 Type 2, but value-add for MSP Verify)
The MSPCV certification report is signed by a third-party accounting firm.