As an estate planning platform, Wealth handles sensitive customer data and often works directly with financial institutions that take privacy seriously.
“The first question we get is, ‘How do you protect our data? How do you protect our customer’s data?’” says Jair Basso, VP of Security. “When you're talking to bigger companies with complex security requirements and trying to win their business, being able to show you are following industry-leading security best practices and procedures is very important. Which is what the SOC 2 Type II report ensures.”
For the Wealth team, this meant SOC 2 compliance was a top priority, as a way to show prospective customers and the market that it was committed to security.
From past experience, Basso knew that it would require many hours of manual work from his team to achieve SOC 2 compliance without external support.
"Wealth.com is a new startup and we understand how crucial following security best practices from day one is - which creates a lot of manual effort unless you have credible partners like Secureframe that support streamlining the process,” Basso says.
To save the team time and put the best foot forward with customers, he knew they had to find the right partner to drive the process.