Today we announced that we are empowering organizations to prepare for their first SOC 2 audit completely free with VGS Control. This stems from our mission to protect the world’s sensitive data and we are relentlessly committed to delivering solutions for the ever-changing complexities of security and compliance.
Over the years, as both a founder and product leader, security and compliance always seemed to delay or derail execution. Oh man, do I have stories…
“The terms were finalized and the check was ready to be sent, but it would never show up. The deal was dead. The dreaded security questionnaire killed it.”
Years ago, I paced across my office with my VP of partnerships — we were on what seemed to be our 50th conference call in 18 months — with a team of compliance and lawyerly folks from a large financial organization. They were outlining an endless list of blockers from a massive spreadsheet standing in the way of closing a seven-figure figure sponsorship deal. The terms were finalized and the check was ready to be cut, but it would never show up. The deal was dead. The dreaded security questionnaire killed it.
This is the origin story of any great product. Wrestling with the pain of not being able to achieve a desired outcome, and committing to solve it for yourself and others. In fact, the inspiration for VGS originally came from a problem Mahmoud and Marshall lived first-hand while building a large payments company. They spent nearly a year and $1M to create the necessary infrastructure and compliance certifications to run their previous fintech business.
This is why we’re building the security and compliance infrastructure modern organizations need to develop world class products. This is why we built VGS Control.
To unblock deals. To accelerate growth. To keep teams focused. To simplify an incredibly complex process. To solve compliance with one simple integration.
By creating a FREE Account, organizations can immediately implement, monitor, and enforce security best practices and compliance standards; immediately improving their security posture and setting themselves up to achieve compliance certification in weeks, rather than months —and now, this includes SOC 2 Type I & Type II for FREE.
“We automate more evidence, across more controls, across more frameworks than anyone else. Period. With Control it’s simple - you’ll be more secure in less time, and achieve compliance with less work.”
Why are we doing this? Because we fundamentally believe that one of the best ways we can help businesses operate more securely, is by democratizing access to security best practices, frameworks and guidance. However, achieving SOC 2 compliance has historically been a costly, time-consuming endeavor, burdened by countless checklists and spreadsheets. No one else has even come close to solving this problem. As a result, many organizations put off pursuing SOC 2 — exposing themselves and their partners to greater risks of data breaches and hacks. VGS employs a fundamentally different approach to data security and compliance, which dramatically accelerates an organization's ability to seek and maintain SOC 2 compliance using VGS Control.
Helping organizations achieve SOC 2 compliance aligns perfectly with our broader mission here at VGS, and quite honestly, there’s nothing better than helping customers.
This is what drives the VGS Control team. A team of security and compliance experts, who are customer obsessed and always looking for ways to solve complex problems. This is what motivated building Control as the interpretation layer between compliance frameworks such as SOC 2, PCI, HIPAA, and ISO 27001, and the auditors who review evidence and certify compliance. We’ve been there. We’ve built security programs and managed compliance work ourselves. So we built Control so organizations no longer have to worry about complex legalese, writing policies or manually running the endless checks across technology systems we learned to loath.
“We made a commitment early on to our customers, who trust us with critical information, that security would be a top product priority. This led us to putting SOC 2 compliance on our roadmap, and conversations with almost everyone in the space,” shared Ross Rich, Founder of B2B sales platform Accord. “VGS Control stood out as not only the true expert, but the only platform that could automate the entire compliance process. The VGS approach helped us implement real security improvements as a part of our compliance work, making the decision a no-brainer."
We built Control, so you don’t have to!
Of course, it takes exceptionally talented people to build world class solutions, to complex customer problems. We are fortunate to work with an incredible team of security and compliance experts and thought leaders every day. If you’re interested in joining our mission to protect the world’s information, check out our careers page here, or complete our technical puzzle. Don’t see a job description that fits your unique skill set? Let firstname.lastname@example.org know why you’d be the perfect next hire to create very good security.