Falcon.io Completes SOC 2 Type II Report

SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data demonstrates excellence for compliance in client security and confidentiality  

Copenhagen, March 10th. 2021, Falcon.io, a Cision company, today announced it has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type II Service Organization Control (SOC 2) examination for its platform including the products Listen, Publish, Advertise, Engage, Measure and Audience in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Conducted by Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C., an independent CPA firm, the findings affirm Falcon.io products meet the SOC 2 standards relative to the Security Trust Services Principle and Criteria.  

In 2019, Falcon.io was bought by Cision, who already has a SOC 2 type II attestation for its Distribution products. Cision is a global leader in news distribution, monitoring and analysis and social media management with a vast influencer network and over 75,000 customers. 

The SOC 2 report provides assurance to Falcon.io customers that the company has designed and implemented effective security controls, as defined in the SOC 2 standards. To receive an unqualified opinion on their SOC 2 report, companies must have sufficient policies and strategies to satisfactorily protect client’s data pursuant to the SOC 2 specification. SOC 2 is designed for advanced IT service providers and includes a set of criteria called Trust Principles. Those include the security of the service provider’s system, the processing integrity of the system, availability of the system, the privacy of personal information that the service provider collects, retains, uses, discloses and disposes of for user entities and the confidentiality of the information that the service provider’s system processes or maintains for user entities.  

“As an earned media SaaS-based company, our greatest priority is the privacy and security of our platform and our client’s data, said Heather Bunyard, Cision Chief Information Officer. “At Cision, we take a rigorous, multi-layered approach and continually enhance our security posture to protect our client’s information. Our completion of the SOC 2 report underscores our strong commitment to meeting the highest standard of security requirements.”  

“The SOC 2 examination process provides customers with a thorough, independent review of the company’s controls relative to our product offerings,” said Rakesh Kumar, Cision Chief Information Security Officer & Enterprise Architect. “Our investment in best-in-class security and compliance continues to reinforce our position as a long-term trusted partner for our customers.”

About Falcon  
Falcon.io is an industry leader is social media suites and offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, advertising, analytics and benchmarking. The company enables its clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform. Its client portfolio includes Carlsberg, Toyota, William Grant & Sons, Momondo, Panasonic and Coca-Cola  

About Cision
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Falcon.io social media platform headline a premier suite of solutions. In addition, Cision has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Brandwatch. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision’s award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow @Cision on Twitter.