PubNub Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Compliance

Certification adds to PubNub’s comprehensive security practices

August 22, 2017 - PubNub, the company behind the world’s leading real-time Data Stream Network (DSN), today announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit conducted by Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP. This, in addition to a long list of comprehensive security practices, provides customers with confidence in how PubNub manages their real-time data across the globe.

As companies increasingly use outside vendors to perform activities that are core to their business operations and strategy, there is a need for more trust and transparency into cloud software providers’ operations, processes and results. PubNub received its SOC 2, Type 1 certification from the AICPA for meeting the security, availability, confidentiality, and privacy standards established by its Service Organization Controls (SOC).

“A SOC 2 Type 1 examination is a rigorous test for a company to pass," said Nelly Spieler, Director at Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP. "PubNub, Inc. has worked diligently and thoroughly to successfully establish strong controls over the Data Stream Network Service and effectively implement them.”

Receiving SOC 2 confirmation from an independent source further confirms PubNub as the leading real-time Data Stream Network provider.

“Our customer base is global, and we power a wide variety of mission critical applications around the world. Our customers expect key infrastructure partners to have robust information security and privacy management systems to minimize risks and retain compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “Achieving SOC 2 Type 1 certification demonstrates PubNub’s commitment to lead the Data Stream Network category, becoming the first provider of this infrastructure to have achieved this milestone.”

Since being founded, protecting the security and privacy of customer data has been a top priority for PubNub. In addition to SOC 2 compliance, PubNub maintains a suite of audited processes that cover the gamut of their service delivery environment:

  • Data Encryption - in transit and at rest
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Configurable Data Routing for PII Data
  • EU-only and US-only Data Persistence Options
  • US-EU Privacy Shield Framework Certified
  • Compliance with the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (also known as ‘Model Clauses’)

About PubNub:

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, PubNub provides the industry’s leading real-time Data Stream Network (DSN) enabling developers to easily and securely build scalable real-time mobile, web and IoT apps. Companies of all sizes and more than 150,000 developers globally trust PubNub to provide the backbone of their real-time infrastructure, in turn enabling them to become more agile, innovate faster and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Security, regulatory compliance (including SOC 2), and 99.999% SLAs and are built into PubNub’s service. For more information, visit

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