Orbund successfully completes SOC 2 Type I Audit

January 16, 2023

Orbund successfully completes SOC 2 Type I Audit to provide colleges and institutions with robust Enterprise-Grade data security

Overland Park, KS – January 16, 2023 – Orbund Enterprise-Grade Student Information Systems (SIS) , a higher education tech industry value leader focused exclusively on delivering the best student-centric solution to over 300 growth focused institutions throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad.

The SOC 2 is an auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) . Successful completion of the SOC 2 audit further validates Orbund's focus on security and compliance, demonstrating a major milestone for the company.

"The process for becoming SOC 2 Type I compliant is rigorous and ongoing," said Arif Joarder, Orbund’s CEO and Founder. "With both the cloud environment and now the Orbund SIS solution maintaining SOC 2 Type I compliance, this achievement is a testament of our team's dedication to ensuring the security and privacy of client data. Orbund is now working to be SOC 2 Type II audited by July, 2023 which is an even more rigorous process.”

“Orbund is committed to the integrity and security of our institutional client data and is equipped to constantly monitor emerging cyber threats and adjust our controls accordingly."

SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on five "trust service principles"— security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy . Certification demonstrates a company's ability to not only implement critical security policies but also prove compliance over an extended period of time.

A SOC 2 Type I audit is performed by an accredited CPA firm and verifies that all the necessary safeguards are in place to protect customer data and that the safeguards are operational. Orbund's audit was performed by Attinkom LLC, a licensed CPA firm (Certified Public Accounting Firm) registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) . They specialize in providing audit, attestation, and advisory services to clients globally.

Orbund SIS unlocks data silos to drive institutional efficiencies across the entire campus. It has a robust functionality feature set,highly configurable architecture which allows its modern platform to bend to their clients workflows and processes and now with SOC 2 compliance certification, makes Orbund’s software an even more secure cloud-based SIS for institutional clients.

The Orbund SIS is focused on serving Title IV, career education and continuing education institutions. As a leading SIS platform it covers the entire student lifecycle management needs such as: FERPA and other federal required documentation, holistic administrative and student management, including online student enrollment with e-signature, class scheduling; financial aid processing and status verification; class registration; student billing; payment posting; accounts receivable; offering hundreds of free federal and state compliance and accreditation reports; API’s to leading learning management systems (Canvas, Moodle, Schoology); a built-in CRM to help with student prospecting and internal admissions communications, email and Twilio API for SMS two-way text communications for improved student and faculty engagement via the secure student and faculty portals.

All the functionality and database management is deployed securely via Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

About Orbund Student Information Systems

Founded in 2003, Orbund is a student information system (SIS) provider to postsecondary education. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, the company serves a full range of non-profit and proprietary institutions in North America and abroad.

Orbund’s SIS technology answers higher education’s calls for a true, cloud-based, configurable system. The Einstein and Edison SIS products are Software-as-a-Service solutions. The architecture features configuration for small schools or multi-campus colleges offering ground-based, online, and blended academic programs.

Orbund’s student-centric platform serves postsecondary schools, academies and online education institutions who seek student information systems on the cloud.

Orbund serves 300+ schools and institutions with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SIS platform. Fully featured, Orbund's SIS includes an integrated CRM and Learning Management System (LMS).

For more information and to schedule a custom demo visit https://orbund.com

For PR questions please contact:

Gianni Quintana
Sr. Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
gianni.quintana@orbund.com

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