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Cloud Storage Security Helps MindEdge Prevent Security Incident As They Prepare for SOC 2 Audit

Customer Challenge

As a fast-growing learning management solution, MindEdge was receiving a growing number of questions from existing and potential customers about their security practices. MindEdge determined that the best route for elevating customer confidence was to achieve SOC 2 compliance. While preparing their roadmap for making their system and processes SOC 2 compliant, they found themselves in need of additional security controls to ensure that objects stored and shared from Amazon S3 buckets were scanned and clean from malware. The team identified three main requirements that needed to be met:

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ADEC Innovations Guarantees Customers Malware-Free Reports

Customer Challenge

ADEC Innovations hosts an application on AWS that collects environmental data, charts, and assets from public sources and aggregates these resources as elements in a pdf report for environmental professionals. The reports are stored in Amazon S3 buckets and delivered to customers via automated email.

Occasionally, customers would report that the delivery of the file had been blocked by their firewall or that the local device’s endpoint solution warned the user of potential malicious code embedded in the report.

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Workvivo Ensures Application Users are Free From Risk of Malware

Customer Challenge

Workvivo is a workplace employee communication platform that allows organizations to keep their employees engaged and up to date with what their colleagues are doing. Like many solutions hosted on AWS, Workvivo utilizes Amazon S3 as the data store for ingesting and sharing files with its application users. Since employees using the platform can upload videos, images, documents, and other files, Workvivo realized there was a need to ensure that uploaded files are scanned for viruses and malware before they are shared with downstream application users.

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Poka Makes Amazon S3 SOC2 Compliant with Cloud Storage Security

Customer Challenge

Poka's connected worker platform for manufacturers leverages Amazon to store a variety of training content and user uploaded files that are then shared with downstream users as part of the application workflow.  In order to meet SOC 2 compliance requirements to prove that all files were scanned for potential malware before they were shared by their solution, Poka implemented a homegrown solution leveraging an open-source virus detection engine, AWS Lambdas, and Amazon EFS as the main components.  As their customer base and the volume of data and files grew, their in-house solution required increasing maintenance time to meet their real time scanning requirements. 

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