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eBridge earns high marks in rigorous data security examination; Completes HIPAA and SOC 2 third-party assessment

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SOURCE eBridge Inc.

TAMPA, Fla., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted document management firm eBridge Inc. has successfully completed a rigorous data management security examination by an outside assurance/compliance auditor, and has met the strict compliance requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) process.

"Voluntarily achieving HIPAA and SOC 2 compliance status from third-party independent auditors attests to our unrelenting focus on keeping our client information absolutely safe and secure at all levels of our operations," said Leslie Haywood, CEO of Tampa-based eBridge Inc. (www.eBridge.com).  "Reaching this important surety milestone is evidence of our culture of confidentiality and client service here at eBridge. We hope this achievement provides our clients with even more confidence in us – and peace of mind."

eBridge is the chosen online document management system for large financial and healthcare clients who trust eBridge to uphold the confidentiality and integrity of their information. The firm also serves insurance agencies, medical billing companies, small to mid-sized physician's offices, public health departments, funeral homes and cemeteries. eBridge is now focused on moving into the financial/banking sector.

The demanding, four-month assessment and final attestation was executed by 360 Advanced, P.A. (www.360advanced.com), a national, multi-service, licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) firm that specializes in integrated compliance solutions for service providers related to internal controls, security, confidentiality, privacy, processing integrity, and availability and other elements critical to information surety.

"The eBridge team was focused on ensuring internal controls were in place to meet or exceed HIPAA and SOC 2 requirements.  The results of our independent HIPAA assessment and SOC 2 examination identified no relevant exceptions to the design or operation of the system of controls related to eBridge's services," commented Dan Collins, MBA, President of 360 Advanced. 

Completing HIPAA, SOC 2 and other formal compliance examinations enhances a service provider's reputation for security, reliability and professionalism, and can give it a competitive advantage in an era in which data breaches are becoming more frequent and costly.

ABOUT eBRIDGE

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, eBridge Inc. is a leading web-based document management innovator providing imaging, storage and retrieval services for businesses nationwide. Clients maximize efficiency while ensuring compliance with state and federal records retention mandates, consumer privacy regulations and various corporate disaster recovery and business continuity operational policies. For more about eBridge, visit www.eBridge.com.

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