Planet DDS software has achieved the SOC 2 Type 2 certification data security standard for its practice management and treatment software solutions.

Planet DDS has earned the System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification, a data security standard for enterprise software. The company was able to meet the stringent standards for all its products including Denticon practice management, Cloud 9 orthodontic practice management, Apteryx imaging, and Legwork solutions.

The third-party SOC 2 Type 2 certification is a result of the enterprise-level data security, availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, and privacy controls that Planet DDS has in place, according to the company..

“Achieving SOC 2 Type 2 compliance is more than a badge of honor for us. It underscores our dedication to ensuring the highest level of data security and trust for our customers,” said Eric Giesecke, chief executive officer of Planet DDS. “As the leader in the cloud-based dental solutions space, we believe that this achievement not only reinforces our leadership but also sets a new benchmark for the entire industry. This is especially crucial in the healthcare sector where data security and privacy are of paramount importance.”

Unlike the SOC 2 Type 1 certification, which evaluates the design of controls at a specific point in time, the SOC 2 Type 2 extends over a period of months, reflecting a more robust and continuous assurance of Planet DDS’ standards of data security and operational reliability than the Type 1 certification.

“This rigorous SOC2 Type 2 certification process involved meticulous assessment of our controls and operations,” said Mike Gibson, chief technology officer of Planet DDS. “We were able to implement the required guidelines in an extremely short time frame due to our company’s existing cloud-based infrastructure. Our customers can have even greater confidence in our comprehensive approach to protecting their sensitive data.”

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