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Announcing Salad’s SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

Announcing SaladCloud SOC2 type I certfication

We are pleased to announce that Salad Technologies is now SOC 2 Type I Compliant, reinforcing our commitment to democratize the cloud while ensuring the highest standards of security & compliance. This certification is in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards for SOC for Service Organizations also known as SSAE 18. What is the SOC 2 Type 1 Certification? The SOC 2 Type I certification is the first level of certification within the SOC 2 framework. It gives a snapshot assessment of an organization’s security controls as of a specific point in time. SOC 2 Type I reports on the description of security & compliance controls provided by the organization and attests that the controls are suitably designed and implemented. SOC 2 Type I certification is based on five trust service principles or criteria: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. These principles define the standards for managing customer data and ensuring its protection. Why does this matter to Salad – and to our users? As the world’s largest distributed cloud, we have securely distributed business applications/workloads to anonymous hosts since 2018. With the introduction of SaladCloud to businesses in 2023, the number of B2B & B2C companies running production workloads across out network is growing tremendously. As of last count, our network welcomes more than 1 Million consumer GPUs and 100s of B2B/B2C businesses running workloads on our cloud at affordable prices. Large scale AI image generation, voice AI, large language models (LLMs), data collection, residential IP addresses, computer vision – the applications running on SaladCloud are growing and so is our network of community-sourced GPUs. To protect the data and workloads of our contributors, customers and users, our team has implemented and assiduously maintains redundant security layers across our network, organization, and distributed machine environments. This certification is confirmation that our information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security. Security at the heart of our mission to democratize cloud computing Secure Personnel: We take the security of its data and that of its clients and customers seriously and ensures that only vetted personnel are given access to their resources. Secure Development: Our software development is conducted in line with OWASP Top 10 recommendations for web application security. Secure Testing: We deploy third party penetration testing and vulnerability scanning of all production and Internet facing systems on a regular basis. In addition, we also perform static and dynamic software application security testing of all code, including open source libraries. Secure Cloud: We provide maximum security on SaladCloud with complete customer isolation in a modern, multi-tenant cloud architecture. We leverage the native physical and network security features of the cloud service, and rely on the providers to maintain the infrastructure, services, and physical access policies and procedures. All customer cloud environments and data are isolated using our patented isolation approach. Each customer environment is stored within a dedicated trust zone to prevent any accidental or malicious co-mingling. All data is also encrypted at rest and in transmission to prevent any unauthorized access andprevent data breaches. Our entire platform is also continuously monitored by dedicated, highly trained experts. We separate each customer’s data and our own, utilizing unique encryption keys to ensure data is protected and isolated. Our data protection complies with SOC 2 standards to encrypt data in transit and at rest, ensuring customer and company data and sensitive information is protected at all times. We implement role-based access controls and the principles of least privileged access, and review revoke access as needed. Salad’s SOC 2 Type I Certification Salad Technologies, INC was audited by Prescient Assurance , a leader in security and compliance certifications for B2B, SAAS companies worldwide. Prescient Assurance is a registered public accounting in the US and Canada and provide risk management and assurance services which includes but not limited to SOC 2, PCI, ISO, NIST, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, CSA STAR etc. For more information about Prescient Assurance, you may reach out them at [email protected]. To learn about trust, security & compliance on Salad, visit out Trust center. Prashanth ShankaraPrashanth Shankara is an Aerospace Engineer turned Marketer with a decade of experience in Product, Content, Customer & Developer Marketing. A firm believer in the saying “It’s not rocket science. It’s just marketing”, Prashanth loves combining systematic, iterative, data-driven approaches with creative tactics in marketing. As Senior Manager, Marketing at Salad, Prashanth leads the Marketing function with a singular goal – To break the cloud monopoly and help companies fuel AI/ML innovation on the cloud at more affordable prices.