LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Haberfeld Associates, the nation’s leading provider of data-driven core customer acquisition solutions that result in bank and credit union clients more than doubling their number of new customers, announces that for the eighth consecutive year, the firm has achieved compliance with the Service Organization Controls 1 and 2 (SOC 1 and 2) data security process requirements.
Since 2008, Haberfeld Associates has consistently achieved successful audits attesting to its superior levels of data security controls through rigorous examinations provided by 360 Advanced, Inc., a data security auditing and assurance firm providing integrated compliance solutions for business-to-business service providers.
“We consider completion of these critical audits part of our best-practices approach to serving our clients nationwide,” said Achim Griesel, Chief Operating Officer. “Although we do not meet the strict definition of a ‘critical vendor’ for the banking industry, we believe we absolutely should provide secure processes and systems that hold us to similar standards that give our clients real peace of mind.”
Haberfeld analyzes some 3 million checking accounts and about 10 million banking products and services a month for 120 clients nationwide to help them grow their core customer base and profitability. Griesel said Haberfeld has a solemn obligation and responsibility to maintain industry-leading data management process controls.
Additionally, because Haberfeld has consistently achieved data security controls compliance and knows the requirements necessary to maintain the integrity of those processes, the firm often can advise its clients of areas in which the clients can improve.
ABOUT HABERFELD ASSOCIATES
Serving community banks and credit unions for almost four decades, Haberfeld Associates helps community financial institutions attract more customers and dramatically increase overall profitability. By thoroughly analyzing consumer, market and operational and transactional data, we provide strategic recommendations that achieve results. Our clients acquire new retail and business customers, enjoy busier branches, increase loan volume and grow profits. Today, Haberfeld Associates has a rock-solid base to adapt to an ever-changing industry. Our growing roster of clients reaches every region of the country, thriving in tranquil rural communities or crowded urban markets. Some clients have a handful of branches, while others manage hundreds of locations. Whatever their individual characteristics, our clients are defined most by common traits: They are successful financial institutions, with well-trained employees at every position in every branch, and an ever-growing, carefully-cultivated base of loyal, profitable customers.
ABOUT 360 Advanced, Inc.
Known for its responsiveness, collaboration, experience and professionalism, 360 Advanced, Inc. has clients in more than 35 states that are major service providers in various industries, including cloud and SaaS based organizations. 360 Advanced is one of only a few specialized firms in the U.S. that assist service providers as their independent assessor in developing, maintaining and communicating security and compliance to their clients.
360 Advanced’s services are provided, but not limited to, the following industries: Hosted and Managed IT, Data Center and Colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, HR | Payroll | PEO, Legal and Collections, Bulk Mail Printing and Distribution, Business Process Outsourcing and Marketing.
Services provided by 360 Advanced include SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security consulting and compliance services.
CONTACT: Eric Ratcliffe/360 Advanced