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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Armanino Teams with Tugboat Logic to Launch Automated SOC 2 Audits


Working With Leading Security Assurance Company Drives Quicker and Automated Evidence Collection Needed for Critical Audits

SAN RAMON, Calif. (July 01, 2020) – Armanino LLP, one of the 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., today announced it supports Tugboat Logic’s Security Assurance Platform to provide an integrated security audit process. Companies rely on compliance audits like SOC 2 to demonstrate their security and compliance posture to give customers peace of mind. This new integration helps organizations, which must gather evidence independently of their auditor, automate the process, monitor controls in real-time and provide automated policy & procedures generation that save time and reduce human errors. Armanino and Tugboat Logic create a coordinated process to supply companies with expert guidance and automated measures to produce a SOC 2 report in an efficient, yet independent manner.

“This new integration streamlines the SOC 2 process by deploying our experts to examine and interpret audit evidence collected by Tugboat Logic’s automated platform on behalf of clients,” said Liam Collins, partner and RAAS practice leader at Armanino. “Leveraging automation with Tugboat means that clients can greatly expedite their path to compliance, reduce cost and gain greater transparency into the audit process.”

Companies often need more than a SOC 2 report, which normally means starting the evidence collection process from scratch. With Tugboat Logic’s Readiness Dashboard, gathered evidence can be repurposed for other critical certifications supported by Armanino, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ISO 27001 and more.

“Tugboat Logic’s Security Assurance Platform is a natural fit with an award-winning firm like Armanino because of the capabilities they have to help clients,” said Ray Kruck, CEO and founder of Tugboat Logic Inc. “Businesses benefit from our Continuous Compliance Dashboard combined with guidance from Armanino’s experienced team of auditors.”

Armanino’s integration with Tugboat Logic aligns with its vision to seek out and deploy innovative solutions for clients, developed both internally and through outside relationships, to ensure access to best-in-breed tools. The firm continues to invest in automation, data and analytics and AI to optimize performance and client outcomes.

To learn more about Armanino’s Risk Assurance and Advisory Services, please visit: https://www.armaninollp.com/services/risk-assurance/

About ArmaninoLLP
Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Global, one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com), a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com) is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.