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Appian Cloud Completes SOC 2 Audit

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, announced the successful completion of a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 audit for its Appian Cloud platform. The audit was prepared taking into consideration the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the "AICPA"). The SOC 2 report provides a review, by an independent audit firm, of Appian Cloud's security, availability, and confidentiality controls. Along with Appian Cloud's support of the US Federal government with a security framework that aligns to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 moderate controls, the SOC 2 certification ensures that Appian Cloud provides the security and reliability commercial and government customers require to drive mission-critical systems in the cloud.

Appian Cloud delivers powerful benefits that exceed those of an on-premise BPM deployment in the areas of:

  • Reduced risk by minimizing up-front capital investment in hardware and software
  • Increased freedom to focus on core business
  • Elimination of on-going fees for software maintenance and systems operation

Appian customers enjoy the freedom to migrate their cloud and on-premise BPM deployments at any time because Appian Cloud is built on the same code base as the on-premise Appian BPM Suite. Appian is an integrated platform combining the leading process and work automation engine with innovations in social collaboration and enterprise mobility. Hundreds of commercial and government organizations around the world use Appian Cloud to start BPM projects and rapidly expand enterprise BPM programs.

"Appian has set the bar in cloud BPM since we brought the first complete BPM suite to the cloud in 2007," said Myles Weber, Vice President of Cloud and Community Services at Appian. "We are pleased that our SOC 2 report provides additional validation of what hundreds of Appian Cloud customers already know: we provide the safest, most modern and most reliable platform for rapidly creating and rolling out enterprise applications in the cloud."

Appian provides all the necessary components to rapidly deploy new process-based applications in the cloud. Users can easily design, execute, manage, and optimize key business processes through a simple web browser. Appian Cloud features include unlimited applications; native mobile apps on all popular platforms with no additional coding; SSL encryption, SLAs, email and web services integration; localized hosting (US, EU, APAC); SAML, LDAP or Active Directory Authentication; VPN with enterprise networks; custom URLs; branded user interfaces; and more.

For more information on Appian Cloud, contact info@appian.com to inquire about eligibility for a free Appian Cloud trial.

About Appian
Appian's market leading Business Process Management (BPM) Suite seamlessly integrates work automation with native mobile and social capabilities. All the data, all the processes, all the documents and all the collaborations -- in one environment, on any device, through a simple social interface. The Appian BPM Suite is available on-premise and in the cloud, with complete portability. More than 3.5 million users, from Fortune 100 companies to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide, trust Appian to power their critical business processes. For more information, visit www.appian.com.