Net Friends Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation for Third Year, Adding Confidentiality Trust Services Criteria

by Hannah Grace Holladay / March 9th, 2022

Independent Audit Verifies Net Friends’ Internal Controls & Processes, Adding Confidentiality Trust Services Criteria

DURHAM — Net Friends, Inc., a North Carolina-based IT company and managed services provider, announced today that it has completed its annual SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by Kirkpatrick Price. For the third year in a row, this attestation presents independent, third-party validation that Net Friends demonstrates a strong commitment to information security practices. By exhibiting the necessary internal controls and processes, Net Friends has provided evidence that they deliver high-quality, trust-based services to their clients.

SOC 2 audit verifies a service organization’s ability to meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, the non-financial reporting controls of Net Friends were tested for relevancy to the (1) security, (2) availability, and (3) confidentiality criteria. The SOC 2 report delivered by Kirkpatrick Price validates the design suitability and operating effectiveness of Net Friends’ controls to meet the standards of these criteria.

“By engaging in the SOC 2 Type II audit every year, we are motivated by transparency and accountability,” said John Snyder, CEO of Net Friends.

“We believe it is our duty to provide our customers with a non-biased, third-party confirmation of our information security practices. We fully leverage our audits to continuously improve our security, availability, and confidentiality.”

       — John Snyder, Net Friends CEO

“By adding the Confidentiality Trust Services criteria to their SOC 2 audit this year, Net Friends has increased their commitment to trust-based controls to support customers’ data protections,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of Kirkpatrick Price. “The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria, and by communicating Net Friends’ audit results, clients can be assured of their reliance on Net Friends’ controls.”‍

About Net Friends:

Net Friends provides comprehensive managed IT services, cybersecurity services, IT staffing, and managed infrastructure services to businesses and organizations of all sizes in North Carolina and across the United States. We are your technology partners, delivering reliable, flexible, and effective technical expertise and solutions that have fueled our clients’ success for 25 years. We believe in people, and we love to see our customers and community thrive. Learn more at and follow us on LinkedIn.

About KirkpatrickPrice:

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.