HERNDON, Va., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews ) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology, has successfully completed the Type 2 SOC 2 examination reporting on controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, and confidentiality for its Cloud Hosted Services. In addition, it completed an attestation examination (formally known as an Independent Practitioner’s Report on the Information Security Program Related to HIPAA and HITECH) for its Cloud Hosted Services. Both examinations were performed in accordance with the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The Type 2 SOC 2 examination provides customers and auditors with an understanding that the description of services and solutions provided by ePlus are fairly presented, suitably designed, and tested to provide reasonable assurance that the applicable trust services criteria were met. Type 2 SOC 2 reports are attestation reports that opine on controls at a service organization relevant to the security, availability, or processing integrity of a system, or the confidentiality or privacy of the information processed for the user entities. ePlus was evaluated on the following trust services principles:

-- Security - The system is protected against unauthorized access, use, or modification to meet the entity’s commitments and system requirements. -- Availability - The system is available for operation and use to meet the entity’s commitments and system requirements. -- Confidentiality - Information designated as confidential is protected to meet the entity’s commitments and system requirements.

“These annual Type 2 SOC 2 and HIPAA audits provide validation of the prescribed methodology that serves as the basis of ePlus’ Cloud Hosted Services delivery model,” said Dan Farrell, senior vice president of global services for ePlus. “Continuously validating our process and methodology ensures we provide secure, highly-available services. This operational excellence is the cornerstone of the enterprise-class Cloud Hosted Services that we deliver to our customers.”

“Completing the ePlus Cloud Hosted Services Type 2 SOC 2 and HIPAA attestation examinations again this year augments all areas of Managed Services, including the rigorous standards to attain the Cisco Cloud and Master Managed Services designation. This demonstrates our ability to scale our service offerings while incorporating the appropriate levels of controls to protect customers,” noted Wayne St. Jacques, vice president of managed and executive services for ePlus. “We are committed to continuing both examinations annually.”

About ePlus Cloud Hosted Services

ePlus Cloud Hosted Services enable organizations to leverage consumption-based cost models to better meet cyclical business demands and limit upfront capital investments. The customized suite of offerings leverages enterprise-class technology from top tier vendors and includes ePlus Cloud Managed Backup, ePlus Cloud Disaster Recovery, and ePlus Cloud Hosted Infrastructure. For more information, visit https://www.eplus.com/services/cloud-hosted-services.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from cloud to security and digital infrastructure, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,200 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac. The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus. ePlus. Where Technology Means More®.

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Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements.” Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, possible adverse effects resulting from financial market disruption and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to implement comprehensive plans for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information; future growth rates in our core businesses; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

Contact: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVPePlus inc. kparkhurst@eplus.com 703-984-8150