The Tools You Need to Pass a SOC 2 Audit

Richa Tiwari

19 May 2023

SOC 2 Toolkit | TrustCloud

Achieving SOC 2 compliance often necessitates the use of specialized tools and software to address specific application and data security measures, but which ones are the best to get the job done? We asked our customers which tools they used and compiled their answers below.


The tools you need to pass a SOC 2 audit

Tools or services marked with * denotes a partner or integration.

Vulnerability Management

What these tools do: helps organizations identify, assess, and address vulnerabilities in their computer systems, networks, and applications. They scan for vulnerabilities, prioritize risks, provide patch management guidance, and generate reports to support effective vulnerability remediation and improve overall security posture. 

Cybersecurity Training 

What these tools do: provides interactive resources and educational content to improve cybersecurity awareness, knowledge, and skills. They offer training modules, simulations, assessments, and reporting to educate individuals and organizations about cybersecurity best practices and threats. 

Human Resources Information System

What these tools do: automates the process of evaluating employee performance. They enable goal setting, continuous feedback, and performance tracking. These tools improve efficiency, align individual goals with organization objectives, and support the identification of areas for improvement. 

Background Check 

What these tools do: verifies personal, professional, and criminal histories of individuals. They utilize data sources to confirm identities, validate employment and education history, conduct criminal record checks, and sometimes assess credit history. These tools enable organizations to make informed hiring decisions and mitigate potential risks. 

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Endpoint Security

What these tools do: protects individual devices (endpoints) such as computers, laptops, and mobile devices from various security threats. They help prevent unauthorized access, detect and block malware, enforce security policies, and provide features like firewall protection, encryption, and vulnerability scanning. Endpoint security tools aim to secure endpoints and the data they store, both on-premises and in cloud environments.

Intrusion Detection 

What these tools do: monitors and analyzes network traffic to detect and alert potential security breaches or unauthorized access attempts. 

Data Loss Prevention

What these tools do: helps prevent sensitive data from being unintentionally or maliciously leaked, both internally and externally. They monitor and control data movements, apply policies to detect and block unauthorized transfers, and encrypt or tokenize sensitive information to protect it from unauthorized access.

Source Control

What these tools do: manages and tracks changes to source code and other files in software development projects. They provide features such as code collaboration, revision history, branching and merging, conflict resolution, and backup capabilities. These tools help teams work together efficiently, maintain code integrity, and facilitate easy rollback to previous versions if needed.

  • This post does a great job of listing some of the most known version control tools

Automated Deployment

What these tools do: streamlines the process of deploying software applications by automating various tasks involved in the deployment process. They enable the rapid, consistent, and error-free deployment of applications across different environments. These tools typically handle tasks such as building and packaging the application, configuring infrastructure, orchestrating deployment processes, and managing the release of new versions. They help improve deployment speed, reliability, and scalability while reducing manual effort and minimizing the risk of errors.


What these tools do: tracks and collects data on various aspects of a system, network, or application, providing real-time visibility and insights into performance, availability, and security.

Penetration Testing

What it is: a security assessment technique where ethical hackers simulate real-world attacks to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a system or network.

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