Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

Our list of curated compliance glossary offers everything you to know about compliance in one place.

Glossary » SOC 2 » Availability


In the context of SOC 2 (Service and Organization Controls), availability refers to the principle that requires organizations to have systems and processes in place to ensure that their services are available to their customers as needed. The availability principle is one of five trust services principles that are covered in a SOC 2 attestation engagement.

To meet the availability principle, organizations must have controls in place to ensure that their systems and services are available to their customers on a consistent basis. This may include measures such as redundant systems, failover processes, and disaster recovery planning.

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