Avoid the “Rubber Stamp” Compliance Trap with Carbide

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Company size (employees)10 to 49
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


When targeting enterprise buyers, startups and high-growth organizations face intense scrutiny over their information security and privacy posture. Big enterprises and those in highly regulated industries want to know, are you truly compliant? Is your company prepared to keep their customer data safe? Can you adhere to the industry frameworks and privacy regulations such as GDPR, SOC 2, HIPPA and others? If you can’t, those potential customers will move on to a competitor who can and that kind of set back can kill a company’s growth trajectory.

And yet, as information security and privacy reviews have become commonplace in larger sales cycles, much of the industry is now enabling ‘rubber-stamp’-type compliance. Few startups have the internal resources or expertise to interpret and address the necessary requirements holistically. While a surface-level security posture might get you through a couple deals, it builds up security debt that leaves your organization vulnerable.

Carbide’s mission is to transform security and compliance from a risk to a competitive advantage. Our information security management platform reduces the time and effort it takes not only to create, implement, and validate a best-practice security and privacy program, but also to manage and extend an established one. From GDPR, SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA and more, we can ensure you maintain (or extend) compliance as your business evolves.

Unlike other rubber-stamp type solutions, Carbide is rooted in the development of the program, rather than just compliance with a given framework. As a result, it’s a better product to support customers as they grow. Our holistic approach to security program management delivers a solution tailored for your needs. We align your security and compliance efforts to your corporate growth trajectory, helping you pragmatically define, implement, manage, and extend your security program to create – not detract – from business opportunity.

How we are different

1) Unlike other products, Carbide's proven offerings focus on making security and privacy simple, accessible, and sustainable, enabling startups to build security and privacy into their company’s DNA. By providing a programmatic security foundation that grows with the business, Carbide makes it easy to adhere to and demonstrate compliance with evolving security best practices even when selling into the biggest names in the enterprise.

2) Carbide stands out from individual “rubber-stamp” compliance solutions because our platform is rooted in the development of the overall security program, rather than just compliance with a specific framework. As a result, it provides a repeatable framework that supports customers as they grow.

3) Carbide's policies and tasks are simultaneously mapped against a variety of frameworks and legislations. Where some competitors focus solely on individual frameworks or legislations like SOC 2, or HIPAA, Carbide recognizes that most SaaS companies will need to comply with more than one framework as they mature, driven by customer requirements, industry best practices, compliance requirements, types of data collected, and geographic regulations.