More than 25 years ago, when Iris Software’s founders first arrived in New York City, they immediately set their hearts on having their own offices at the iconic World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. Who wouldn’t want to work out of the world’s best- known address?
Their hopes were shattered when the Twin Towers were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. As a resolute nation vowed to restore its pride and rebuild the World Trade Center office complex as a tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks, it revived a small flicker of hope in the minds of the stewards at Iris Software as well.
Now, Iris Software is the proud occupant of its own offices on the 46th floor of One World Trade Center, best known as the Freedom Tower. “It is a dream come true for Iris to service clients out of this office,” said Stanley Mohan, human resources manager at the company. “Standing on top of the world, this place will make you feel open, and it creates an environment for being and to feel creative.” Fittingly, it has a dominant presence of media enterprises and others in technology innovation.
“The building is a global icon, a state-of-the-art workplace, and being part of an inspiring community resonates with how Iris Software positions itself,” said Brett Singer, a senior Iris executive who works out of its Freedom Tower offices.
“Whenever anybody asks our employees, ‘Where do you work?’ and they say, ‘One World Trade Center,’ it is a matter of pride,” Mohan noted. It helps that the building is close to Wall Street and in the hub of the financial services industry. hen its internal processes after achieving Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 Certification in May 2018. The SOC 2 certification is granted after an auditing procedure or assessment. The assessment is designed to make sure that service providers are managing a company’s data with maximum attention to security and protection of clients’ privacy.
“The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) issues this certification, based on five Trust Service Categories, namely confidentiality, security, availability, processing integrity and privacy,” says Ravinder Arora, Chief Information Security Officer at Iris Software.