People engage longer when they see, hear, and interact with each other. The future of meaningful human connections is made possible now with Agora’s Real-Time Engagement Platform. People rely on Agora’s Real-Time Engagement Platform to exchange millions of calls and messages, with vivid voice and video embedded in any application, on any device, anywhere.
Agora, Inc. is proud to offer the professional Real-Time Engagement Platform as a Service (RTE PaaS) with Compliance, Safety, Security, and Trust. Our commitment to compliance, data, and information security and privacy protection is a part of the core values of our company. From our Software Defined Real-Time Network (SD-RTN™) architecture to our day-to-day business operations, Agora continually invests in innovations and business processes that build trust with our customers, investors, and developer community. Agora works to high standards to follow the best security practices and comply with strict privacy regulations and standards as we respect the privacy of all our customers.
The information contained in this document is intended to provide transparency in relation to Agora’s security stance and processes. If you think you may have found a security vulnerability within any of Agora’s services, please contact our security team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agora thrives to incorporate security into all our products and services and integrates the best security practices into everyday business operations. To meet these primary goals and improve the overall information security posture in an efficient and effective manner, Agora has built its security framework against the ISO27001 Information Security Management Standard.
As threats to information security continue to evolve, having dedicated security resources is essential. Agora’s Executive Security Committee meets regularly to address security concerns and coordinate company-wide security initiatives. The Agora Strategic Security Program Roadmap has been developed and approved by the committee to guide the implementation of our security programs. Our dedicated security team, led by the Chief Information Security Officer, has the responsibility for building and enforcing information security programs.
Agora is always looking to better protect its systems and customers. Therefore, we continuously monitor and improve our Information Security Programs by implementing the following:
Agora adheres to regional and international information security standards as well as industry requirements and is committed to using international best practices. We engage with independent third parties to verify the compliance of Agora. Certified by various reputable agencies across the globe, we are recognized by industry and security organizations for excellence.
ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Standard
Agora is certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 by DNV GL, demonstrating our information security maturity level. Our security team implements the Information Security Management System in partnership with Ernst & Young. Security is a top priority at Agora, and this achievement demonstrates our commitment and continuous efforts to improve the efficiency of information security controls.
Click to download the certificate: ISO/IEC 27001:2013
ISO/IEC 27018 Information Technology – Security techniques – Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in publics clouds acting as PII processors
Agora is certified to ISO/IEC 27018 by DNV GL. This standard is a Code of Practice for protecting personal data in the cloud environment. Agora continuously strives to protect the sensitive data with our customers.
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SOC 2 Report
Agora is confident with our security practices and we continue to engage independent third parties to perform a strict SOC 2 audit on our internal processes, security controls and the design of Agora products. We meet all audit requirements set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) standards for security, availability and confidently and achieves the SOC 2 report.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard defines the operational and technical requirements for payment account data protection.
Agora engages with PCI SSC Approved Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) to conduct annual onsite assessment to ensure the continuous compliance with PCI DSS.
General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR
Agora is aligned with GDPR and we are committed to providing GDPR compliant products and services to our customers in the EU region or with our customers who conduct business within the EU.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act -HIPAA
Agora is aware of the sensitivity of transmitting and processing health information and we have invested in both the creation and ongoing maintenance of a HIPAA compliance program.
California Consumer Privacy Act - CCPA
The CCPA is the first comprehensive privacy law in the United States that aims to provide a variety of privacy rights to California consumers. As a service provider, Agora is aligned with CCPA though the implementation of our security programs.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act - COPPA
The COPPA regulates the privacy protection requirements for children under the age of thirteen. Agora has engaged privacy experts in meeting the requirements of COPPA.
Agora strongly believes in the principles of Secure by Design and Defense in Depth. Therefore, Agora adopts industry recognized security standards and best security practice at every layer - from infrastructure to application, in order to perfect our products and environment, and to secure the organization and our customers.
Securing access to your environment starts with identity and access controls. Agora provides you with a solution to ensure that only authorized people can access your services and resources. The Agora Console is a role-based access control tool that you utilize to restrict access based on "the-need-to-know" principle. The console is an interactive interface where you can easily create accounts, revoke members and assign roles and permissions. This tool can assist you to enforce your security policies.
Furthermore, Agora provides static key, dynamic key, and hybrid authentication methods to secure the communication channels in different scenarios.
At Agora, you choose how your content is secured. We offer you various options for your content in transit and provide you with full control of your own encryption keys. There features include:
Agora offers our customers the ability to record the real-time communication with Agora On-premise Recording SDK and Agora Cloud Recording SDK. The recording files can be stored on the users’ local device or can be stored in a designated cloud storage service chosen by our customers. The local recordings or cloud recordings can be further encrypted through any encryption form of your choosing.
Agora does not store any streaming data or user data except for caching for transmission purpose. The cached streaming data of users will be immediately released after the service.
Data centers hosting Agora services are maintained by certified and industry-leading cloud service providers, offering state-of-the-art physical protection for the servers and infrastructure that comprise the Agora environment.
The production environment, where all our customers data and functional servers reside, are completely separated from our internal organization network including the development and testing environments. This guarantees that all our customers data will stay in the production environment and never be used for development or testing purposes.
Access to the Agora production and non-production network is minimized to the greatest extent. Agora also implements network segmentation in production network based on various factors such as the type of business, the criticality of data, and the potential risks, to secure the sensitive customer data.
Agora regularly scans our core network nodes in the production environment to check and clear potential security vulnerabilities Anti-DDoS firewalls are configured in each core cloud data center for protection. With more than two hundred distributed data centers around the world, Agora can guarantee you with sufficient capabilities and resources to minimize the impact of DDoS attacks and ensure high-availability of real-time video and audio anywhere around the globe.
Monitoring, logging and analysis
Agora continuously monitors and analyzes log events to gain a comprehensive view of the security state of our production environment. The logging covers both successful and unsuccessful security events, with an emphasis on the event data of critical infrastructure.
To provide customers with better visibility and security insights, Agora Analytics is made available to consumers as a tracking and analysis tool. This tool enables customers to efficiently locate quality issues and identify root causes for a better end user experience.
The tool contains the Real-Time Alarm function, which enables you to monitor call quality and informs you in real time when the user’s communication experience is below expectation. With Real-Time Alarm, you can undertake the following actions in real time:
Agora has embedded Network Geo-Fencing in Real-Time Voice, Video and Messaging SDKs to ensure your data is secured from the rising concerns in network security and privacy breaches. Agora Network Geo-Fencing establishes a virtual boundary within the SD-RTNTM and you have the choice to restricted your network traffic in one or more designated region(s).
Agora has more than 200 data centers POPs (Points of Presence) across the world, covering the United States, Europe, China, Japan, India and Asia Pacific and other areas. The POPs in the SD-TRN network adopt the full mesh topology with superior routing capabilities. This is to ensure that the network services are not interrupted due to a single point of failure. The POPs build fault tolerance and disaster recovery capability of Agora service across the regions.
POPs also measure the performance of every possible path through the global network to find the “optimized” paths to ensure high data packet delivery success rate within the smallest time window.
Agora provides expert guidance to our customers on how to leverage our security features and embed best practices into every layer of your application.
Agora is continuously monitoring, auditing, and improving the design and operating effectiveness of our security controls. These activities are regularly performed by both third-party credentialed assessors and Agora’s internal risk and compliance team. Audit results are shared with senior management and all findings are tracked to resolution in a timely manner.
In addition to third-party security compliance audits, Agora engages Trustwave SpiderLabs to conduct network penetration tests at least annually. Results of the penetration testing are shared with senior management and are triaged, prioritized and remediated in time. Agora customers may receive executive summaries of these activities by requesting them from their account managers.
Data security and user privacy are the top priorities of Agora. Agora is committed to building a professional RTE PaaS with Compliance, Safety, Security, and Trust. It is a critical responsibility for Agora to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data, and Agora continues to work hard to maintain that trust. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our security team or account managers.