We are pleased to announce Adhost successfully completed a Statement for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) Type II audit. In previous years, Adhost passed SAS 70 audits, and this year the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) replaced the SAS 70 with the SSAE 16. Compared to SAS 70, SSAE 16 brings US companies up to date with the new international service organization reporting standards, the ISAE 3402.
During a week-long on-site visit in July, an independent service auditor examined the policies, procedures and business processes in place at Adhost over the previous one-year time period. The following controls related to colocation and other data centers solutions provided in our Seattle data centers were audited:
- Control Environment
- Physical Security
- Environmental security
Data center companies who complete annual audits are able to demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance and operationally visibility than those companies who do not. The completion of the SSAE 16 Type II audit typifies Adhost’s continued commitment to create and maintain the most stringent controls needed to ensure the highest quality and security of services provided to our customers.
A SSAE 16 report, also known as a SOC 1 (Service Organization Control) report, is beneficial to both the service organization and its clients because it demonstrates that the service organization has implemented effective control objects and activities. All of our data center clients, including publicly traded companies and those in the financial and healthcare industries, benefit from our processes and procedures and are able to use our audit report for their required audits.
To learn more about SSAE 16 and the details of the audit, visit our SSAE 16 page.permalink | digg this | technorati
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