Fully Audited, Secure and PCI Compliant
Colocation NorthWest has acquired SSAE certification for our data centers and operations. SSAE (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements) 16 replaces the original standard, SAS 70, for nationally recognized reporting on controls for service organizations. SSAE 16 was formally issued in April 2010 with an effective date of June 15, 2011 and again reviewed and renewed in November 2016.
What is SSAE 16?
In short, a SSAE 16 audit reports on the design and effectiveness of a service provider’s controls relevant to customers’ financial and security reporting. The former AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) standard, SAS 70, did not set standards for data center excellence; it just reported on the controls and processes in place as described by a data center. The new AICPA standard, SSAE 16, strengthens the report by providing criteria for the evaluation of controls and processes.
Colocation NorthWest’s controls and processes have been evaluated and tested by third party auditors over the last few months to receive the SSAE 16 certification that they meet standards for excellence set by the AICPA. Colocation NorthWest is happy to bring this added benefit and compliance verification to our customers. If you have further questions, please contact your Sales Executive for more information.
For more information on SSAE-16 visit the AICPA.