Understanding the SSAE 16 Data Center Certification
It goes without saying that all data centers need to be held to specific standards – standards that identify the facility as a service organization that can empower businesses with enterprise-grade technology, security and compliance. In the hosting world, the SSAE 16 Auditing Standard is the internationally recognized reporting and auditing measurement that gives companies that are outsourcing services the confidence they need to do business with a hosting provider.
Holding Your Data Center and Your Data to the Highest Standard
Since, we deal almost exclusively with SharePoint hosting, Fpweb.net ensures that our hosting facilities are top of the line. Each Fpweb.net data center is a world class facility, situated on a dual utility power grid and includes bio-metric security, redundancy in all critical systems, on-site Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and qualified engineers 24/7/365.
We are leaders in managed SharePoint solutions to customers all around the world. With millions of customers in over 80 countries, we are held to the highest standards of quality and control within our data centers. Our SSAE 16 SOC I Type II audit helps us serve clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to the SME (small and medium-enterprise) market with confidence.
What is a SSAE 16 SOC I Type II Certified Data Center?
SSAE 16 SOC I, is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
A SSAE 16 SOC I audit is widely recognized because it represents that a service or outsourcing organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control activities, which generally include controls over information technology and related processes.
As one of the highest industry accepted auditing standards for service companies, SSAE 16 SOC I certification provides customers with guaranteed security and reliability for their systems.
Why is SSAE 16 SOC I Important to You?
Anyone who is concerned about data security should trust only SSAE 16 SOC I Certified Hosting Providers like Fpweb.net. Besides being an essential staple for any publicly traded company that must comply with Sarbanes-Oxley or provide HIPAA compliant I.T., it is required by most service providers and companies to whom they outsource operations. SSAE 16 SOC I type II compliance provides your business with confidence in the hosting provider and reassurance that your tapes, and the data on them, are being handled by service professionals that have a clearly defined and secure process for data eradication.
How was the SSAE 16 Audit Performed?
The auditor closely reviewed numerous processes and controls relating to:
- Logical and physical access
- Security of environment and information
- Secure storage and other such operations
Along with global load balancing with F5, a highly available network, state-of-the-art security and powerful servers that keep you in control, Fpweb.net’s three data centers offer the offsite recovery and enterprise-grade technology your business needs to succeed.
Audits like SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II give companies all over the world the ability to confidently host their data, and they play an essential role in providing transparency between the hosting provider and their hosting facilities by showcasing the controls and safeguards available for customer data.