123Net Data Centers Now SSAE16 Compliant
Southfield, MI – January 17, 2011 - Colocation provider 123Net announced on Friday that it has completed its SSAE 16 Type I audit.
123Net says the audit took place over several months. A third party auditor conducted a review of its operations and processes and determined that it met the requirements of SSAE 16.
SSAE 16 compliance replaced SAS 70 last year, and allows a company to determine what it wants to be audited on. It is designed to measure financial and accounting controls.
The report includes a detailed description of service organization controls, an assessment of how controls were placed in operation, if controls were properly designed, a performance assessment, measuring overall effectiveness.
“123Net customers demand enterprise-class reliability and security,” Dan Irvin, president of 123Net said in a statement. “Achieving SSAE 16 compliance is another level of assurance for our customers that 123Net data center facilities operate at the highest level of verified operational controls, procedures, and processes.”
SSAE 16 compliance will make it easy for 123Net customers to complete their own internal and third party audits, including those conducted under PCI, HIPAA, or SEC standards.
123Net operates 4 Data Centers in Michigan including 3 in Southfield and 1 in Grand Rapids which include connections to multiple Tier 1 Internet backbones. In addition to colocation, 123Net provides Voice, Internet and Layer 2 solutions over a plethora of delivery options including Fiber, Wireless, T1 and Ethernet services.