Data102, LLC. Achieves Examination in Conformity with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II Certification after Extensive Audit
Recently, A-lign CPAs of Tampa, FL, an independent auditing agency, certified that Data102 – Southern Colorado’s premiere, privately held data center—was compliant with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) Number 16, after completing a Type II report. After achieving compliance with SSAE standards in October of 2012, Data102 has maintained the highest standard of controls over its colocation services, and executed them throughout 2013 without exception.
In response to this achievement, Travis Taylor, VP of Business Development for Data102, said, “It’s been over a year since our initial audit, and we’ve succeeded at implementing and maintaining our security and operational controls, proving to our customers that we live up to the rigorous standards required for a Type II certification.”
The SSAE 16 certification is recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an acceptable verification of an organization’s internal security controls and procedures and is thus widely respected. Compliance is determined by an independent auditing agency that performs a thorough examination of control objectives, procedures, and safeguards, which include controls over information technology and infrastructure. Data102 has continued to implement and maintain strict security controls at itsColorado datacenter, which has now been independently certified according to SSAE standards.
At a time when more and more sensitive data is stored at data centers, Data102’s customers continue to have assurance that their data center is taking every possible precaution to keep them safe. Both the Type I and Type II reports are accessible and show Data102’s established controls and their effectiveness as reported by the auditors:
- Type I provides a description of controls at a specific and particular point in time;
- Type II includes this description and provides details regarding the testing of controls over a given period. With a Type II report, customers will be able to determine that these controls were in operation, satisfactorily designed, and operating productively for the duration of the testing period.
Randal Kohutek, VP of Operations, added, “I’m proud that our team has met the requirements to obtain SSAE16 Type II certification, and am glad that we bring this high level of execution to our clients.”
About Data102 LLC
Data102, LLC is a Colorado Springs data center and IT services provider. They offer a breadth of services includingcolocation, bandwidth, last mile Internet, Voice over IP (VoIP), virtualization, cloud servers, managed firewalls and website hosting. For more information about Data102 LLC, visit us at data102.com