ColoCrossing Awarded SSAE16 Type II Certification
Standards Compliance Audit
BUFFALO, N.Y. — ColoCrossing, an outsourced IT services provider, has received Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 for its Buffalo, N.Y. data center. Assessed by auditors from A-Lign, a nationwide security and compliance solutions provider, this certification demonstrates ColoCrossing’s commitment to the highest standards of operational excellence for its customers.
The audit, which was conducted at ColoCrossing’s Buffalo data center, determined that the site met or exceeded SSAE16 standards for physical security and environmental controls. In the robust assessment, auditors tested the accuracy of the controls and the implementation and effectiveness of controls in our data center over a six-month period. The certification is especially critical for ColoCrossing’s financial services customers, for which SSAE16 compliance is often a requirement.
“Our Buffalo data center offers unique strategic advantages to customers due to its proximity to Chicago, New York City and Toronto, and its reliance on renewable, hydroelectric power from nearby Niagara Falls. To receive SSAE16 compliance in this facility is a tremendous accomplishment for ColoCrossing. Providing and maintaining the highest level of security and environmental controls is critical for our customers, and this certification further confirms our commitment to quality for them,” said ColoCrossing CEO Jon Biloh.
SSAE No. 16 is a new reporting standard for services organizations put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SSAE16, which replaces Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS70), addresses engagements undertaken by a service auditor for reporting on controls at service organizations (e.g., data center providers) that provide services to user entities, for which a service organization’s controls are likely to be relevant to a user entity’s internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).
ColoCrossing is an outsourced IT services provider offering colocation, dedicated servers, managed servers, disaster recovery and more to customers across the globe. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York and featuring eight state-of-the-art data centers, ColoCrossing delivers superior service and 100% guaranteed uptime with its knowledgeable, passionate staff, cutting-edge technology and commitment to delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit http://www.ColoCrossing.com.
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