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SSAE16 Type II

A data center with a SSAE16 Type II, stands out from other data centers. (Formerly called SAS 70 Type II Certification)

SSAE16 Type II, (formerly SAS 70 Type II Certification) is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  By obtaining a SSAE16 Type II, (formerly SAS 70 Type II Certification) an auditor is attesting that an organization underwent a thorough examination process which audited their control objectives (the IT functions that protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data).

How can you be sure the data center that is storing your critical information is providing the necessary controls to safeguard that data? We live in a global economy with fierce competition. A SSAE16 Type II, (formerly SAS 70 Type II Certification) is one method of ensuring best practices are implemented to comply with industry standards.

There are two types of SSAE16 Type II, (formerly SAS 70 Type II Certification) reports.

  • SSAE16 Type I, (formerly SAS 70 Type I Certification) report is used by the auditor to express an opinion on whether the controls put in place were a fair representation of the organizations description of those controls and whether they functionally achieved the specified objectives.
  • SSAE16 Type II, (formerly SAS 70 Type II Certification) report includes the information in the Type I report and also elaborates on whether the controls were implemented effectively during the audit period. The auditor determines whether the controls were implemented effectively by physically evaluating the facility, interviewing personnel, examining audit trails, and other practices.

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