LightEdge Completes SSAE 16 Data Center Controls Examination
LightEdge completes its annual SSAE 16 data center controls and processes examination
Anschutz-owned Cloud Computing company has successfully completed
an SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 examination for its Data Centers
Des Moines, IA, February 7, 2012 – LightEdge Solutions is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its annual data center process examination for the review period spanning December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2011. The SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 independent examination and the subsequent reporting document was completed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, and verifies that LightEdge Solutions’ data centers are being managed in accordance with the service provider controls and processes.
SSAE No. 16, formerly known as a Report on Controls at a Service Organization (SOC 1), is an attestation standard that establishes the requirements for service providers to report any controls being utilized to the customer, specifically when they directly affect the users’ financial statements. The controls addressed in SSAE No. 16 are those that a service organization implements to prevent, or detect and correct, errors in the information it provides to clients.
The SAS-70 audit standard was recently surpassed by the SSAE No. 16 in mid-2011. These improvements ensure that US companies are able to compete on a global level by matching reporting regulations internationally. Companies that successfully pass this examination will now be able ensure that users can put their total confidence into the honesty and integrity of the service provider.
“The SSAE 16 exam is a way to independently verify the processes and controls involved in running our data centers,” said Travis Thompson, chief security officer for LightEdge Solutions. “The SSAE report is a very credible way to demonstrate our commitment and professionalism to the customers that count on LightEdge for high availability IT services.”
As a managed service and data center colocation provider for many businesses involving high sensitivity data, such as banking, healthcare and legal services, LightEdge has completed control and process examinations since 2008. These exams are conducted by an independent, licensed CPA firm to ensure the quality and accuracy of the examination and report.
To view the LightEdge SSAE 16 report, go to: http://lightedge.com/pdf/lightedge_ssae_16_type_2.pdf
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions is a customer-centric cloud computing and consulting company devoted to solving the IT issues of businesses nationwide. By utilizing our economies of scale, connections with world-class vendors and our own internal passion for engineering, LightEdge allows its customers to “plug in” to enterprise-grade IT solutions that maximize uptime and performance, yet fit into their budget. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.
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