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CoreSite Completes SSAE 16 Audits at 11 Data Centers

August 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on CoreSite Completes SSAE 16 Audits at 11 Data Centers 

Web Hosting ToolboxDenver, CO – CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced the company has completed a SSAE 16 Type 2 audit covering eleven operational data centers. SSAE 16 is designed to provide CoreSite data center customers with a level of assurance of corporate controls and will replace existing SAS 70 Type 1 and Type 2 audit reports. BrightLine, a licensed CPA firm, conducted the CoreSite SSAE 16 audit over the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2011.

SSAE 16 is an attestation standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that reports on CoreSite controls supporting the services provided to customers. CoreSite management developed internal control objectives to support first-class data center management services that were used to complete the audit. Companies that are compliance sensitive and may require SSAE 16 certification include publicly-traded enterprises, financial firms, and healthcare organizations. The SSAE 16 audit report includes management’s description of CoreSite’s systems and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls. Further, the report contains a written assertion from management regarding the systems and a services auditor’s opinion letter. Read more

Canadian Web Hosting Completes CICA 5970 and SAS70 Type II Certification

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Canadian Web Hosting Completes CICA 5970 and SAS70 Type II Certification 

Hosting ServicesVancouver, BC – Canadian Web Hosting, a leading online hosting provider in Canada announced today that it has successfully completed two independent audits of its selected controls, processes and procedures in compliance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 for service organizations and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Section 5970 for the period starting from May 1, 2011. SAS70 Type II (now known as SSAE16) and CICA 5970 audits are widely recognized within the industry as the benchmark for service organizations, and each certification requires a thorough audit of the internal controls of the service organization by a licensed independent auditor.

“By completing this audit, we want our customers to know that Canadian Web Hosting has the ability to keep their systems running and that we are doing everything possible to protect their sensitive data,” says Tony Chu, Canadian Web Hosting CEO. “By completing the CICA 5970 and SAS70 Type II audit, we are providing greater assurances and transparency into our business operations and delivering on our promise to offer the most secure and reliable web hosting platform in Canada.” Read more

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