Data center operator Data Centers Canada announced on Monday it has successfully achieved SSAE 16 compliance at its Toronto North Data Center.
The SSAE 16 attestation standard, which replaced the legacy SAS70 industry standard, is governed by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The attestation process validates the internal controls of organizations including data center operators based on the company’s technology, business processes, physical security and infrastructure.
As explained in a recent WHIR feature, SSAE 16 is more or less synonymous with SOC 1, and are specific to financial reporting.
“We are extremely pleased in achieving this accolade”, said Tony Di Benedetto, managing partner at Data Centers Canada. “This achievement reinforces our commitment to providing operational excellence to our clients. Achieving SSAE certification validates our mandate on providing world class facilities to house mission critical data and infrastructure.”
Independent consulting firm, Assure Professional performed the comprehensive SOC 1 type 2 audit of Data Centers Canada’s Toronto North Facility, located in Vaughan, Ontario.
The audit thoroughly tested the data center’s controlled environments including security, operations, management, infrastructure and network operations.
The 20,000 square foot data center provides colocation services to enterprises around the world, including government, Fortune 1000, and technology service providers.
The data center enables enterprises to house their mission critical or disaster recovery infrastructure in a secure, resilient data center footprint in the Canadian geography.
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