Highland Solutions Announces the Company’s Successful Completion of the SOC 2 Type II Audit


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

Highland Solutions, a global enterprise technology and business solutions consultant, is pleased to announce the company’s successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit. Completion of the audit indicates that the policies, communications, procedures and monitoring of controls have been implemented by Highland Solutions and tested by an independent certified public accounting firm.

“The significance of this certification is that our clients can feel confident that Highland is just as committed to the security and integrity of their data and systems as they are,” stated Jeff Nixon, chief operating officer of Highland Solutions. “With strong internal controls, and the ability to build secure and client-centric business solutions, we are able to help our clients achieve their goals of being more productive, competitive and compliant.”

Highland Solutions’ audit included a full evaluation of the following:

Security, ensuring the system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical);
Availability, indicating the system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed; and
Processing integrity, confirming the system processing is complete, accurate, timely and authorized.
“Highland Solutions’ focus on strong internal controls is evident in this report,” says Jim Jimenez, managing partner at SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP. “The successful completion of this audit is a testament to Highland Solutions’ integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its clients.”

The audit undergone by Highland Solutions was conducted in accordance with the AICPA SOC reporting standards. The audit was conducted by SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, a full service PCAOB registered CPA firm providing SSAE 16 (SOC 1), SOC 2, and SOC 3 audits. SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP evaluated Highland Solutions’ design and operating effectiveness of internal controls and processes related to the Security, Availability and Processing Integrity Trust Services Principles.

The report reaffirms Highland Solutions’ commitment to operational excellence and specifically covers controls relevant to Security, Availability and Processing Integrity.

About SSAE 16 Professionals

SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP is one of the nation’s leading firms specializing in SSAE 16 (SOC 1), SOC 2, and SOC 3 audits and readiness assessments. Each of our professionals has over 10 years of relevant experience at “Big 4” and other large international or regional accounting firms. Each professional is certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), and/or MBA (Master of Business Administration). For more information, visit SSAE16Professionals.com.

About Highland Solutions

Highland Solutions is a global provider of enterprise solutions at the nexus of business and client relationships. Through strategic partnerships and a deep understanding of our clients’ business processes, Highland Solutions has continuously evolved with the rapidly changing technology landscape. Our service offerings include custom development, cloud computing, systems integration, mobile applications, ecommerce, social business platforms and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. For more information, visit highlandsolutions.com.

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TabWare Cloud Computing for Maintenance Solution Passes SSAE 16 Type II Audit


Greenville, SC (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

AssetPoint, a leading Computerized Maintenance Management System / Enterprise Asset Management (CMMS / EAM) solution provider, announced their 8th consecutive successful completion of a thorough and rigorous audit of their cloud computing operational controls.

In accordance with the guidance contained in American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16), Reporting on the Controls at a Service Organization, the audit evaluates suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls of the services provided to customers. SSAE 16 Type II audits ensure that AssetPoint provides a secure operational environment for its TabWare customers. AssetPoint passes the annual SSAE 16 Type II audits for system and data security year after year and maintains a formal disaster recovery process to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster. Customers can rest assured that their TabWare data is secure and available 24/7/365.

AssetPoint performed the independent audit and extensive testing of control activities and effectiveness for its cloud solution and product effectiveness at managing financial transactions. AssetPoints service auditor tested the control activities to ensure that objectives are met, and following this rigorous examination, the auditing firm was able to issue a non-qualified opinion regarding each of the following areas:

FORETHOUGHT.net Completes AICPA SOC 1 Audit


Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

FORETHOUGHT.net, one of the top Denver ISPs for business phone service, colocation, cloud IaaS hosting and managed services announced today that the company has undergone a Type II SSAE 16/SOC 1SM examination (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements Service Organization Controls Report). The examination covered its Denver data center. FORETHOUGHT.nets SSAE 16/SOC 1 audit report demonstrates to its customers their commitment to the highest level of service.

SSAE 16 is an attestation standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that reports on FORETHOUGHT.nets controls supporting the services provided to customers. Companies that are focused on compliance (SEC registrants, financial services, healthcare, etc.) often require an SSAE 16 audit. FORETHOUGHT.net management developed internal control objectives to support their data center services that were then used to complete the audit. The SSAE 16 examination report includes management’s description of FORETHOUGHT.nets systems and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls. Furthermore, the report contains a written assertion from management regarding the systems and a services auditor’s opinion letter.

“We are pleased that our Type II SSAE 16/SOC 1SM report has shown that we have the appropriate controls in place to mitigate risks related to the data center services we are providing to our customers, said Jawaid Bazyar, President of FORETHOUGHT.net. The importance of this audit demonstrates our commitment to security and quality in delivering excellence in cloud hosting, voice, and data services for our customers.

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ABOUT FORETHOUGHT.net

Established in 1995, FORETHOUGHT.net is a leading locally owned and operated IT and communications service provider, offering a portfolio of enterprise-level voice, data and cloud hosting solutions for enterprises of all sizes. The companys commitment to the highest level of technical expertise, security, reliability and responsiveness confirmed in its SOC 1SM audit results for its data center. The Denver Business Journal ranked FORETHOUGHT.net as a Top 15 Telecommunications Company and a Top 15 Internet Service Provider. ColoradoBIZ Magazine listed it as one of Colorado’s Top 250 Private Companies. BBB.org accredited A+ member. Based in Denver, Colorado, FORETHOUGHT.net serves the Denver Metro area and across the Front Range.

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FORETHOUGHT.net

2347 Curtis St

Denver, CO 80205

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Jawaid Bazyar, please call Patricia Kelly at 303-815-1823 or email patricia.kelly(at)forethought(dot)net







Adhost Internet Completes SSAE 16 Type II Audit of Seattle Data Centers


Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) September 08, 2011

Adhost Internet, a colocation and Web services provider located in downtown Seattle, announced today that it has completed a Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No.16 (SSAE 16) Type II audit. SSAE 16, developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), is the most widely recognized authoritative guidance that provides service organizations a uniform method for disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls related to their services.

The audit was performed by Accell TAC, P.A., a full-service audit and consulting firm that specializes in conducting SSAE 16 audits. Earlier this year the SSAE 16 replaced SAS 70 (Statements on Auditing Standards No. 70), which Adhost completed in previous years. Compared to SAS 70, SSAE 16 brings US companies up to date with the new international service organization reporting standards, the ISAE 3402. SSAE 16 audits require a written assertion from management regarding the data center controls and the service auditors opinion letter.

Companies who complete an annual SSAE 16 audit of their data center operations are able to demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance and operationally visibility than those companies who do not. The completion of the SSAE 16 Type II audit typifies Adhosts continued commitment to create and maintain the most stringent controls needed to ensure the highest quality and security of services provided to their customers. The Service Auditors Report issued by Accell TAC, P.A., with an unqualified opinion, demonstrates that Adhosts control activities were effectively designed and in operation throughout the reporting period.

“By successfully passing a SSAE 16 Type II audit, as well as SAS 70 Type II audits in previous years, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to proper controls and security in our data centers. All of our data center clients, including publicly traded companies and those in the financial and healthcare industries, benefit from our processes and procedures and are able to use our audit report for their required audits, states Will Riffle, Adhost President and CEO.

The Service Auditors Report includes a detailed description of Adhosts controls and an independent assessment of whether the controls are placed in operation, suitably designed, and operating effectively. To receive a copy of the Service Auditors Report, or for any further questions, please contact Adhost Sales at sales(at)adhost(dot)com.

ABOUT ADHOST

Adhost Internet is a West Coast data center provider delivering complete server colocation, virtual cloud servers, and managed server solutions since 1995. Servers are located in three secure, carrier neutral Seattle data centers with in-house 24×7 technical support and 24×7 client access. Whether its a small or medium-sized business or a big name like Microsoft, Zumiez, WatchGuard or the Seattle Space Needle, Adhost delivers Web solutions that work. Find out more at http://www.adhost.com.

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