What is SSAE 16 Compliance? Why Does it Matter?

By November 12, 2014Data Center

Since 1999, businesses across Raleigh, NC and the Southeast have trusted celito for all of their Internet service needs. This history of trust and integrity is especially important when considering the option to host your business’ servers at our state-of-the-art North Carolina data centers.
celito is proud to strictly adhere to a variety of regulations under SSAE 16 to keep your business running safely and securely with 100% uptime. Before we go any further, let’s define a few acronyms and industry-specific terms:

  • SSAE 16 — Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 is a regulation put in place by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) to define and update how compliance controls are reported by service companies.
    SOC 2 — Service Organization Controls 2 are strict regulations designed by the AICPA, covered under SSAE 16, to ensure that technology-based service providers have proper systems in place to protect client information and data.
    SOC 2, Type II — Reports that specifically evaluate the suitability of the design and operative effectiveness of system controls.

What Principles Are Covered Under SOC 2 Type II Audits?

When you choose celito as your source for colocation services, you can rest easy knowing that our data centers are SOC 2 Type II-compliant. A SOC 2 Type II report contains a statement of assertion and description of the following, in regards to an organization’s control system:

  • Security — This addresses protection against both physical and logical unauthorized access.
    Availability — This pertains to the system’s availability for operation and use as previously agreed.
    Processing Integrity — This ensures system processing is authorized, complete, accurate and timely.
    Confidentiality — The protection of information that is confidential, as committed or agreed.
    Privacy — This regulation ensures personal information is collected, used, retained and disclosed in accordance to the the organizations’ privacy notice, as well as the privacy principles of the AICPA and CICA.

What Does This SSAE 16 Compliance Mean for My Business?

You’ve invested a lot into your company — time, money, energy and many other resources. Knowing your company’s servers are hosted at a SOC 2 Type II data center provides you with the peace of mind knowing that celito is taking seriously the responsibility of managing, guarding and maintaining your business’ servers and valuable information.

By choosing a SOC 2 Type II-compliant hosting provider such as celito, you can be sure that all the necessary internal controls that ensure the security, privacy and integrity of your sensitive information are consistently in place and continually up-to-date.

Learn More About celito’s SOC 2 Type II Compliant Facilities & Services

Contact celito by calling 919-852-1238 to learn more about our secure, SOC 2 Type II-compliant data center facilities. Request a quote today or feel free to ask us any questions about the benefits of our colocation services and how they can work for