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SSAE 16 Annual Examinations

DRFortress is committed to providing the highest level of compliance and security and voluntarily undergoes vigorous annual examinations to provide this assurance to our clients such as SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70), PCI and JSOX. 

DRFortress offers SSAE 16 Type II report documentation to its clients upon request.   In early 2012, DRFortress will complete the updated SSAE 16 audit. The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 was finalized by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in January 2010 and became effective on June 15, 2011.

SSAE 16 examination, also referred to as SOC 1 examinations, effectively replaces the SAS 70 as the authoritative guidance for reporting on service organizations. SSAE 16 examines access controls at service organizations to ensure adequate controls and processes were followed by service provider, thereby minimizing risk to the client company. The primary purpose of an SSAE 16 report is to provide clients and their financial statement auditors with an understanding of the services being provided and a CPA firm’s opinion as to whether the description is fairly presented, the controls are suitably designed, and in the case of a “Type 2” report, the 3rd party auditors test to determine whether the stated controls were actually operating effectively over a specified period of time.

Regulatory Audit Compliance Assistance for Clients

Additionally, DRFortress has and will continue to assist clients with their own regulatory and compliance audits regarding physical security of their IT infrastructure and datacenter services.  DRFortress’ diligence and commitment to compliance is evident with many of our clients having successfully met FDIC, HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, SAS 70, and innumerable other standards.

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