Receives Highest Possible Auditor Opinion for Fifth Consecutive Year
Philadelphia, PA – May 2, 2014 – IPR International, the leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced that it has completed the Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 Service Organizations Control 2 (SSAE 16 SOC 2) report. The SSAE is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which sets guidelines for auditors to use in order to objectively assess the internal controls of service organizations.
Effective June 15, 2011, AICPA created the Service Organization Control Report framework and replaced SAS 70 with SSAE 16. Under the new framework, IaaS solution providers like IPR are audited under a new standard based on Trust Services Principles Section 100 of AICPA professional standards and are issued SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports. These new reports provide greater definition around internal controls.
The SOC 2 Report focuses on internal controls related to security, availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, and privacy—validating that the system is protected against unauthorized physical and logical access.
The audit, which included detailed review of the design and operating effectiveness of IPR’s controls, was performed by an independent licensed Certified Public Accounting firm, McKonly & Asbury LLP, which specializes in conducting Service Organization Controls (SOC) audits. The examination reviewed the period from July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.
IPR received a Service Auditors’ Report with a clean opinion, and no exceptions were noted during testing, demonstrating that IPR’s policies, procedures, and operations for the areas reviewed met or exceeded the stringent SOC 2 criteria.
IPR has received “unqualified opinions” on the design and operating effectiveness of its controls—the best opinion that can be issued on these types of reports—every year since it received its first report in 2009. IPR considers this a significant accomplishment that underscores its dedication to provide clients with superior confidence in its operations and helps negate any compliance concerns as part of IPR’s ongoing commitment to secure, reliable solutions.
If you have any questions or need further information about IPR’s SSAE16 SOC 2 Report, please contact IPR Chief Operations Officer Deirdre Cochran at Deirdre.Cochran@iprsecure.com.
IPR International, the premier Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, provides secure colocation, disaster recovery, and private cloud solutions to companies across a range of industries and serves clients in 25 countries. IPR’s clients operate in markets that are data intensive, under pressure to comply with increasing federal, state, and industry-specific regulations, and under stress to reduce costs while simultaneously improving IT security and reliability. The industries IPR serves are typically those in which data protection is of paramount importance and include hospitals, surgical centers, banks, insurance companies, law firms, manufacturing, and government. IPR operates multiple redundant, secure Tier III data centers and offers its clients private cloud services like Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). For more information, visit www.IPRsecure.com and follow us on Twitter @iprsecure.
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