DataBank Finalizes SSAE-16 Examinations in All Markets
Annual SOC1 & SOC2 audits conducted in all DataBank data centers affirm the highest operational standards
DALLAS, TX - December 20, 2016 - DataBank, Ltd., a leading custom data center, managed services and cloud provider headquartered in Dallas, announced the completion of all annual SSAE-16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagement) audit examinations for all data center locations in the company's national footprint, which includes Minnesota, Texas, and Kansas.
All facilities completed both SOC1 Type 2 and SOC2 Type 2 audits. By engaging in the SSAE 16 audit process, DataBank ensures customers receive a move-in-ready, reliable and secure environment. The provided controls within the standard confirm that DataBank adheres to some of the strictest requirements in the industry for infrastructure reliability and site security. In addition, the report also helps DataBank's clients manage their IT controls, which improves their overall business performance.
"These audits provide an important validation for clientele in all our facilities," said Kevin Ooley, CFO and EVP of DataBank. "The process provides independent confirmation that we build, maintain and operate all locations at the highest levels in the industry."
The examinations were performed by a full-service audit and consulting firm that specializes in integrated compliance solutions, including conducting SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations. 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. Companies who complete annual examinations are able to demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance and operationally visibility than those companies who do not. The Service Auditors' Report issued with an unqualified opinion, demonstrates that DataBank's control activities were effectively designed and in operation throughout the reporting period.
To learn more about DataBank, the company facilities, compliance standards, and the company's complete suite of service solutions, please visit the corporate website at www.databank.com.
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class business solutions for Data Center, Managed Services, and Cloud. DataBank provides customers with 100% uptime availability of all their critical data, applications, and deployed infrastructure in top-tier data center environments with highly available robust connectivity. All deployments are custom-tailored to effectively manage risk, improve technology performance, and allow clients to focus on their own core business objectives. DataBank is backed by investment firm Digital Bridge (www.digitalbridgellc.com) which has amassed a communications infrastructure business portfolio that includes ExteNet Systems, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, Mexico Tower Partners, and Q Towers International and has raised over $4 billion of debt and equity capital. For more information on DataBank locations and services, please visit www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533. ###