Audit confirms its 16 data centers meet five compliance standards
US-based colocation provider 365 Data Centers been won a bunch of certifications for all of its 16 data centers, inlcuding HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2, ISAE 3402, and breach notification requirements for HITECH.
Inside 365’s colocation facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source: 365 Data Centers
“365 is the only national colocation provider to achieve these certifications across all of its facilities,” the company pronounced in a press statement.
“Certifying compliance across all facilities is a significant accomplishment and an uncommon feat these days,” remarked Scott G. Price, managing director of A-lign – the independent accounting firm that performed 365’s evaluation.
“365 didn’t just re-certify itself for existing compliances,” he added, “but continues to raise the bar for client services by subjecting its data centers to an even greater and more rigorous process than last year.”
A-lign, which specializes in security, assurance, and compliance auditing, evaluated 365’s facilities against requirements in the US federal government’s HIPAA Security Rule. The regulation establishes policies regarding the use and handling of healthcare-related personal information. The colocation provider said it was reconfirmed as compliant with both HIPAA and the data breach reporting rules in the federal government’s HITECH Act.
The audits also included evaluations for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 (standards for systems and controls relevant to security and availability), and ISAE 3402 (global assurance standard for service provider accounting).
“It was important for us to have every one of our facilities achieve compliance for all five of these certifications,” said Ross Warrington, VP of operations for 365 Data Centers, in a press statement. He added: “Some data center, service or cloud providers gain certification at just a few of their sites, leaving the details for clients to sort out in the fine print.”
365 Data Centers is a privately held company based in Emeryville, California. It operates 16 data centers across the US, including locations in New York, Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, and Seattle.