Data center provider CoreSite Realty has completed Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 Type 2 examinations on 15 of its operational sites across the US.
SSAE 16 is an attestation standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The standard is designed to report on an organization's controls and supports the services provided to its customers.
CoreSite said the SSAE 16 will provide its data center customers with assurance of corporate controls, including security and environmental compliance, and validation of its commitment to standards of operations.
BrightLine, a certified public accounting firm, conducted CoreSite’s SSAE 16 examinations over the twelve-month period that ended June 30 2014.
CoreSite said it is committed to performing the SSAE 16 examination in future years.
CoreSite’s management developed internal control objectives to support ‘first-class’ data center management services that were used to complete the examination.
Companies that are compliance-sensitive and may require an SSAE 16 examination report include publicly-traded enterprises, financial firms, and healthcare organizations.
The SSAE 16 report includes management's description of CoreSite's systems and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls.