Designations Affirm Design, Operating Effectiveness and Security of Controls Supporting World-Class Managed Hosting Solutions
NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 – Opti9, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed Solutions, announces today that it has successfully completed a Statement on Standards of Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) Controls at a Service Organization (SOC 1) Type 2 audit certification for its NY1 data center located on Long Island, NY. The SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 certification demonstrates Opti9’s dedication to providing the highest levels of security and reliability across its data center infrastructure, systems, processes and services in order to effectively support global customers’ business environments and offer critical protection for sensitive company information.
Recognized around the world as a superior control and services reporting standards, SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 certification was established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is a critical designation for serving Opti9’s healthcare, financial services, eCommerce and government customers. To achieve SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 certification, Opti9 underwent an independent examination of control objectives and activities supporting its Managed Hosting solutions performed by independent service auditor BrightLine Certified Public Accountants & Associates.
In addition to completing its SSAE 16 certification audit, BrightLine also completed a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Standard Matrix which reviewed Opti9’s administrative actions, policies and procedures for HIPAA / Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HIPAA-HITECH) compliance. Opti9’s NY1 data center and Managed Hosting services are fully HIPAA-HITECH compliant, featuring a number of safeguards to ensure maximum data protection and safe transmission of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). Opti9 is also one of the few Managed Hosting providers that signs HIPAA Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) with customers, demonstrating its commitment to the proper storage and security of ePHI for the healthcare and enterprise markets.
“Achieving SSAE 16 and HIPAA-HITECH compliance validates that Opti9’s stringent internal processes, safeguards and IT controls for hosting sensitive customer data exceed global security requirements,” says Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Opti9. “The designations provide our customers with the peace of mind of knowing that their data and equipment are safe and secure within our flagship NY1 data center facility so that they can focus on their core business.”
BrightLine Certified Public Accountants & Associates performed an in-depth inspection and analysis of Opti9’s executive oversight, risk assessment, information and communication systems, environmental and physical security, and more. After completing the thorough examination, NY1 and Opti9’s Managed Hosting services were declared SSAE 16 compliant with clean opinion and no exceptions.
Long Island’s most secure, fully redundant data center, NY1, is a Tier III-rated, SSAE 16 data center offering enterprise-class Colocation, Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud solutions, Managed Services, and more. NY1 is a carrier-neutral facility with N+1 or better redundant cooling, power and connectivity, 25,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space and a load capacity of 300 pounds per square foot. The data center provides the highest level of redundant and secure connectivity to New York metro’s largest Points of Presence (PoPs), leading carriers and local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), making it the superior choice for speed, selection and reliability. NY1 also maintains direct access to trans-Atlantic fiber landing points on Long Island, providing customers with some of the U.S.’ lowest latency routes to Europe.
To learn more about Opti9 and its NY1 data center facility, visit opti9tech.com.
To learn more about Opti9’s HIPAA-HITECH compliant Cloud and IT Infrastructure solutions, click here.
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About Opti9 Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, Opti9 is a leader in managed hosting solutions, including Managed & Secure Cloud Infrastructure. Opti9’s expansive ecosystem of state-of-the-art technology solutions includes fully managed Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, CDN, Security and DRaaS. Combining industry-leading innovation, expert support and high-touch customer service, Opti9 serves as a true technology partner to a vast variety of customers including enterprises and SMBs, healthcare organizations, Information Technology firms, eCommerce companies and VoIP providers. Opti9 also operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam.