RPE’s primary goal is to consistently maintain the highest security controls to protect our clients’ confidential data within our Data Center when utilizing our cloud computing and IT systems management offering. By completing the annual SOC 1 Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) Type II examination, we repeatedly pass the vigorous audit to ensure our Data Center offers the security our client have come to trust and rely on to protect valuable data.
What is a SOC 1 (SSAE 16) Type II Audit?
The SOC 1 SSAE 16 audit was previously referred to as the SAS 70 audit. It was developed and is overseen by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). As a respected and recognized organization, it offers guidance to service organizations so there is a consistent method for disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls. Not all companies choose to complete this annual audit. Those that do, demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance.
The Type II audit goes beyond the Type I audit which describes the data center processes at a specific point in time and actually tests the effectiveness of those processes over a minimum six month period.
Secure, Reliable, Effective Operations
The surge in technology being utilized in every facet of business has facilitated a need for watchful accountability and oversight. Compliance signifies that RPE has taken proactive steps in developing and implementing numerous controls in outsourcing services. Not all companies who offer these services are SOC 1 SSAE 16 compliant. It is important to inquire on this significant service differentiator when selecting a systems management provider.
Service Auditors’ Report
At the completion of the audit, a formal Service Auditors’ Report is provided. The Report features an in-depth overview of RPE’s controls and the auditor’s assessment. RPE will gladly share a copy of the Service Auditors’ Report. If interested, complete the Contact Us form noting your request for the SOC1 SSAE 16 report.