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Why it’s important to work with a SOC audited Data Center

In today’s world of continued cyber hacking it is critical that companies are confident sensitive data is being properly safeguarded. SOC audits are an important piece of the process. Before working with any Data Center or Hosting provider, you should clearly understand if they are following the proper procedures when overseeing your data, if they participate in the SOC process and if they can provide a recent auditing report.

For the 13th consecutive year, RPE has successfully completed the SOC 1 Type 2 Examination demonstrating the proper controls are in place to protect all client financial and sensitive data. While cyber hacking is on the rise, weather, hardware failures, human error and other points of failure can also put company data at risk.

The AICPA (Association of International Certified Professional Accountants) developed SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits to provide service organizations like RPE with a consistent method of disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls. These extensive audits review controls relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy.

We are seeing more auditing firms request copies of supplier SOC audits as the industry understands the value of SOC auditing. The SOC process builds trust and transparency with both internal and external stakeholders as it proactively reduces risk across an organization.

At RPE, we want our clients to feel confident in the security of our Data Center services, so we undergo this extensive SOC yearly testing to ensure that processes and systems meet the high standards of security set forth by the AICPA. Our Type 2 SOC 1 and SOC 2 Data Center, which is staffed by skilled operations professionals, meets the highest standards of security quality and performance.

Services at our US-based Data Center include:

  • Cloud
  • Hosting
  • Systems Management
  • Backup and Data Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • High Availability

Companies that complete the AICPA’s annual audits offer a substantially higher level of assurance and operational visibility than those that opt not to do so. RPE’s clients can feel confident knowing that we have taken steps to develop and implement numerous controls in outsourcing services.

If you would like to receive copies of our Type 2 SOC 1 and SOC 2 audit report, which provides an in-depth description of the controls that we have in place, contact RPE.