IP Services has SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II independent auditor certification of over 100 procedures and control activities that are specifically designed for our high availability IT Service Management solutions.
An independent, certified third party organization reviews our operations and verifies that IP Services uses appropriate procedures and controls to service its clients and that our operational results meet or exceed its Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In other words, our SSAE 16 SOC I Type II review is an independent auditors testimony that we do what we say we do.
Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 is used by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This is the standard used to define how an auditor should assess the internal controls of a service organization, as they issue an audit report. Our annual SSAE 16 Type II independent audit verifies that our documentation adequately describes our internal controls, which are designed to achieve specific control objectives.
The list of Audited Control Objectives includes Physical Security; Environmental Security; Backup Operations; Maintenance Operations; Information Security; Data Communications; and Disaster Planning and Recovery.
This level of audited operations gives IP Services clients confidence that we follow specific procedures and controls to optimize results for our clients IT systems. Furthermore, our stringent audit certifications may reduce the ongoing audit cost of our clients when they need to demonstrate their IT organization’s compliance with various government regulations.