Frontline Data Completes SSAE 16 Examination

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. -- Frontline Data Services, a data center colocation provider in New York, has  announced it has successfully completed its second Statement on Standards and Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) Type 2 examination with zero exceptions.

The report, known as the Type 2 Service Organization Controls or SOC 1, was completed for the period from April 16, 2012 to April 15, 2013 for the Orangeburg, NY facility. The examination was performed by A-lign CPAs, a nationally recognized independent accounting and auditing firm.

"Maintaining our effective security policies and operational controls across our organization is critical to our success," said Howard Andrews, Frontline's President. "Completing our second SSAE 16 Type 2 examination with zero exceptions for our data center facility gives our customers' confidence in their data center infrastructure, operations, and controls."

SSAE 16 replaces the aging SAS 70 standard and provides assurance that Frontline maintains the appropriate controls and operating procedures as part of its commitment to their customers.  Frontline makes all compliance documentation and reports available to customers upon request.

"An SSAE 16 examination is a critical assurance report for customers who host their applications in our data center" said Nicko Feingberg, COO of Frontline Data Services.  Frontline's continued commitment to conducting this annual assessment, along with other initiatives, reflects a dedication to assisting our customers in meeting their compliance requirements."

SSAE 16 replaced the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) effective June 15, 2011. There are two types of SSAE 16 audits: a Type 1 audit is a point-in-time audit, while a Type 2 audit is more exhaustive and includes in-depth testing of controls and practices over a minimum six-month period. By engaging an independent CPA to examine and report on its security and operational controls, Frontline responds to the needs of its customers by providing an objective evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of controls.