SoftLayer Achieves SOC 2 Certification Across Global Footprint
DALLAS, TX, Feb 28, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
SoftLayer Technologies today announced that it successfully
completed its Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II
examination for the company's 13 data centers, located in the United
States, Singapore and the Netherlands. The examination, conducted by
independent accounting and auditing firm Weaver, evaluated the
processes, procedures and controls for security and availability at
SoftLayer's facilities for the year-ending October 31, 2012.
SOC 2 certification assures SoftLayer customers that the company has
effective operational controls and meets audit levels for data
protection and availability. Organizations with certification and
compliance requirements such as HIPAA and PCI DSS may request and
leverage the company's SOC 2 Type II report as part of their
"SOC 2 exams are rigorous independent assessments, geared toward
technology service providers, especially those running data centers,"
said Val Stinson, director of compliance for SoftLayer. "With our
successful completion of testing, we're able to provide our customers
with greater insights into our controls, procedures and systems for
our entire portfolio of cloud based services. To date, approximately
100 customers have requested our SOC 2 Type II report as a part of
their compliance efforts."
This certification is also an important step for any
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that supports outsourced,
mission-critical, and information technology services. The audit
includes a full assessment of:
-- Security: Data centers are protected against unauthorized access (both
physical and logical).
-- Availability: Data centers are available for operation and use as
committed or agreed.
-- Processing integrity: Processing is complete, accurate, timely and
-- Confidentiality: Information designated as confidential is protected
as committed or agreed.
-- Privacy: Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed
and destroyed in conformity with privacy principles issued by the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA).
ASOC 2 examination is widely recognized, because it represents that a
service organization has been through an evaluation of their control
activities as they relate to the applicable Trust Services Principles
and Criteria. A Type II report not only includes the service
organization's system description, but also includes detailed testing
of the design and operating effectiveness of the service
About SoftLayer Technologies
SoftLayer operates a global cloud
infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. Spanning 13 data
centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint
of network points of presence, SoftLayer's modular architecture
provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured
API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible unified
platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a
global network for secure, low-latency communications. With 100,000
devices under management, SoftLayer is the largest privately held
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world with a
portfolio of leading-edge customers from Web startups to global
enterprises. For more information, please visit softlayer.com.
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