Wyomissing, PA – December 18, 2015 – Weidenhammer, a leading provider of IT services, announced it has successfully completed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 and (SOC) 2, Type 2 audits from an independent CPA firm. These audits are internationally accepted standards developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and are the recognized mark of IT service quality.
Reviewed over a twelve month period, SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits cover a number of controls and principles including: controlled environment, physical security, environmental security, computer operations-backup and storage, computer operations-uptime and maintenance, information security, and data communications.
“These audits provide independent, third-party verification that our operations meet or exceed best practice standards in key IT service areas, ensuring the highest levels of security and reliability,” states Rick Phillips, Vice President-Compute Solutions. “By successfully completing these audits, our customers and prospects are assured that we have been comprehensively examined by a third party to have sufficient safeguards and controls in place.
Weidenhammer has earned Type 2 designation, which is more comprehensive than Type 1 because it incorporates the auditor’s judgment on how efficient controls functioned during the defined six-month examination period. Weidenhammer was initially Type 2 designated in November 2009.