Xecunet completes SSAE16 SOC 2 Type I Audit

SSAE16 SOC 2 Type II LogoXecunet, LLC, a full-featured Colocation and IT Service provider, announced today that it has successfully completed a SOC 2  Type I audit examination for their Colocation System. Xecunet, LLC retained international business advisory firm Skoda Minotti for its SOC audit work. Xecunet, LLC selected Skoda Minotti after an intensive search based on Skoda Minotti’s reputation as a leading assurance solutions and compliance company.

According to Dallas Kincaid, Operations Manager of Xecunet, LLC, “Skoda Minotti is a leader in SSAE 16 and Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting and IT advisory solutions and the successful completion of our SOC 2 Type I examination audit provides our customers with the assurance that the controls and safeguards we employ to protect and secure their data are first-rate ”

Ben Osbrach, CISSP, CISA, QSA, partner-in-charge of Skoda Minotti’s risk advisory group says, “We were excited to work with Xecunet, LLC from the very start, they are an intriguing organization delivering high quality colocation and IT services and this adds to our growing SOC reporting practice. Colocation System and IT Service providers continue to be a key industry for SOC reporting.

About SOC 2 Type I Reports

SOC 2 reports are an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A SOC 2 report is performed by an independent auditing firm and examines the controls and processes involved in storing, handling, and transmitting data securely. The successful completion of the voluntary engagement illustrates Xecunet, LLC’s ongoing commitment to create and maintain the most stringent controls for the protection and security of its customers’ confidential information. More information about Xecunet and their services can be found at www.xecu.net.

The rigorous SOC 2 Type I examination, which included detailed testing of Xecunet, LLC’s controls, was performed by an independent licensed Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in conducting SOC reports, PCI DSS Compliance, FISMA, NIST and other regulatory information security assessments.  The auditor examined Xecunet, LLC’s controls related to network connectivity, firewall configuration, secure software development life cycle, computer operations, database access, data transmissions, backup, disaster recovery, fire suppression, physical security, and more. Following the audit, Xecunet, LLC received a Service Auditors’ Report with an unqualified opinion, demonstrating that Xecunet, LLC’s policies, procedures, and infrastructure for data protection, security, and availability met or exceeded the stringent SOC 2 criteria.

SOC Reports have become increasingly important for data-handling service providers since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, which requires a company’s business partners to have adequate internal controls.  Xecunet, LLC’s customers can easily incorporate its Service Auditors’ Report in their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs as proof that appropriate controls are in place. The SOC 2 report can also help Xecunet, LLC’s customers to comply with other regulations, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999), and ISO 27001.

About Xecunet

Xecunet was founded in 1998 and is a full-featured colocation and IT service provider based in Frederick, Maryland. Xecunet, LLC owns and maintains its own data centers and offers services to thousands of customers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Whether you’re looking for simple, dependable, high-speed access or complete communications solutions for your business, Xecunet, LLC has the capabilities and experience to design, launch, and maintain it. Xecunet, LLC provides secure, highly available colocation facilities along with a highly redundant network designed to meet the Information Technology hosting needs of collocated, dedicated and managed servers providing customers with available and reliable network performance. Leveraging proven support and maintenance methodologies and first class facilities, Xecunet, LLC offers a redundant colocation facility.