Continued commitment to the highest of standards for data centre operational excellence, FlexITy completes its annual SSAE 16 Type II examination after a stringent audit process by Ernst &Young (EY).
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - FlexITy Solutions Inc., an award winning provider of Unified Communications, Data Centre Technologies, Cloud and Managed Services, announced today that they have successfully completed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II examination. Assessed by auditors from EY, this certification demonstrates FlexITy's commitment to the highest standards of operational excellence for its customers across Canada.
SSAE No. 16 is a reporting standard for service organizations put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SSAE16 addresses engagements undertaken by a service auditor for reporting on controls at service organizations that provide services to user entities, for which a service organization's controls are likely to be relevant to a user entity's internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).
The audit, which was conducted at FlexITy's Canadian data centres, determined that every site now meets or exceeds SSAE16 standards for logical and physical security, change management, operations management and backup and recovery. The results of the audit were "unqualified", meaning that the control measures in place are effective and operating as designed. This audit is of particular importance to FlexITy's financial services and public sector clients, for which SSAE16 reporting on a service organization's controls is often a requirement.
"To have completed the SSAE16 examination across all of our facilities is a tremendous accomplishment," said Peter Stavropoulos, CEO and President, FlexITy. "For our customers, the assurance that we are delivering to the standards set by SSAE16 Type II for security and controls is critical and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement by building on the Type I report completed last year."
This announcement comes on the heels of another ground-breaking achievement. The first partner in Canada to have obtained Cisco's HUCS (Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Solution), they have now also added one of the most difficult certifications to achieve, Cisco's HCS (Hosted Collaboration Solution) designation. FlexITy committed to a lengthy and rigorous process as well as third-party auditing of FlexITy services and solutions to pass the stringent requirements. FlexITy's name has now been added to a short list of elite partners considered by Cisco to be best-in-class for offering flexible and scalable cloud services to help customers achieve faster time-to-value through superior levels of service, security, and 24-hour support. With more than ten years invested, FlexITy leads Canada with a fully advanced telecommunications platform designed and certified for mission-critical communication needs.
Stavropoulos added, "At FlexITy we constantly challenge ourselves to set the bar in standards for excellence. In addition to our facilities audits, we adhere to a rigorous training and recertification process which means our entire team of specialists are always current with multiple Master Managed Services Certifications, as well as CPIC Level 2 Government Security Clearance, providing the highest of standards for public and private sector organizations."
About FlexITy Solutions
FlexITy Solutions is a leading provider of voice, data, converged and managed services for businesses throughout Canada. FlexITy's approach aligns best practices with its industry acumen to deliver unprecedented results for its clients, reducing costs and optimizing critical infrastructure management. FlexITy offers a broad range of products and services including infrastructure design, implementation and support, security and compliance solutions, Unified Communications, Managed Services and Data Centre integration. FlexITy is proven to be one of North America's fastest growing Unified Communications and Collaboration service providers. Experienced People. Advanced Technologies. Powered by Passion. www.FlexITy.com, 866.779.FLEX(3539).
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