Written by: Daniel Haurey on 01/24/15


When looking for a small business cloud hosting company in the NJ/NYC area, security and compliance questions are sure to arise.  Any understandably so.  We put together a list of frequently asked questions here to guide our prospective customers accordingly.  The questions and answers refer specifically to our New Jersey data center cloud hosting operations.

Is your data center SSAE 16 audited? 


What is SSAE 16? 

The American Institute of CPA’s established the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE 16) to set forth a set of criteria for reporting on the level of controls present within a service oriented organization. (SSAE 16) establishes certain standards in the areas such as environmental security, cloud, network services, physical security and more.

Has your data center been audited for HIPAA/HITECH compliance?

Yes.  A comprehensive analysis was conducted by a third party.  This analysis included the physical space, of the data center, security, management systems, policies and procedures, data protection, network architecture, monitoring and other safety measures. The third party auditing firm concluded that our data center had the necessary controls in place to meet federal HIPAA administrative, technical and physical security rule safeguards and HITECH breach notification measures.

May I see a copy of your third party audit reports?


What other compliance measures have been taken by your data center operation?

We’ve also confirmed to meet the compliance and reporting standards of Service Organization Controls (SOC) and (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).  The data center operation also self-certifies compliance with the US/EU Safe Harbor Framework.

Outside of compliance, what other security mechanisms are in place?

We have the following systems in place:

  • 24/7/365 Onsite Security Personnel
  • Three Factor Authentication (Proximity Card, Fingerprint & Iris Scan)
  • High-Definition CCTV Monitoring
  • Dual Interlock Pre-action Fire Suppression Systems

If you’re looking for a cloud services provider that delivers outstanding customer service along with strict compliance contact our NJ headquarters today at (973) 770-0500 for a free evaluation of your needs.