ColoGuard, GalaxyVisions Focus on Data Center Compliance
Leading collocation provider, Web host prepare for SSAE 16, SOC II, and HIPAA certification
NEW YORK (Feb. 14, 2013) — Leading New York colocation provider ColoGuard and Internet host GalaxyVisions today announced that their shared data center will undergo audits this year to certify that the facility is compliant with standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Both ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions will obtain an objective evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of controls that address operations and compliance, as well as controls that are relevant to their customers’ financial reporting. The independent auditing firm IS Partners LLC of Horsham, Pa. has been contracted to perform the reviews. IS Partners’ professional staff has collectively completed over eight hundred SAS 70, SSAE 16 and SOC audits, internal control readiness assessments, trust service audits, HIPAA assessments, and information technology audits.
"ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions have always been committed to the security, availability and confidentiality of our customers' data, applications and infrastructure," said Ray Sidler, president and co-founder of ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions. "The successful completion of these audits will confirm what we already know, and give our customers extra assurance when they do business with us.
The audits will span at least six months, and will examine the internal operations of the 50,000-square-foot data center. Examiners will look at processes, internal controls, and the security of data that is stored and managed at the facility. IS Partners will also examine the various product offerings, from Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers at GalaxyVisions to the colocation services at ColoGuard.
"This is truly a 365-degree assessment of everything GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard offer," said Sidler. "We look forward to the scrutiny and the opportunity to improve our existing high level of service. These audits will provide an additional layer of confidence for our existing customers, and will provide a written assertion from management regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the controls being reviewed.”
ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions today serve information-sensitive industries, including financial firms, health care providers and hospitals. The audits will provide an independent confirmation that ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions' services adhere to international audit standards and industry best practices.
ColoGuard Inc. was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house data center, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers a diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.
GalaxyVisions was founded in 2003 and is a privately held managed services provider located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It provides affordable hosting solutions for companies of all sizes. GalaxyVisions supplies the servers, software, bandwidth and management tools needed to run almost any web-based application. From small projects to enterprise server solutions, GalaxyVisions will meet or beat the price of any competitor. GalaxyVisions is committed to excellent quality service 24/7/365.
About IS Partners, LLC
IS Partners, LLC is a Certified Public Accounting firm registered with the AICPA and PCAOB, and is a recognized authority for SSAE 16 and Service Organization Controls (SOC) audits and related attestation services. The firm serves clients in all major service industries throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Central America, India, Pakistan and Caribbean Islands. The firm’s SSAE 16 audit teams are comprised of experts in the areas of accounting, information technology, internal controls, and business process auditing.
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