IO Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for Data Centers

~ Coalfire Systems Inc. affirms IO’s commitment to security, reliability, and operational excellence~

Phoenix, Ariz – December 8, 2016IO, a leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that the company has completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit covering their six operational data centers.

This certification further validates the resiliency and operational excellence of IO’s next-generation modular data centers and further proves that the era of secure hardware and software enabled data centers has truly arrived.

“Many of our customers are multinational companies with offices around the world. They rely on us to provide robust physical and information security to minimize risks. This certification is validation of our ongoing commitment to security and underscores the investment we’ve made to to help our customers keep their data safe,” said Mark Wachtmann, Chief Information Officer at IO.

SOC 2 Type 2 is designed to provide IO customers with a level of assurance of corporate controls and demonstrate that IO has adequate controls as it relates to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. The SOC 2 Type 2 report puts strict audit requirements in place and sets a high bar with a more meaningful audit standard than SAS70 or SSAE 16 (SOC 1). IO achieved the SOC 1 standard in 2012 and obtaining the higher SOC 2 standard validates the security of our infrastructures and services and is rapidly becoming an industry standard.

“Many of our customers serve clients that are in highly regulated industries. We need technology partners with robust information security and operating practices that demonstrate competency and compliance with all laws, regulations and internal policies,” said Jeff Norris, Sr. Director of Information Security at LexisNexis MTS, a company that provides colocation, managed WAN and cloud hosting services to the legal industry. LexisNexis MTS has been an IO customer for several years. “IO has been a partner we can depend on for a superior level of service and their recent certification demonstrates their ongoing commitment to customers such as LexisNexis and what our clients are seeking.”

Coalfire Systems Inc., a leader in cyber risk advisory and assessment services, conducted IO’s SOC 2 Type 2 audit. The report, produced after a rigorous independent examination of IO’s internal controls and processes, demonstrates the reliability, security, and operational excellence of IO’s modular data center technology for its customers. The SOC 2 Type 2 report scope focuses on IO’s ability to continuously show consistency in not only having security and availability protections in place, but being able to adhere to those requirements continuously over a period of time. 

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