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At Racksquared we believe in keeping your data safe. This is why we go through audits of our internal processes to meet industry guidelines such as SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II and PCI DSS 3.0.


What is SSAE 18 SOC 2?

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The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 18) is a set of standards developed specifically for certified public accountants (CPAs) to evaluate an entity’s internal controls and the impact a service organization may have on the entity’s control environment. This is particularly important as auditors attempt to accurately audit a company’s financial statements.

The SSAE 18 standards were put in place by the American Institute for Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and serve as the authoritative guide for in-depth audits of a third-party service organization such as Racksquared Data Center. SSAE 18 is a relatively new set of standards published in January 2018 to supersede the SAS 70, the original guidelines for performing an examination of a service organization's controls and processes.

Businesses rely on SSAE 18 and SOC 2 audits and reports to build trust and confidence in their service provider’s ability to design, operate and control environments on which their business depends. Additionally, SSAE 18 and SOC 2 audits may assist an entity in complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley act or similar law or regulation.

Racksquared has completed the SSAE 18 SOC 2 certification.

For questions and other information, please contact:

Phil Smith at Racksquared (614-737-8313 or philsmith@racksquared.com)

You may also visit our website at www.racksquared.com


What is PCI DSS 3.0?

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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle credit card information and transactions from the major brands including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. The PCI standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure and requires validation of ongoing compliance to be performed annually. PCI certification is critical for web-based businesses to safely process on-line payments in business-to-consumer and business-to-business transactions including e-commerce, content providers such as on-line video and music services, cloud and managed service providers as well as others.

PCI compliant data centers require physical, network and data security. Physical security means only authorized personnel should have limited access to server racks, suites and cages. Environmental controls should include 24×7 monitoring, logged surveillance, and multiple alarm systems. Dual-identification control access may include the both use of a security badge and code to gain access to restricted areas.

Racksquared is currently PCI DSS 3.0 certified and is working on completing the PCI DSS 3.2 audit for 2018.

For questions and other information, please contact:

Phil Smith at Racksquared (614-737-8313 or philsmith@racksquared.com)

You may also visit our website at www.racksquared.com


At Racksquared our staff is contantly investing in themselves to improve the operations of the company. Our staff has earned VCP certifications from VMware, CCNA and CCNP from Cisco, and AIX certification from IBM just to name a few.

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