Telehouse America has announced that its New York and Los Angeles data centers are now SSAE 16 Type 1 compliant, having successfully completed the rigorous independent assessments required of the SSAE 16 standard.

Telehouse America’s three New York facilities, Telehouse New York Chelsea, 25 Broadway, and the Teleport, as well as its Los Angeles Center, located at 626 Wilshire Boulevard, have voluntarily completed a stringent audit of its internal business processes and IT controls, including physical security, environmental security, logical security, and network security.

“For many of our customers, an SSAE 16 compliant facility is a requirement when selecting a data center,” says Fred Cannone, director of sales and marketing at Telehouse America. “Choosing to independently undergo this rigorous inspection further confirms Telehouse’s commitment to providing our customer with the best service possible.”

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 is an internationally recognized third party assurance audit designed for service organizations. Unlike SAS 70, SSAE-16 is an “attest” standard, falling under the attestation framework, rather than the “auditing” framework of the SAS 70 standard. Service auditors first must obtain management’s written assertion and then express an opinion on the fair presentation of each facility’s system and the suitability of its design for the period covered by the report.