Equinix, Inc. has announced it has achieved SSAE 16/ISAE3402 SOC 1 Type 2 compliance globally covering 51 data centers in the Americas, 23 data centers in EMEA, and 16 data centers in APAC. In addition, North America has received SOC 2 Type 2 compliance covering 48 operational data centers. This is the first time Equinix has achieved SOC 1 Type 2 globally and SOC 2 Type 2 in North America. 

SOC 1 Type 2 enables the users to provide information to the auditor of a user entity's financial statements about controls at a service organization that may be relevant to a user entity's internal control over financial reporting. It enables the user auditor to perform risk assessment procedures.

SOC 2 Type 2 is an internal control report regarding risks associated with organizations' services, including detailed testing of controls. It enables the user to provide management of a service organization, user entities and other specified parties with information and a CPA's opinion about controls at the service organization that may affect user entities' security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality or privacy.

"These examinations demonstrate that we have appropriate controls in place to mitigate security and availability risks. The latest certifications demonstrate that Equinix delivers the highest levels of security and environmental controls, and that organizations globally can rely upon Equinix to protect their sensitive information," said Sam Kapoor, chief global operations officer, Equinix.