AlohaNAP, a provider of Tier 3 data center and colocation services on the island of Oahu with satellite backup capabilities in the state of Hawaii, is now both Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1 compliant.
The data center location in Hawaii recently underwent rigorous audits to provide customers with the assurance that their services meet the highest security and availability standards.
Weaver, one of the largest independent accounting firms in the Southwest, performed an independent examination and testing of control activities at AlohaNAP’s data center, with an assessment of:
- physical security;
- operations and customer service;
- development and information technology organization; and
- risk assessment monitoring.
AlohaNAP’s SOC 2 Report, performed in accordance with AICPA’s Attest Engagements 101 guidance (AT 101), verifies that the design and operating effectiveness of the facility’s internal controls meet the requirements for the security principles set forth in the Trust Services Principles. The examination tested the Trust Services Principles and Criteria over system security and availability.
PCI DSS ensures the safe handling of sensitive information and is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data. Achieving this standard ensures customers’ data is safe from physical, network and technical security risks within a third-party data center.
“Businesses on the island require a data center provider that can protect their most sensitive data,” said Lee Mercado, Director of Sales, AlohaNAP. “Meeting these standards reinforces AlohaNAP‘s commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance to ensure the availability, integrity and safety of these customer assets.”