Nexcess, a provider of performance-optimized managed hosting, has successfully completed its Type 2 SSAE 16 examination for the review period of February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016 within the scope of Data Center and Web Hosting Services. The service auditor for the most recent examination was Schellman & Company, Inc.
The Type 2 SOC 1 (Service Organization Controls Report) examination is an indication of the quality of controls Nexcess implements over aspects of its business operations that may impact the financial well-being of partners and clients, including the handling of financial and other private data.
“As a hosting company, we handle large amounts of sensitive data, including financial data, for our clients. It’s important that we’re able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the controls we have in place,” said Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “By engaging an independent CPA to objectively examine the effectiveness of our controls for operations, compliance, security, and financial reporting, we transparently provide the reassurance that our clients need to trust us with business critical data and operations.”
The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 replaces the older SAS 70 standard, and is intended to bring the United States into alignment with the international ISAE 3402 standard.
Founded in 2000, Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. The company offers a variety of performance-optimized Magento, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, and vBulletin hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on achieving maximum performance for high-profile stores.