Nexcess, a global managed WooCommerce and managed WordPress company as well as a provider of colocation hosting services, has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 1 examination of its Southfield data center. The third party examination was focusing on availability and security controls for colocation. The service auditor for the most recent examination was 360Advanced.
Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 reports are based on the Trust Services Principles. Type 1 examinations report on the design of controls relevant to outsourced services. In Nexcess’ case, that includes the Security Principle, which addresses the logical and physical protection of systems against unauthorized access; and the Availability Principle, which addresses the availability of the service provider’s systems.
“Nexcess’ Southfield data center is regularly examined and audited by qualified third parties,” said Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “The SOC 2 Type 1 examination was carried out by an independent CPA, and along with the facility’s SSAE16 and HIPAA compliance, provides colocation clients with third-party verification of the facility’s suitability for hosting mission critical infrastructure.”
Managed WooCommerce, WordPress
Nexcess’ Southfield data center is an SSAE 16-certified, HIPAA-compliant, colocation facility located in Detroit’s “most connected suburb.” The facility offers 16,000 square feet of raised floors, fully diverse fiber paths to a wide variety of backbone carriers, and round-the-clock on-site technical support and security staff.
As Nexcess’ corporate headquarters and one of the largest U.S. data centers, the Southfield facility offers colocation clients “the same reliability and network optimization” that Nexcess relies on to support its performance-optimized managed WordPress, managed WooCommerce, Magento, and CraftCMS hosting plans.
Colocation clients entrust Nexcess with sensitive data and mission-critical infrastructure. By submitting to external examination of its controls, Nexcess would demonstrate its commitment to transparency and its confidence in the security and availability of its data centers and networks.