VISI Completes SSAE 16 Type 2 Audit

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New audit framework replaces SAS 70.


VISI, a Minnesota-based leader in data center services, is pleased to announce that all of its data centers and managed services offerings are now operated under SSAE 16 Type 2 audited controls. The new framework, which replaces the SAS 70 guidebook, reaffirms VISI’s promise to meet the highest standards for security and availability, while making sure all of the appropriate controls and safeguards are firmly in place.

“The SSAE 16 audit provides third party validation that we’re delivering what we promise,” said Leon Schilmoeller, Executive Director of Data Center Operations. “Delivering on our promises is one of our most important values, and VISI is committed to making sure our customers have complete confidence in our ability to maintain a secure, reliable and prepared data center operation.”

The key difference between the SAS 70 and the SSAE 16 standards is the requirement that management must present an assessment and written assertion of the controls, to which a third-party auditor holds them accountable. As a result, the new report provides substantial insight into the people, processes and technology used to effectively achieve all the control objectives.

For VISI, these objectives include physical security, availability and change management, incident and event management, IT continuity and request management. With extensive teamwork and coordination company-wide, VISI was able to successfully obtain a comprehensive SSAE 16 Type 2 unqualified opinion.

To learn more about VISI’s unqualified 2011 SSAE 16 Type 2 report, contact VISI’s Sales department at 612-395-9090.

About VISI:
VISI Incorporated (VISI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company. VISI provides a full range of data center services including colocation, managed services, hosting services and first-rate cloud computing infrastructure. VISI has the only commercially available Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III data center in the Midwest. VISI facilities are SSAE 16 Type II audited and staffed 24x7. To learn more about VISI, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, call 612-395-9000 or visit


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