OneNeck® IT Solutions Successfully Completes Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Examination

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The examination, by an independent CPA firm reviewed OneNeck’s processes, controls, and procedures related to managed services, Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and colocation.

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Successful completion of the SSAE 16 examination provides assurance to our customers that OneNeck follows highly scrutinized processes and procedures to ensure their mission-critical data is safe, secure and available when it’s in one of our facilities.

OneNeck® IT Solutions, a hybrid IT solutions and cloud hosting provider, announced today the company has successfully completed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 (SOC 1) Type 2 examination.

Conducted by an independent Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm, the examination includes extensive review of a company’s controls related to operations, compliance and financial reporting. During the examination, the CPA firm focuses on procedures, including physical and environmental security, problem management, technical support, customer ordering/service delivery, network equipment monitoring and organization and administration.

During the Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) review of OneNeck IT Solutions, the following examinations were performed by an independent CPA firm:

  •     Managed Services and Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) at the company’s Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  •     Managed Services and ERP Application Management at the company’s data centers in Arizona.
  •     Colocation at the company’s Tier III data center in Oregon.

“Achieving SSAE 16 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meeting our customer’s needs while also abiding by the highest standards in the industry,” said Clint Harder, CTO and senior vice president of Product Strategy at OneNeck. “Successful completion of the SSAE 16 examination provides assurance to our customers that OneNeck follows highly scrutinized processes and procedures to ensure their mission-critical data is safe, secure and available when it’s located in one of our facilities.”

OneNeck's controls for the examination were created based on Information Security Management best practices in information assurance and security. The systems and processes evaluated in this audit included: organizational and management control environment, computer operations, physical security, information security, incident management, change management, internal systems management, and application development.

Successful completion of the Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) applies to the entire OneNeck IT Solutions enterprise. For more information, visit oneneck.com.

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OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS®), employs approximately 630 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions; ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services; managed services; ERP application management; professional services; and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oregon and opening in July 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Baja Broadband and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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