Compliance Audits Matter at AIS

About Us: Data Centers in San Diego, Phoenix Compliance Audits Matter at AIS

Not All Compliance Levels Are Equal

AIS Data Centers has successfully completed multiple third-party audits that demonstrate compliance with rigorous industry standards — providing clients assurance that we have appropriate controls in place to safeguard their data, privacy, equipment, and connectivity, and security.

SOC-Service Org_B_Marks_2c_WebThese audits include SSAE 16 SOC 1, 2, and 3 (all Type 2).

Good news: for each of our San Diego and Phoenix data centers, AIS has successfully completed:

  • SOC 1 Type 2 (SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402)
  • SOC 2 Type 2
  • SOC 3 Type 2

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Conducted by Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, third-party audits of AIS Data Centers’ operations demonstrate high standards in areas that are particularly sensitive for our business client base.


SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements #16) replaces the old SAS 70 type of audit which had been around since the early 1990s.

The goal of the SOC (Service Organization Controls) 1, 2, and 3 audits is to provide assurance (via report) that controls asserted actually exist and are functioning properly.

  • The AIS Data Centers SOC 1 report focuses on the security and availability principles and is available to customers and prospective customers upon request with the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • A SOC 2 report focuses on controls, called Trust Services Principles, related to Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity, and Privacy – validating that the system is protected against unauthorized physical and logical access, for example. The AIS Data Centers SOC 2 report focuses on the security and availability principles and is available to customers and prospective customers upon request with the execution of an NDA.
  • The SOC 3 report is a summary Trust Services Report that documents assurances on AIS Data Centers’ controls related to the Security and Availability principles but without the detailed description of the tests and results contained in SOC 2.

Please contact your sales representative if you would like a copy of the AIS Data Centers SSAE 16 SOC 1, 2, or 3 reports.

A key requirement of an SSAE 16 audit is an attestation engagement in which AIS management provides to the auditor a written assertion regarding the controls designs, objectives, and implementation.

The auditor, in turn, verifies the proper controls are in place and that they are functioning properly for the length of the sampling period through an SSAE 16 report.

An organization can receive either a Type 1 or a Type 2 audit. Type 1 merely reports on the suitability of the controls at a point in time, while a Type 2 report tests the effectiveness of the controls over a period of time, usually six months to one year. AIS Data Centers undergoes Type 2 audits.

AIS Data Centers completes SOC 1, 2, 3 Type 2 audit compliance reporting from May 1st to April 30th annually.


AIS Data Centers can assist you in locking down network infrastructure and insuring compliance to the provisions related to:

  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • And more…

We have extensive experience in regulated markets and we will gladly work with you to map out a solution that meets your specific needs.

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Strong data center and IT solutions are essential to our ability to innovate, deliver, and grow. Hansen owns and operates data centers in Australia and the U.K. and we felt that the services offered by AIS were a good fit for our needs in North America. AIS meets the high standards that we deliver from our own facilities. Andrew Hansen, managing directorHansen Technologies

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