BendBroadband's Vault Successfully Passes SSAE 16 Audit

Vault Achieves SSAE 16 Compliance, One of the Most Stringent Auditing Standards for Service Providers

Bend, Oregon – March 1, 2012 – BendBroadband, a regional technology leader in broadband, data and communication services, is proud to announce that its LEED Gold, Tier III certified data center, The Vault, has passed the rigorous SSAE16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16) audit process without exception.

SSAE 16 is an internationally recognized third-party assurance audit for service providers awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which last year replaced SAS (Statement on Auditing Standards) No. 70 as the leading compliance initiative for service organizations.  The audit looked at the Vault’s processes, policies, procedures and operational activities and validated optimal performance standards regarding security, availability and operational integrity.

Leonard Weitman, BendBroadband’s Vice President of Technical Operations, takes this process very seriously.   “We recognize that by successfully passing the SSAE 16 audit our customers are assured of the effectiveness of the Vault’s data security and internal control systems.  Our superior reliability and security standards make the Vault a perfect colocation choice for industries such as Financial Services and Healthcare, which are highly regulated by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.”  

About BendBroadband Vault 

BendBroadband Vault is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BendBroadband, a family-owned company providing communications solutions and technology infrastructure in Central Oregon for more than 50 years.  The company has earned a reputation within the industry as an innovator and technology leader thanks to facilities and resources that include more than a thousand miles of fiber and coax infrastructure along with metropolitan optical Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services serving the business community.  The company designed and built its 30,000-square-foot datacenter with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind.  The Vault is the only colocation datacenter on the West Coast to earn the combination of LEED Gold certification and Tier lll certification.

The new data center provides premium colocation services, as well as managed services and the company will also provide a variety of professional services to customers needing network, server and storage design, business continuity/disaster recovery, virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure.  St. Charles Health System is an anchor tenant in the new facility. BendBroadband Vault has been through its initial annual SSAE 16 Type II-audit and is an HIPAA-compliant facility.