Long-established web hosting companies know how valuable security and standards certifications are. They can be the difference between being a top 10 company and struggling to survive. To that end, web hosting company Liquid Web has recently announced the successful completion of the internationally-recognized SOC 3 and SSAE-16 audits. In so doing they have earned the Safe Harbor Certification for International Privacy Principles. As proof they have also issued an Independent Service Auditor’s Report for both audits.
The point of the audits was to demonstrate that Liquid Web met standards of security and reliability in terms of their equipment, operations, and customer interactions. The SSAE-16 audit included a rigorous review of the company’s internal controls to ensure they could handle all sorts of threats. In order to pass they had to demonstrate the ability to continue operating effectively in the face of different types of attacks. As for the SOC 3 audit, it measured much the same thing except in that it was specifically oriented to mission-critical areas.
“In the hosting industry, users trust us with critical and, often, private data,” said Liquid Web CEO Matthew Hill. “We listened to our customers and have ensured peace-of-mind by employing the standards of business integrity and fidelity that are necessary to keep this data safe.”
The addition of the Safe Harbor certification now means that U.S. businesses working on a global level are protected under a comprehensive set of controls and standards. The combination of Safe Harbor with Liquid Web’s previously earned HIPPA Certification means the company is at the top of its game in terms of customer security and service reliability.