07 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
TierPoint has completed the renewal of key industry certifications and its SSAE 18 annual compliance audits.
Specifically it’s the HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA, and
SSAE 18 annual compliance audits for all the 42 data centres
across 20 US markets data centres that TierPoint
"Security, privacy protection, and reliability are paramount
to the success of our customers and a priority for our
company," said Paul Mazzucco, chief security officer at
TierPoint. "Year round, we deploy rigorous testing and
infrastructure analyses to help make sure we not only meet but
exceed industry standards in all our data centres."
SSAE 18 the new auditing standard implemented by the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in
2017. There are two audit types that TierPoint were able to
meet for all its data centres, which are the SOC 1 Type II and
SOC 2 Type II. SOC audits assess the effectiveness of the
controls in place to address operations, compliance and
The company says that compliance in the data centre and
colocation space in particularly important as it provides
uniform processes and practices that meet industry standards
for physical and operational efficiency, privacy protection and
security In the US TierPoint is part of a select few national
infrastructure providers to have achieved compliance
certifications for a footprint of this size.
Last month, TierPoint entered into an agreement with Zayo Group
to offer Zayo’s CloudLink solutions. CloudLink
offers dedicated, high-performance bandwidth options, enabling
secure connectivity directly to the world’s
largest public cloud providers and other data centres. As a
result selected TierPoint data centres now offer connectivity
to Zayo’s extensive fibre network, which includes
more than 11.5 million fibre miles globally.