News | January 11, 2012

KineticD Demonstrates Operational Excellence And Commitment To Cloud Security With SSAE 16 Audit

KineticD Aligns Processes with Customer Requirements to Ensure Service Uptime and Data Security

KineticD, known for its cloud backup and disaster recovery services for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), recently announced that the IT infrastructure controls of its SaaS platform have been awarded the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to ensure data security while maintaining service uptime and availability.

The SSAE 16 audit provides a thorough examination of a data center's internal processes, among other criteria, to make sure they adhere to the strict guidelines established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). As SMBs and enterprise organizations move data to the cloud, many organizations require vendors to follow these guidelines. KineticD's commitment to these standards demonstrates its dedication to provide a quality, safe and consistent offering to its customers and partners.

"As our company grows, we look to organizational standards, such as those provided by the SSAE 16 auditing team, to assure our partners and customers that KineticD's IT infrastructure controls demonstrate a high level of protection," said Jamie Brenzel, CEO, KineticD. "We hold ourselves to the highest standards, as shown by the lengthy and extensive process of the SSAE 16 audit that underscores our ongoing commitment to provide the safest, most reliable cloud backup service in the market today."

This Type I audit was performed and completed on August 31, 2011 by PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing KineticD's clients and their auditors with a level of assurance regarding the control environment, risk assessment activities, control activities, information and communication systems, and monitoring activities that KineticD maintains in its technology production environment. Included in the scope of the audit were KineticD's information technology general controls; including logical security, change management, backup and recovery, and the processing and scheduling that support these services. This validation demonstrates KineticD's standard for business protection, setting it further apart from other online backup vendors. KineticD is committed to updating the audit on an annual basis.

About KineticD
KineticD has set a new standard by providing small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the same level of service and protection for their irreplaceable digital assets that large enterprises rely on by harnessing the power of the cloud. We strive to continuously accelerate the adoption of Cloud Backup Solutions by SMBs as well as the providers that service them by delivering technology that makes these solutions smarter and easier to use, more reliable and trustworthy, cost effective and easy to maintain. Solutions powered-by KineticD enable SMBs to continuously backup their data, as well as restore, access and share information easily and securely from any location when needed. Founded in 2002, the Company's advanced, patented technology is used daily by over 40,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 100 MSPs and private label partners around the world. Its solutions and technologies have achieved prestigious industry awards and have been featured in key industry publications. For more information, visit www.kineticd.com.

SOURCE: KineticD

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