Digital West passes data center audit

Digital West Networks, Inc. said it has successfully completed a Type II SOC 2 examination.

The exam, known as SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16) is the authoritative guide used by CPAs to review service controls at an organization.

The auditors conducted an objective evaluation of the controls Digital West has in place to protect its clients´ security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. The examination was performed by an independent CPA firm, 360 Advanced, and focused specifically on Digital West´s data center and colocation services. Digital West provided data, detailed documentation, and even video evidence to 360 Advanced to prove that the security measures claimed to be in place are actually utilized.

Engaging in the SOC 2 exam is a demonstration of Digital West´s commitment to world class data services. Scott Bentz, IT Manager of Pacific Medical Data Solutions, stated, “Digital West´s SOC 2 Type II compliance is crucial for PMDS and our clients to meet the rigorous standards set forth by HIPAA and HITECH acts safeguarding electronic patient health information. Digital West gives PMDS peace of mind that our data is secure, safe and in reliable hands.”

Digital West is a Data Infrastructure Provider, delivering fiber optic Internet connectivity, colocation, cloud and consulting services to businesses that demand high quality products and outstanding reliability. Based in San Luis Obispo, California, Digital West currently serves an elite 1000 commercial clients, including carriers and medium-to-large enterprise clients with custom infrastructure needs. www.digitalwest.com