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Learn More About the Importance of SSAE 16 Type II Accreditation

Many service organizations brag about being SSAE 16 Type II compliant, but is that designation a big deal? What does SSAE 16 Type II really mean, and should you insist on using services that meet the standard? When it comes to protecting client data, you want to make sure the best safeguards are in place.

What is SSAE 16 Type II?

SSAE — Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements — is a U.S.-based auditing practice that helps service organizations meet international standards. These standards apply to financial organizations, accountants, medical claims processors and even digital data centers, like those used by Citrix ShareFile, a leading file sharing and storage provider.

SSAE 16 Type I is an auditing process that monitors an organization’s controls. SSAE 16 Type II ensures all of those processes, policies, procedures, personnel and operational activities are functioning effectively.

What do auditors check?

Among the controls SSAE Type II auditors check are security, availability, processing integrity, system processing completeness, confidentiality and privacy. For instance, ShareFile has secure, SSAE Type II compliant data centers for storing important digital files.

These data centers are audited for everything from their digital encryption to their protection from fire and floods.

How secure is ShareFile?

At ShareFile, we offer class-leading security for all of our clients. In addition to our SSAE 16 Type II data centers, our file sharing service features 256-bit encryption that meets the standards set by financial institutions and HIPAA laws. We are trusted by more than 99 percent of Fortune 500 companies to provide simple, speedy and secure file sharing and safe storage.

We are able to solve all of your file sharing and storage needs. With the ability to create an affordable, customizable solution for businesses of all sizes, we make it easy to take advantage of SSAE 16 Type II compliant file storage. Sign up for a free trial of ShareFile today.

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