Well, Bitback cloud is anyway; but we’re still very excited about it. SSAE16 replaces SAS 70 and is an auditing standard set forth by CPA’s and accounting organizations. If you have no idea what SSAE16 is, you probably don’t need to know. However, if you need your data audits to be certified, contact your data backup provider to make sure they can handle an audit.
SSAE16 went into effect on August 15, 2011.
“Service organizations can receive significant value from having a SSAE 16 examination performed. A Service Auditor’s Report with an unqualified opinion that is issued by an Independent Auditing Firm differentiates the service organization from its peers by demonstrating the establishment of control objectives and effectively designed control activities. A Service Auditor’s Report can also help a service organization build trust with its user organizations (i.e., customers).”