Roanoke, VA October 30, 2014: Following a robust, third-party audit, SiteVision Inc., a Virginia-based web hosting and development firm, has been certified as SOC 1 SSAE 16 Type II compliant. The compliance standards developed by AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) are a rigorous assessment process that audit internal controls with regard to security, trust, service and processing protocols.
The audit covered a wide swath of company controls that included administration, human resources, management, development, hosting, security policies, procedures and practices, as well as training and contracting.
Patrick Maddox, President, noted that SiteVision’s investment in the external audit represents “our total dedication to meet and exceed both our internal commitment to excellence and that of customer expectations. While all customers benefit from such compliance, those with sensitive requirements can feel confident that SiteVision has been assessed as compliant with these important industry standards. They can outsource areas like web hosting, cloud and co-location services knowing that we already meet SSAE 16 requirements.”
The auditing firm added: “Congratulations are in order as SiteVision has received a favorable opinion on the design and operating effectiveness of your control environment. This is a significant accomplishment and is an indication of the sound control environment you’ve established. . .”
“You have been a very responsive and professional client to work with and we absolutely appreciate all your efforts. We realize the audit process has been a major undertaking and we hope the process itself and the results of the audit prove to be beneficial going forward” (Jack Moore, CPA CITP President The Moore Group, CPA LLC)
SSAE 16 is an enhancement to the current standard for Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, the SAS70. Among refinements to SAS70, the changes made bring US companies current with new international service organization reporting standards, the ISAE 3402.
While a Type I audit tests internal controls at a specific point in time, a Type II is time-based auditing that provides results of extensive testing over a defined period of time (at least 6 months) to determine how effectively the processes and controls are achieved. The SOC 1 Report (Service Organization Controls Report) is a secondary report relevant to internal controls over financial reporting.
SiteVision, Inc. was found compliant with both SOC 1 and SAE 16 Type II standards.
SiteVision, Inc. (www.sitevision.com) is an Internet application development, consulting, design and hosting firm providing solutions for a broad spectrum of markets and industries, as well as for state, federal and international entities. Expertise includes custom, back-end dynamic applications, consulting to achieve unique goals, geographic information systems (GIS), content management systems, hosting services including, map and GIS application hosting, as well as custom and dedicated hosting solutions.
SiteVision, Inc. participates in, or is available through, the following state and federal contracting vehicles:
- Virginia VITA CAI Supplier, Managed Staff Augmentation Services Contract (VA-051123-CAI)
- Virginia VITA Supplier, Hosting Services Contract
- Virginia eVa Procurement as a sub-contractor to various state and federal private contractor entities
- State and Federal Sole-source Contracting
The firm has its home office in Roanoke, VA, with sales offices in Charlottesville, VA and Miami, FL.