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Weidenhammer Earns SSAE 16 Type II CertificationCompany Is One of the First Firms to Qualify for This Certification (November 22, 2011)
WYOMISSING, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/22/11 -- Weidenhammer, a leading provider of IT services, announced it has achieved third-party certification in its Hosting and Managed Services operation under the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II. SSAE 16 effectively replaces SAS 70 as the authoritative guidance for reporting on service organizations. Previously, Weidenhammer was certified for SAS 70 Type II in 2009 and 2010. This certification is an internationally-recognized standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is the recognized mark of IT service quality.
Weidenhammer's SSAE 16 Type II certification is for one year, and covers seven specific areas, including: controlled environment, physical security, environmental security, computer operations-backup and storage, computer operations-uptime and maintenance, information security, and data communications.
"This certification provides independent, third-party verification that our operations meet or exceed best practice standards in key IT service areas, ensuring the highest levels of security and reliability," states Rick Finley, Vice President. "Being SSAE 16 certified gives our customers and prospects assurance that we have been comprehensively examined by a third party to have sufficient safeguards and controls in place. We are also proud to be one of the first firms to achieve this new certification."
Weidenhammer has earned Type II certification, which is more comprehensive than Type I because it incorporates the auditor's judgment on how efficient controls functioned during the defined six-month examination period. Weidenhammer was initially Type II certified in November 2009.
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, founded in 1978, is a provider of information technology solutions for the commercial and education marketplace. In addition to its headquarters in Reading, PA, Weidenhammer maintains six branch offices in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, and Arizona, and has 200 professionals on staff. The company has core competencies in consulting, software development, infrastructure solutions and managed services, as well as school district administrative solutions. Weidenhammer has strategic relationships with Cisco, Microsoft, HP, IBM, EMC, VMWare, and Edupoint. More information about the firm can be found at www.hammer.net.
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