Independent Audit Verifies VPLS’ Internal Controls and Processes
Orange, CA – VPLS, a network, cloud, and bare-metal server hosting company, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II and HIPAA Security Rule audits. This SOC 2 Type II attestation verifies that VPLS has the proper internal controls and processes in place to deliver high quality services to its clients, and this independent review of their information security control structure demonstrates their compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule.
SOC 2 engagements are based on the AICPA’s Trust Services Criteria. SOC 2 service auditor reports focus on a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system. KirkpatrickPrice’s service auditor report verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of VPLS’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets a national standard for the protection of consumers’ Protected Health Information (PHI) and electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) by mandating risk management best practices and physical, administrative, and technical safeguards. The goal of the Security Rule is to create security for ePHI by ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI, protecting against threats, protecting against unpermitted disclosures, and ensuring workforce compliance.
“The completion of these audits is an attestation of our commitment to our customers in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data. This accomplishment was made possible thanks to the diligence of our highly-skilled engineering team who are constantly learning and applying their knowledge to help keep VPLS and our customers up to date with current industry standards.” said Tim Mektrakarn, COO of VPLS.
“Many of VPLS’ clients rely on them to protect consumer information,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “As a result, VPLS has implemented best practice controls demanded by their customers to address information security and compliance risks. Our third-party opinion validates these controls and the tests we perform provide assurance regarding the managed solutions provided by VPLS.”
VPLS, Inc. is a worldwide leader in dedicated cloud and managed services, hosting well over 15,000 servers and 5 million websites. We offer the latest in technology services with affordable pricing, to businesses all over Orange County and Los Angeles County, California. The VPLS portfolio of products and services covers a wide selection of IT services, such as Infrastructure Management, Public and Private Cloud Deployments, Disaster Recovery and Backups, IT Support Services and Management, Networking, Cyber Security, Data Storage, Web Design and much more.
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over 900 clients in more than 48 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.