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Forsythe Technology

March 08, 2016 11:00 ET

Forsythe Data Centers® Receives ISO 27001 and SSAE16 Certifications

Forsythe Data Centers is Also LEED Gold Certified by U.S. Green Building Council and Holds Uptime Institute Tier III Certification for Design Documents and Constructed Facility

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL--(Marketwired - March 08, 2016) - Forsythe Hosting Solutions, a division of Forsythe Technology, announced today that Forsythe Data Centers®, its Retail+® colocation facility, has received its ISO 27001 certification for secure management of sensitive company information. Forsythe also passed the SOC2 Type 1 audit for Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 (SSAE-16). The 221,000-square-foot facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill., was previously awarded LEED® certification to the Gold level by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Tier III certification for design documents and constructed facility from the Uptime Institute.

The ISO 27001 certification ensures security controls are in place at Forsythe Data Centers to address security threats, vulnerabilities and potential business impacts. The ISO 27001 certification includes securing information entrusted by third parties. The Forsythe Integration and Configuration Center (FICC) inside Forsythe Data Centers holds ISO 9001:2008 certification for consistent, documented and high-quality processes and services that install, test and configure technology equipment and software accurately and quickly.

Forsythe Data Centers also has passed its SSAE-16 (SOC2) Type 1 audit. SSAE-16 is a regulation created by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) on how service companies report on compliance controls. SSAE-16 requires a written declaration to the auditor that the service company accurately represents the organizational system. This report provides a description of Forsythe Data Centers' system, policies, and procedures, and an assessment of the suitability of the design of security controls related to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Forsythe Data Centers is in the process of the SSAE-16 (SOC2) Type 2 audit now.

"Security is paramount to our clients. We at Forsythe take their security and ours very seriously," said Michael Conley, executive vice president, Forsythe Hosting Solutions. "Achieving and maintaining the appropriate certifications, ensuring that we have the right policies and processes in place, and following best practices is as important as the work we do to help our clients secure their data by implementing the best security technologies and programs for their needs."

"We designed Forsythe Data Centers to support the increased push toward higher density power and cooling with optimized rack and floor space," said Steve Harris, vice president of data center development. "But Forsythe Data Centers goes well beyond infrastructure density, offering a density of services that enable clients to plan, procure, finance, build, test, migrate, house, and manage IT infrastructure in one location."

Services available at Forsythe Data Centers include managed security services, managed hosting services, fully managed services, IT infrastructure optimization, data center migration, network lifecycle management, business continuity and disaster recovery, and private cloud solutions. The on-site Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) is a secure, independent, multi-vendor test bed offering customized proof-of-concept testing, product demonstrations and evaluations; return-on-investment analysis and hands-on pre-deployment training.

Learn more about Forsythe Data Centers and Forsythe Hosting Solutions online or contact Forsythe Hosting Solutions Sales General Manager David Carlson at 1-800-843-4488.

About Forsythe
Founded in 1971, Forsythe is one of the largest independent IT integrators in North America, serving approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canada-based companies. Clients come to Forsythe for help optimizing cost, managing risk, improving performance and enabling innovation within their IT and data center operations to deliver greater value to their business. Forsythe's experience crosses all facets of the data center. Forsythe provides independent professional services and financial solutions, as well as IT products from all the leading IT infrastructure manufacturers and vendors, and related services. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned, with nearly 1,000 employees in 40 locations, and more than $1 billion in annual revenues. Forsythe Data Centers, Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Forsythe International Inc., Forsythe/McArthur Associates Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., Forsythe Technology Canada Inc., KillerIT, Meta7 and Synnefo Technology Solutions are wholly owned subsidiaries or divisions of Forsythe Technology Inc.

"Retail+®" is a registered trademark of Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. in the U.S.

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