DataBank Successfully Achieves SSAE 18 SOC 1/2, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA Compliance Seven Years in a Row

DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DataBank, a leading provider and operator of enterprise-class data center facilities and managed services, announced today that the organization has successfully completed its SSAE 18 System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1 and SOC 2, Type 2 examinations for the seventh year in a row. DataBank also announced the successful completion of the HIPAA and PCI-DSS assessments, citing all efforts were completed by a professional and independent third-party audit firm, 360 Advanced, Inc.

Completion of the SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 examinations is widely recognized for demonstrating an organization’s commitment to their security, compliance, and control activities relevant to user entities’ internal controls over financial reporting (SOC 1) and to the AICPA Trust Services Criteria, including: Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy (SOC 2). DataBank has once again achieved exception free reports across all tested compliance frameworks, demonstrating its commitment to delivering security customer environments.

“At DataBank security is paramount and is built into every process and procedure.  We continue to focus our teams on providing meaningful and robust compliance and security solutions for our customers,” says Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at DataBank, “We are proud that our diligence has brought about exception-free SOC examinations.”

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, defines policies and procedures required of companies that store, process, or handle electronic protected health information (ePHI). HIPAA compliance has become increasingly mandatory to managed service providers providing services to organizations that store healthcare data.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI-DSS, is the most widely used and industry-recognized payment-card security standard available. With payment breaches on the rise, ensuring an organization meets the most up-to-date PCI-DSS requirements is crucial for preventing financial and reputational damage. DataBank has successfully completed its PCI-DSS assessment with zero points of non-compliance.

“The team has done a series of very rigorous certifications and examinations,” cites Stacey Levas, VP of Marketing at DataBank. “The fact that we passed with no exceptions is certainly a testament to our cybersecurity strategy and our vision of how we differentiate ourselves in the marketplace.”

DataBank has maintained compliance initiatives regularly for seven years in a row.

“There is value that comes from a third-party auditor validating our organization as exception-free,” states Houpt. “Security is very important to us and to our customers. This is a big differentiator for us as we focus more on compliance in addition to other standard IT offerings.”

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. DataBank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit or call 1(800) 840-7533.

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About 360 Advanced
360 Advanced is a national Cybersecurity Compliance Audit firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Services provided include Penetration Testing, GDPR, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, SOC for Cybersecurity, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, HITRUST CSF, Microsoft Vendor Policy, and more. In certain states, 360 Advanced may operate under the name of Hiestand, Brand, Loughran, P.A. to meet AICPA requirements. To learn more about 360 Advanced, visit For more information on compliance solutions, contact Eric Ratcliffe at

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