Prolexic Completes SSAE 16 Examination for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Services


HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that it has completed its SSAE 16 Type 2 SOC 1 examination. The SSAE (Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements) 16, which replaces the SAS 70, is an internationally recognized third-party assurance audit designed for service organizations and establishes service organization reporting standards. Prolexic also simultaneously completed the ISAE 3402 examination, which is the equivalent to examination in the European Union (EU).

"Completing these examinations assures enterprises that Prolexic has adopted relevant controls that are well designed and operating properly," said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. "Global companies that must comply with these standards can now avoid the time and expense of auditing Prolexic prior to working with us."

SSAE 16 is a standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Prolexic successfully completed an SSAE 16 examination, formerly known as a Report on Controls of a Service Organization (SOC 1). The examination was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., an independent CPA firm, on the scope of distributed denial of services attack mitigation services offered by Prolexic. This was a Type 2 SOC 1 examination that covered the review period of August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012.

Prolexic is also the first DoS and DDoS mitigation provider to secure PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) level 1 certification. While PCI DSS certification is not required because Prolexic does not store or process any credit card data, certification makes it much easier for a compliant organization to engage Prolexic for DDoS protection services. Critically, certification speeds deployment of remediation for compliant organizations during encrypted Layer 7 (application layer) DDoS attacks.

About SSAE 16

SSAE No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization (AICPA, Professional Standards, AT sec. 801) is an attestation standard that establishes the requirements and guidance for reporting on controls at a service organization relevant to user entities' internal control over financial reporting. The controls addressed in SSAE No. 16 are those that a service organization implements to prevent, or detect and correct, errors or omissions in the information it provides to user entities.

SSAE No. 16 superseded the SAS 70 audit standard in mid-2011. It is the adopted version of the International Standards for Assurance Engagements (ISAE) No. 3402, Assurance Reports on Controls at a Service Organization, for use in the United States.

About Prolexic

Prolexic is the world's largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world's largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world's first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ or follow @Prolexic on Twitter.

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