DATAMATX, a national outsourcing provider and leader in the distribution of critical business communications and payment services, today announced that it has received the SSAE 16 Type II (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16) certification. To achieve the certification, DATAMATX was reviewed by audit, risk, and control-oriented professionals under guidance from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Independent validation by an AICPA certified entity demonstrates that DATAMATX is committed to providing clients the highest level of assurance that their data is secure and managed appropriately. SSAE 16 Type II certification supersedes the Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, a rigorous auditing standard developed in 1998 by the AICPA.
Harry Stephens, DATAMATX President and CEO states: "To achieve the SSAE 16 Type II certification we were thoroughly evaluated and audited by a highly regarded independent party. With this certification and independent validation our clients can be assured, that as a company, DATAMATX internal controls and data security safeguards are in place."
The SSAE 16 is designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an acceptable method for a user entity's management to obtain assurance about a service organization's internal controls without conducting additional assessments. In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 make SSAE 16 reports even more important to the process of reporting on effective internal controls by public companies. A Type II report not only includes the service organization's system description, but also includes detailed testing of the design and operating effectiveness of the service organization's controls.
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DATAMATX is one of the nation's largest privately held, full-service providers of first-class print, mail, and electronic document distribution. DATAMATX offers additional services including document personalization, redesign and composition, Internet application solutions, DVD production and archiving, and EBPP solutions. For more information, visit www.datamatx.com.