TelNet’s Tier III Data Center Earns SOC 2 and HIPAA Compliance

TelNet Worldwide has been offering cutting edge, flexible options to house, host and manage critical data and communications equipment in our world-class Tier III Data Center since 2015. And while we could sit here and toot our own horn about how reliable, proactive and secure the data center is, you no longer have to take our word for it. We think our SOC 2 and HIPAA compliance certifications speak volumes.

Data_Center-16What is SOC 2 compliance?

SOC 2 is essentially a technical audit that ensures we’re putting well-defined practices, policies and procedures in place to protect your secure business data and information. It encompasses five core topics: security, privacy, availability, processing integrity and confidentiality.


So what does that mean for you? Well, it means that your data is being constantly and thoroughly protected by us — your lean, mean IT security machine! Potential threats, both internal and external, are identified and structures are then put in place to mitigate these risks. These protections address a number of concerns:


  • Who is granted access to the building and equipment?
  • How is that access granted?
  • Are risk assessments performed on a regular basis?
  • How is the infrastructure functioning?
  • Is there documentation of policies and procedures to be followed in the event of a data breach?


These questions, among many others, are addressed during the audit to ensure your data and information protection meets the highest security standard.


What about HIPAA compliance?

While HIPAA compliance guidelines fall in line with many of the SOC 2 regulations, HIPAA strictly focuses on the security of Protected Health Information (PHI). In order to receive this certification, we must prove that there are administrative, physical and technical safeguards in place to protect the PHI, as well as policies prepared in order to guide personnel in communicating any discovered breaches, as defined in the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.


Our HIPAA compliance ensures that we are able to provide the best possible security for our healthcare customers. With multiple safeguards in place, we have the proven ability to protect patients’ sensitive, personal health information at all times.


It’s worth noting that both of these compliance certifications were earned voluntarily and through the inspection of an impartial auditor. At TelNet, security is at the forefront of our commitment to our customers. Let us take care of the technical stuff, so you can focus on the success of your business and rest assured that your data — and that of your own customers or patients — is just what the doctor ordered.


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