AXIS, Inc. has achieved SSAE 16 Type II certification to better serve our clients with secure data and quality products. We received an “unqualified opinion” from the independent auditing firm, Averett Warmus Durkee and will provide a Type 2 report for review upon request.
Benefits when choosing a SSAE 16 Type II certified organization:
- Assurance – An “unqualified opinion” provides your company assurance that our service organization has established internal controls that are operating effectively.
- Insight – The SSAE 16 Type II report provides insight into the nature of our quality controls and an independent party’s assessment of their effectiveness.
- No burden/cost to audit – The process alleviates the burden and cost of performing your own audit of your third party service provider.
SSAE 16 is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). An auditor's examination performed in accordance with SSAE 16 standards represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, including controls over information technology and related processes.
Of the types of SSAE 16 reports – Type I and Type II – AXIS, Inc. chose the more thorough Type II report that actually tests the efficacy of our controls to assure our clients that they are working correctly and includes the service auditor's opinion on how effective controls operate under a 6 month review.