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SSAE 16 Soc II

SSAE 16

 

 

One of the most stringent audited certifications in the business

Stamford, CT, July, 2012 – Amnet Technology Solutions, Inc., has completed the Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) report. The SSAE is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which sets guidelines for auditors to use in order to objectively assess the internal controls of service organizations.

According to Alex Sulpizi, President of Amnet Technology Solutions, “Leadership from Fortune 500 to SMB (small and medium business) companies are all wrestling with three issues that the AICPA verifies.”



These three issues are listed below: 

The speed of hardware and software development

The increase in security and compliance regulations

Verifying the business controls across data center operators and/or cloud service providers

 

“The AICPA has provided IT leadership with a tool for assessing the controls and services of their provider. This audit identifies and measures the appropriate levels of control and compliance necessary to meet regulatory standards. Amnet not only meets these standards but strives to go above and beyond. We want our customers to know we are committed to creating and maintaining the most stringent controls needed to ensure the highest quality and security of our services,” said Sulpizi.

 

While the SSAE 16 Type I certification only identifies that controls exist, the Type II certification includes a stringent audit over many days where on-site auditors observe that the stated controls are in fact being practiced.  There are also many categories to test against. Since Amnet provides both colocation and cloud services the audit was very comprehensive and included datacenter, security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy.

 

The importance of auditing and certification cannot be stressed enough when choosing providers.  Amnet takes pride in meeting these standards and providing customers with the assurances they should expect from their service providers. 

 

Acceptable Use Policy

Amnet Systems Acceptable Use Policy

A.    General 
Amnet and its affiliates (“Amnet”) provide a variety of information, Internet, network-, and technology-related services (“Services”). Amnet has formulated this Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) in order to ensure the appropriate use of the Services and the Amnet network, systems, and facilities (“Infrastructure”) by our customers, our customers’ customers, members or end-users, and any other parties who use or access the Services or the Infrastructure (collectively, “Users”). All Users must comply with this AUP. Amnet reserves the right to change this AUP from time to time and will notify Users by posting a revised copy of the AUP on the Amnet Web site. By using or accessing the Amnet Services or Infrastructure, Users agree to be bound by the terms of this AUP. Any indirect or attempted violation of this policy by or on behalf of a User, and any actual or attempted violation by a third party on behalf of a User, shall be considered a violation of the policy by the User and the User shall be held directly accountable therefore.


B.    Acceptable Use 
Users shall not use the Amnet Services or Infrastructure to transmit, distribute, or store material: (a) in violation of any applicable law, regulation, or judicial order; (b) that violates the terms of this AUP, the terms of any applicable agreement with Amnet, or any other Amnet policy applicable through the Agreement; (c) that interferes with or adversely affects the Services or Infrastructure or use of the Services or Infrastructure by other Amnet customers; or (d) that may expose Amnet to criminal or civil liability. Users shall cooperate with Amnet in investigating and correcting any apparent breach of this AUP. Users shall be solely responsible for any material that they maintain, transmit, download, view, post, distribute, or otherwise access or make available using the Services or Infrastructure.
In particular, but without limiting the more general prohibitions in this AUP, Users shall not use the Services or Infrastructure, or assist anyone else to:


1.        Transmit, distribute or store information or material that, as reasonably determined by Amnet, is (a) inappropriate, obscene (including child pornography), defamatory, threatening, abusive, advocating violence, or which violates a law, regulation, or public policy; (b) harmful to or interferes with Amnet’s provision of Services, the Infrastructure, or any third party's networks, equipment, applications, services, or Web sites (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.); (c) would infringe, dilute, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any privacy, intellectual property, publicity or other personal rights including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary information (including unauthorized use of domain names); (d) fraudulent or contains false, deceptive, or misleading statements, claims, or representations (such as “phishing”); or (e) violates generally accepted standards of Internet usage;

2.        Attempt to disrupt, degrade, impair, or violate the integrity or security of the Services or Infrastructure or the computers, services, accounts, or networks of any other party (e.g., “hacking,” “denial of service” attacks, etc.), including any activity that typically precedes attempts to breach security such as scanning, probing, or other testing or vulnerability assessment activity, or engaging in or permitting any network or hosting activity that results in the blacklisting or other blockage of Amnet IP space;

3.        Avoid incurring charges or otherwise being required to pay for Services;

4.        Transmit unsolicited bulk e-mail messages (“Spam”); having third parties send out Spam on any user's behalf; receiving replies from unsolicited e-mails (commonly referred to as "drop-box" accounts) or configuring any e-mail server in such a way that it will accept third party e-mails for forwarding (e.g., "open mail relay"). Bulk e-mail may only be sent to recipients who have expressly requested receipt of such e-mail messages via a "verified opt-in" process, which must be adhered to in its entirety for any bulk e-mail to be considered "solicited" by Amnet. Users that send bulk e-mail must maintain complete and accurate records of all e-mail subscription requests (verified opt-ins), specifically including the e-mail and associated headers sent by every subscriber, and to immediately provide Amnet with such records upon request of Amnet. If a site has roaming users who wish to use a common mail server, the mail server must be configured to require user identification and authorization. Users are also prohibited from using the service of another provider to send Spam in order to promote a site hosted on or connected to the Services or Infrastructure, and Users shall not use the Services or Infrastructure in order to (a) send e-mail messages that are excessive and/or intended to harass or annoy others, (b) continue to send e-mail messages to a recipient that has indicated that he/she does not wish to receive them, (c) send e-mail with forged TCP/IP packet header information, or (d) send malicious e-mail, including, without limitation, "mailbombing";

5.        Violate any charters, policies, rules or agreements promulgated by any search engines, subscription Web services, chat areas, bulletin boards, Web pages, USENET, or other services accessed via the Services or Infrastructure (“Usenet Rules”), including, without limitation, any cross postings to unrelated news groups, continued posting of off-topic messages, and disrupting newsgroups with materials, postings, or activities that are inappropriate (as determined by Amnet in its sole discretion), unless such materials or activities are expressly allowed or encouraged under the Usenet Rules;

6.        Violate the applicable acceptable use policies of other ISPs when data, content, or other communications are carried across the networks of such ISPs.
 


C.    Amnet’s Rights and Remedies
Amnet has no responsibility for any material or information created, stored, maintained, transmitted, or accessible on or through the Services or Infrastructure and is not obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material. In the event that Amnet becomes aware that any such material may violate this AUP and/or expose Amnet to civil or criminal liability, Amnet reserves the right to investigate such material, block access to such material, and suspend or terminate any Services without liability. Amnet further reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in investigating any alleged violations of this AUP, including disclosing the identity of any User that Amnet believes is responsible for such violation. Amnet also reserves the right to implement technical mechanisms to prevent AUP violations. Nothing in this AUP shall limit in any way Amnet’s rights and remedies at law or in equity that may otherwise be available.


D.    Additional Provisions for Internet Data Center 
Users. In addition to the above provisions, the following additional provisions shall apply to those customers and its authorized representatives that have access to Amnet’s Data Centers (“ADC”) as a part of Services. The below provisions are in addition to, and to the extent not in conflict with, the rules of the individual ADC or Amnet security or related policies.


1.        Access to the ADCs. Only those individuals properly authorized by our Network Operations Center in accordance with Amnet’s security policies shall be permitted access the ADCs. Customer shall deliver prior written notice to Amnet of any personnel for which they desire to provide ADC access (“Authorized Personnel”) in accordance with Amnet’s security policies. Customer and its Authorized Personnel shall not allow any unauthorized persons to have access to or enter any ADC, such as by “tailgating” or any other means. Customer and its Authorized Personnel may only access that portion of an ADC made available by Amnet to Customer for the placement of Customer's equipment and use of the ADC Services (the “Customer Area”), and common areas of the ADC (e.g., entryways and bathrooms) unless otherwise approved and accompanied by an authorized Amnet representative.

2.        Conduct at ADCs. Customer and its Authorized Personnel shall adhere to and abide by all security and safety measures established by Amnet from time to time and set forth in the Customer Guide provided by Amnet to Customer or posted at the ADC. Customer and its Authorized Personnel shall not: (a) touch, inspect, interface, or interfere with, use, misuse, or abuse any Amnet or third party’s property or equipment; (b) harass or interfere with the normal activities of any individual, including Amnet or other customers’ employees or authorized representatives; or (c) engage in or assist another in engaging in any activity that is in violation of the law or this AUP.

3.        Prohibited Items. Customer and its Authorized Personnel shall keep each Customer Area clean, free, and clear of debris and refuse. Customer shall not, except as otherwise agreed to in writing by Amnet: (a) place any computer hardware or other equipment in the Customer Area that is not required for the use or implementation of Services or which contains any combustible or hazardous material; (b) store any paper products or other combustible materials of any kind in the Customer Area (other than equipment manuals); or (c) bring any Prohibited Materials (as defined below) into any ADC. “Prohibited Materials” include, without limitation, the following and any other similar items: food and drink; tobacco products; explosives and weapons; hazardous materials of chemicals; alcohol, illegal drugs, and other intoxicants; magnets or electro-magnetic devices; radioactive materials; or photographic or recording equipment of any kind (other than tape or digital backup equipment used exclusively for the customers own equipment).

4.        Customer Equipment and Connections. Each piece of equipment installed in a Customer Area (the “Customer Equipment”) must be clearly labeled with Customer’s name (or code name provided in writing to Amnet) and individual component identification. All Customer Equipment shall be identified in writing by Customer and each connection to and from a piece of Customer Equipment shall be clearly labeled with Customer’s name (or code name provided in writing to Amnet) and the starting and ending point of the connection. Customer Equipment must be configured and run at all times in compliance with the manufacturer's specifications, including power outlet, power consumption, and clearance requirements. Customer must provide Amnet with at least 48 hours prior notice any time Customer intends to connect or disconnect any Customer Equipment or other equipment.
 


E.    Scheduled Maintenance
For information on scheduled maintenance, please 
contact the Amnet Support Desk.

Safe Harbor

AMNET SYSTEMS WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Amnet Systems, LLC (“Amnet Technology Solutions,” “Amnet,” “we” or “us”) recognizes the importance of your privacy and the importance of protecting your personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address and credit card information. This Privacy Policy was developed to combine the highest-quality services with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our valued customers, and the companies, businesses and organizations they represent. Please take a moment to review this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) which describes how Amnet collects, uses and shares your information.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this Privacy Policy and, or the Amnet Website please contact Amnet directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call us at 1-203-355-2400 or write to us at Amnet Technology Solutions, 26 Fahey Street, Stamford, CT 06907.


By visiting the Amnet Website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to be bound by this Privacy Policy please do not visit the Amnet Website. We may occasionally modify the Privacy Policy and post those modifications here. Your continued use of the site after any such modification constitutes your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

A. What kind of information does Amnet collect?

  1. General Information. Certain non-personal information is collected automatically when you access the Site ("General Information"). This General Information (which includes Internet browser types being used, operating systems, domain names of Internet providers and other similar information) does not identify you personally.
  2. Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the hard drive of a user's computer. Cookies can "remember" what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user, or can use that information to streamline the user's transactions on related websites. Any personally identifying information contained in a cookie is treated the same way as any other personally identifiable information you may have provided us.

B. How will my information be used?

  1. General Information. Amnet uses and discloses General Information for the purpose of operating and improving the Amnet website, fostering a positive user experience and delivering the products and services that we offer, and shall do so without notice to, or permission from, you or any third party;

Amnet does not disclose to third parties your Information, except as set forth in the following four sub paragraphs:

(i) We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the products or services of third parties, we may supply your contact information to third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We may use data we have about you (such as the experience you have or the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the products or services of a particular third-party.

(ii) We may disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.

(iii) We may disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Amnet or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

(iv) We use Profile Information for purposes of administering Amnet business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to you and other Amnet customers and prospective customers. Amnet may also use Profile Information to notify you about important changes to the Site or our business, new Amnet services and special offers you may find valuable.

    1. Cookie Information. Amnet uses and discloses Cookie Information to improve our Site and better serve you and our other customers, and may do so without notice to, or permission from, you or any third party.

C. How do I know my personal information is secure?

  1. Security and Access. We do our best to provide you with a secure and convenient online experience. We have in place certain physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to protect the security and privacy of your information. However, you understand and agree that "perfect" security does not exist anywhere, including the Internet. Personal information you send to us at the Site or any information we send to you, including any email messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise.

D. What about links to other websites and third party advertisers?

  1. Links to Other Sites and Third Party Advertisers. The Amnet Website includes links to other websites, which may have privacy policies that differ from this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for any content or practices on any linked website. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any website that you access through the Amnet Website so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information. You understand and agree that your access to or use of any links to other websites and third party advertisers is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and Amnet shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the Amnet Website and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.

E. Where will my data be stored?

  1. Location of Data. Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you access the Amnet Website outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.

F. How does Amnet protect children’s policy?

  1. Children. We are concerned about the privacy and safety of children when they use the Internet. The Amnet Website is designed for adult users and we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone who has not reached the age of majority in the state or country in which he or she resides.

G. Is Amnet Safe Harbor-Compliant?

  1. The company complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. The company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

H. How can you contact Amnet?

  1. Contact. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website or our products and services, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 1-203-355-2400 or write to us at:
Privacy Policy Issues
Amnet Systems, LLC
26 Fahey Street
Stamford, CT 06907

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