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Telesystem Announces Significant Compliance Certifications

Telesystem Adds to Compliance Certifications, Augments Data Center Confidence

Telesystem Announces Significant Compliance Certifications

TOLEDO, Ohio – April, 2014 – This week, Telesystem earned two new certifications to add to the distinction of their Data Center which houses their Colocation and Cloud Services.

SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, conferred the following recognitions upon Telesystem following extensive examination:

  • Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 2 Attestation
  • HIPAA Security Standards Certified  (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Audit Passed)

The SOC 2 Type II attestation process demonstrates that security and availability controls are in place and functioning as designed for the daily Data Center operations at Telesystem. Don Everts, Director of Project Management at Telesystem explains the benefit to Telesystem customers, “Our customers gain confidence in our processes knowing we have the firewalls, instant management responses, and change control methodologies in place to meet their needs. They know that we have redundant fiber for availability. This was tested and reviewed by an independent CPA firm. ”

“Telesystem’s focus on strong internal controls over the security and availability Trust Services Principles and Criteria is evident in this report,” says Tim Roncevich, Partner at SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP.  “The successful completion of this audit is a testament to Telesystem’s integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its clients.”

At the same time, Telesystem successfully completed an independent audit of HIPAA Security Standards compliance. The review, conducted by SSEAE16 Professionals, LLP, affirmed that Telesystem meets the Technical, Physical, and Administrative security requirements of the HIPAA security criteria.  As a provider of cloud computing resources for the medical community, this certification establishes Telesystem’s treatment of electronic protected health information (ePHI) as compliant with stringent HIPAA regulations.

Everts stated, “It was the right thing to do for our Data Center. We take it seriously. We make sure we live up to our ideal which is to deliver confidence to our customers.”


About Telesystem

With a customer-centric mission, Telesystem is the dominant communications provider for commercial customers primarily in the Northwest/North Central, Ohio and Southeast, Michigan areas. Established in 1994, Telesystem maintains superior customer satisfaction by providing a wide array of integrated communication services and solutions delivered across their highly-advanced fiber SONET and carrier-grade Ethernet core network. Utilizing Session-Initiated Protocol (SIP), offerings such as Hosted Stations (Hosted IP-Centrex), SIP Trunks, high-definition voice and a growing suite of application solutions are available virtually anywhere in the world through the advancement of the Epiphany product portfolio.

Telesystem is a subsidiary of privately-owned Block Communications, Inc., whose other holdings include Buckeye CableSystem, a multiple system cable operator in the Toledo/Sandusky, OH area, the Toledo Blade, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette daily newspapers. 


About SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP

SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP is one of the nation’s leading firms specializing solely in SSAE 16 (SOC 1) audits and readiness assessments. Each of our professionals has over 10 years of relevant experience at “Big 4” and other large international or regional accounting firms. Each professional is certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), and/or MBA (Master of Business Administration).

For more information, please visit www.SSAE16Professionals.com.


Please fill out this form to request a copy of the HIPPA Compliance Report or Soc 2 Type 2 Report.

Media Contact:

Mike Davis | 419-724-7261 | mdavis@telesystem.us


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