Windstream Enterprise (WE), a leading managed communications service provider, announced the successful completion of two examinations of its proprietary OfficeSuite UC® solution. Both examinations were performed by an external auditing firm and included a Service Organization Control (SOC) Type 2/3 examination in accordance with Security and Availability Trust Services Principles, and a HIPAA and HITECH attestation examination.
“The completion of the HIPAA and HITECH examinations highlights our unwavering commitment to protecting sensitive customer data,” said Austin Herrington, vice president of product management for Windstream Enterprise. “Organizations can leverage Windstream Enterprise’s OfficeSuite UC SOC 2/3 Report and HIPAA and HITECH attestations as part of their efforts to demonstrate adequate data protection controls.”
SOC is a suite of reports from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that CPA firms can issue in connection with system-level controls at a service organization. These audit reports assist customers in achieving audit and compliance requirements.