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Prolexic Standards and Certification

Prolexic complies with the highest financial reporting and data security practices anywhere in the world to make it easy for our customers to select Prolexic for distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection services. Our certifications include:

  • Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 Type 2 SOC 1 for service organizations, an internationally recognized third-party assurance audit that establishes service organization reporting standards. Type 2 SOC 2, formally known as Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy.
  • International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402 examination, which is the equivalent to SSAE 16 in the European Union (EU).
  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) level 1, a worldwide program designed to help protect consumers from fraud by regulating payment card data security.

SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Certifications

Prolexic has completed the following standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA):

  • Type 2 SOC 1: This examination, commonly referred to as SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16), was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., an independent CPA firm, for the distributed denial of services attack mitigation services offered by Prolexic. The most recent exam covered the review period of August 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013.
  • Type 2 SOC 2: This examination, formally known as a Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy, was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., an independent CPA firm. Prolexic was examined under the selected SOC 2 principles of security and confidentiality. Meeting this standard shows Prolexic is protected against unauthorized access, both physical and logical, and shows that the company protects confidential information as committed or agreed. The Type 2 SOC 2 covered the review period of August 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013.
  • ISAE 3402: This examination, which is the international equivalent of SSAE 16, superseded the SAS 70 audit standard in mid-2011. It is the adopted version of the International Standards for Assurance Engagements (ISAE) No. 3402, Assurance Reports on Controls at a Service Organization, for use in the United States.

The SSAE (Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements) 16, which replaces the SAS 70, is an internationally recognized third-party assurance audit designed for service organizations and establishes service organization reporting standards. Prolexic simultaneously completed the ISAE 3402 examination, which is the equivalent examination in the European Union (EU).

“Completing these examinations makes it easier for global companies that must comply with these stringent standards to work with us, because the time and expense of auditing Prolexic can be avoided,” said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic.

Read Prolexic’s 2013 SSAE 16 press release.

PCI DSS Certification

Prolexic is the first DOS and DDoS attack mitigation provider to secure PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) level 1 certification.

PCI DSS is a worldwide program designed to help protect consumers from fraud by regulating payment card data security.

  • The PCI DSS standard is the result of a collaborative effort by the major credit card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB)
  • It is designed to ensure that all merchants that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure online environment.

In the last few years, Prolexic has observed an increase in the number of encrypted DDoS attacks against web properties. Typically, these attacks use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to start an application layer (Layer 7) attack. To monitor and mitigate these encrypted DDoS attacks effectively, Prolexic requires that a customer provide their data decrypting private keys.

“Achieving PCI DSS compliance makes it much easier for customers to deploy with us and leverage our unique capabilities to overcome encrypted attacks,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. “With this certification, customers know instantly that our key management and security procedures are in compliance with their PCI DSS policy without the time and expense of auditing Prolexic.” While PCI DSS certification is not required because Prolexic does not store or process any credit card data, certification makes it much easier for a compliant organization to onboard with Prolexic. Critically, certification speeds deployment of remediation for compliant organizations during encrypted Layer 7 DDoS attacks. A copy of this certificate can be downloaded by clicking here.

Read the PCI DSS press release.

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