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What is the difference between SSAE 18 and SSAE 16 vs SAS 70 Standards?



The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements, or SSAE, was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). CPA firms must follow the rules set forth by the AICPA when conducting an audit of a company’s financial statements or attestation of a company’s internal controls.


SSAE 18 (previously known as SSAE 16 or SAS 70) contains the rules for conducting an attestation of a service organization’s internal controls and issuing a System and Organization Controls’ (SOC) report. Service auditors are required to follow these rules when conducting an SSAE 18 engagement. The primary objective of the SOC report is to provide information about the internal controls and security practices at a service organization. The role of the service auditor is to perform tests in order to provide independent assurance about the accuracy and adequacy of that description of controls.


In April 2010, the AICPA introduced SSAE 16. It replaced SAS 70 and was designed to closely mirror international accounting standards. It provides improved assurance about the reliability of controls throughout the report.


In April 2016, the AICPA introduced SSAE 18. The intent was to standardize attestation criteria. It replaced SSAE 16 and required service auditors to enhance their risk assessment procedures. Service organizations are required to take more control and ownership of their internal controls around the identification and classification of risk and appropriate management of third party relationships.




TurnKey Internet Albany New York SSAE-18 SOC 1 & SOC 2 Certified Data Center


TurnKey owns and operates its own private, SSAE 18 SOC 1 & SOC 2 certified, HIPAA compliant, data center located in New York's Tech Valley region. Owning our data center, we have been able to design, build and maintain every aspect of its construction to provide an ideal hosted server environment. This allows us to provide our clients fast, secure and reliable performance at all times. We've also been able to leverage the state-of-the-art in green technologies, making our data center among the most energy-efficient world-wide.

View TurnKey Internet's SSAE-18 SOC 1 & SOC 2 - HIPAA Audit Compliance Documentation






Our Data Center is conveniently local to the following New York State localities:


Albany County
Albany, Altamont, Berne, Bethlehem, Coeymans, Cohoes, Colonie, Delmar, Glenmont, Green Island, Guilderland, Knox, Latham, Loudonville, Menands, New Scotland, Ravena, Rensselaerville, Selkirk , Slingerlands, Voorheesville, Watervliet, Westerlo

Fulton County
Gloversville, Johnstown, Broadalbin, Northville, Mayfield

Montgomery County
Ames, Amsterdam, Canajoharie, Charleston, Florida, Fonda, Fort Johnson, Fort Plain, Fultonville, Glen, Hagaman, Minden, Mohawk, Nelliston, St. Johnsville

Rensselaer County
Averill Park, Berlin, Brunswick, Castleton-on-Hudson, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hampton Manor, Hoosick, Nassau, North Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Rensselaer, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke, Schodack, Stephentown, Troy, Valley Falls, West Sand Lake, Wynantskill

Saratoga County
Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Barkersville, Burnt Hills, Clifton Park, Corinth, Edinburg, Elnora, Fayville, Galway, Gansevoort, Grangerville, Greenfield Center, Halfmoon, Malta, Mechanicville, Middle Grove, Milton, Mount Pleasant, Newtown, Rexford, Rock City Falls, Round Lake, Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, Schuylerville, Stillwater, Waterford, Wilton

Schenectady County
Schenectady, Scotia, Alplaus, Niskayuna, Duanesburg, Delanson, Rotterdam, Pattersonville, Quaker Street

Schoharie County
Broome, Carlisle, Cobleskill, Conesville, Esperance, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, Middleburgh, Richmondville, Schoharie, Seward, Sharon Springs, Summit, Wright

Warren County
Glens Falls, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury, Warrensburg

Washington County
Argyle, Cambridge, Easton, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Granville, Greenwich, East Greenwich, Hampton, Hartford, Hudson Falls, Salem, White Creek, Whitehall



Our Data Center is just a short drive and perfect for Colocation, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity planning from the following East Coast, USA Locations:


Syracuse, New York
Rochester, New York
Cooperstown, New York
Binghampton, New York
New York City, New York
Plattsburgh, New York
Bennington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Middlebury, Vermont
Rutland, Vermont
Keene, New Hampshire
Manchester, New Hampshire
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Nashua, New Hampshire
Springfield, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
New Haven, Connecticut
Danbury, Connecticut
Hartford, Connecticut
Paramus, New Jersey
Edison, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
Trenton, New Jersey
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Easton, Pennsylvania