Send Word Now Issued Clean SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type II Audit Opinion
NEW YORK, NY, January 8, 2014– Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced today that BDO USA, LLP has issued a clean Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (“SSAE”) No. 16 SOC I Type II report applicable to the company’s Alerting Service, Incident Management Service and other related complementary services.
SSAE 16 is the professional service organization standard put forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). The SSAE 16 standard effectively replaced the SAS 70 auditing standard, which was used for over 20 years.
The rigid SSAE 16 SOC I Type II attestation confirms Send Word Now’s continued compliance with control objectives for a wide variety of functional areas, including customer support, application development, network security, physical security and system backup and recovery.
“We are pleased that our auditors have again issued a clean SSAE 16 opinion,” said Lorin Bristow for Send Word Now. “This attestation gives our customers ongoing assurance that Send Word Now holds its business processes surrounding security, resilience and other critical areas to the highest of standards.”
Send Word Now first completed the SSAE 16 audit process in 2011. Prior to this, the company completed its first SAS 70 audit (a predecessor to SSAE 16) in 2009.
About Send Word Now
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for crisis communication. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.
Send Word Now’s enterprise-class notification service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after-action reporting and follow-up. It is designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device, over any type of connection. Send Word Now was awarded “Notification System of the Year” by DRI International, and also received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).