DC74 Achieves Superior Data Security Ratings After Undergoing Rigorous Third-Party Audits

Eric Seward June 16, 2015

Thorough Exams by Data Security Audit Firm 360 Advanced Attest to DC74’s Dedication to Safeguarding Client Information

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the company continues to demonstrate its dedication to information security at all operational levels, DC74 Data Centers announces successful completion of four rigorous third-party examinations of the policies, procedures and processes it has in place to safeguard the integrity of client data.

The thorough analysis of DC74’s multi-level data security controls and final results of SOC 1 and 2 Type 2, PCI and HIPAA compliance were executed by 360 Advanced, Inc., a national, multi-service, licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that specializes in integrated compliance solutions for service providers.

“We are committed to implementing rigorous controls and processes across all of our data centers,” said Alan Fitzpatrick, Chief Operating Officer of Charlotte-based DC74, a provider of integrated, secure data center colocation solutions serving some of the world’s largest companies. “Completing these audits demonstrates our commitment in everything we do to provide industry-leading compliance and controls in our facilities, processes, infrastructure, personnel, environmental and security operations.”

Achieving the Service Organization Controls 1 and 2, (SOC 1 and 2) the Payment Card Industry standards of control (PCI) and the Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act (HIPAA) standards of compliance are becoming requirements of doing business for clients of all sizes.

“In order to serve certain business verticals, you must be an audited facility,” Fitzpatrick explained. “Businesses expect and demand exceptionally compliant operational standards, and they look to these reports as a third party validating your processes and attesting to those facts. That is what helps businesses decide which companies they are going to do business with.”

Fitzpatrick added: “We want to make sure our customers feel confident that we are committed to their security standards. They rely on our reports as part of their own internal control and compliance efforts. DC74 continues to invest in increasing our levels of compliance which directly benefits our customers.”

Matthew McCormick, Director of Client Services at DC74, said the demanding examinations confirmed internal control processes. “It validated just how precise our policies, procedures and controls are,” commented McCormick. “It further bolstered our beliefs as to how strong an organization we truly are, to be able to go through these audits with zero exceptions!”


DC74 is a trusted provider within the data center industry due to its excellent customer service and world-class facilities located safely inland in Charlotte, NC. DC74 specializes in providing redundant, scalable services for clients from SMB to Fortune 50. With 12 carriers in the meet-me room, DC74 offers the most connectivity options of any data center in Charlotte and hosts the region’s only Internet Peering Exchange. DC74 has earned the trust and confidence of companies that require the utmost in uninterrupted performance, security and compliance. Client demand has led DC74 to build four data center facilities within the Charlotte metro area, as well as providing BCDR services in Texas and Michigan. The Charlotte Business Journal named DC74 the 2nd fastest growing private company in the Charlotte region in 2014.

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