Certifications and Compliance

  • “We were looking for a partner that was scalable, robust and fortified against any natural or environmental disasters. When we were choosing a data center partner, the fact that FORTRUST has a Tier III design certified facility and well over a decade of uptime was a big factor in our decision."  

    Jeff GalloSenior Vice President, Presilient Worldwide  

Certifications

Tier III GOLD Certification of Operational Sustainability

Uptime Institute of Professional Services awarded FORTRUST a Tier III GOLD Certification of Operational Sustainability, which places FORTRUST in an extremely elite group of data centers in the world to have this certification.
The Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability criteria pinpoint those elements that impact long-term data center availability in three key categories:

  • Management & Operations
  • Building Characteristics
  • Site Location including an assessment of potential risks associated with natural and man-made disasters

The Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability rating (Bronze, Silver or Gold), when determined by Uptime Institute, becomes a suffix to the Tier Certification of Constructed Facility. Uptime Institute Tier Certification of the installed infrastructure Tier Certification of Design Documents followed by Tier Certification of Constructed Facility is a prerequisite to the Operational Sustainability rating.
Uptime Institute is the only group licensed to rate and certify data centers around the world in a vendor-agnostic, third-party certification process designed to rate and certify systems and operational sustainability.
For more information on Tier Certification please visit the Uptime Institute website.

Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility

Uptime Institute of Professional Services awarded FORTRUST a Tier III Certification for Constructed Facility. Uptime Institute is the only group licensed to rate and certify data centers around the world in a vendor-agnostic, third-party certification process designed to rate and certify systems and operational sustainability.

For more information on Tier Certification please visit the Uptime Institute website.

Tier III Certification of Design Documents

Uptime Institute of Professional Services awarded FORTRUST a Tier III Certification for Design Documents. Uptime Institute is the only group licensed to rate and certify data centers around the world in a vendor-agnostic, third-party certification process designed to rate and certify systems and operational sustainability.

For more information on Tier Certification please visit the Uptime Institute website.

BBB Accredited Business

The Better Business Bureau has recognized FORTRUST’s excellence in providing business value to our customers by awarding an A+ rating for 10 years and counting. FORTRUST is the only BBB accredited data center in Denver. Click the image to the right to view the accreditation. FORTRUST has also been awarded a Torch Award for Marketplace Trust by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Denver/Boulder on November 5, 2015. The BBB Torch Award is a tribute to companies and organizations that exemplify a commitment to honest, fair and ethical practices.

Compliance

PCI Compliance

FORTRUST can help your business meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) requirements. EKS&H, a qualified security assessor firm, performed the audit. In recognition of FORTRUST’s adherence to the requirements of the PCI-DSS Report on Compliance (ROC), EKS&H issued FORTRUST an Attestation of Compliance (AOC) with the PCI-DSS ROC for our physical security (requirement 9) and information security related policies and procedures (requirement 12). FORTRUST’s AOC is available for customers by request.

SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2

Based on demonstrated processes, procedures and control objectives, FORTRUST has received a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type 2 report. The audit for this report is performed in accordance with the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16). This report validates that FORTRUST’s internal controls over financial reporting are designed and operating effectively.

SOC 2 Type 2

FORTRUST is a Service Organization Control (“SOC”) 2 Type 2 reporting colocation facility. The SOC 2 report is an attestation report that is an evaluation of controls specific to the standards set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trust Services Principles. The SOC 2 report focuses on a business’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system, as opposed to SOC 1/SSAE 16 which is focused on the financial reporting controls. The FORTRUST report is over security and availability.

SOC 3 Report

The SOC 3 report provides assurance on a service providers security, availability, confidentiality, privacy or processing integrity. These reports are prepared to meet the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trust Services Principles and Criteria and are designed to meet the needs of customers and potential customers who want assurance about FORTRUST’s controls related to the Trust Service Principles provided in FORTRUST’s report. FORTRUST has chosen to report on controls related to the Security and Availability Trust Principles. Click here to review FORTRUST’s SOC 3 report.

HIPAA Compliance

The FORTRUST Denver data center is HIPAA compliant. FORTRUST meets the requirements specific to data centers and colocation for HIPAA compliant customers and houses many HIPAA compliant companies within its Denver facility.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive written information security program that protects the privacy and integrity of customer records.

The FORTRUST Denver data center is GLBA compliant. FORTRUST meets the requirements specific to data centers and colocation for GLBA compliant customers and houses many GLBA compliant companies within its Denver facility.