WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) today announced that the control procedures for its data centers that required SSAE 16 certification have been found to be suitable in design and operating effectively according to Service Organization Control Reports ("SOC1"). These were prepared under Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagement No. 16 ("SSAE 16") by one of the Big 4 independent auditing firms.
"Completing the SSAE 16 requirements reflects our security and control standards for our clients," said Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive Officer for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "This reinforces our commitment to our clients that we have the highest standards of processes, controls and procedures in place to safely manage their data center requirements."
SSAE 16 is designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an acceptable method for management to obtain assertions about service organization internal controls without conducting separate assessments. SSAE 16 is based on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's (IAASB) International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402.
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.