NEW YORK, VICTOR – March 8, 2017 – Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc, a leading provider in state-of-the-art voice, data and Internet solutions to business customers across New York State and Pennsylvania. The company is certified in all Cisco solutions and has built its own 2,500-mile, fiber-optic network, today announced that the company has undergone a Service Organization Control 3SM examination resulting in a CPA’s report stating that management of Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. maintained effective controls over the security and availability. The engagement was performed by Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
A SOC 3 SM report is designed to meet the needs of existing or potential customers who need assurance about the effectiveness of controls at a service organization that are relevant to the security, availability, or processing integrity of the system used by the service organization to process customers’ information, or the confidentiality or privacy of that information.
“We are pleased that our SOC 3SM report has shown that we have the appropriate controls in place to mitigate risks related to security and availability,” said Brandon Whilden, Senior Director, Customer Operations. “Within specific vertical markets, customers simply can’t do business with a company who does not dedicate the time and resources to achieve these strict audit mandates.”
The following principles and related criteria have been developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) for use by practitioners in the performance of trust services engagements:
- The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
- The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
- Processing integrity. System processing is complete, accurate, timely and authorized.
- Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
- Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed and destroyed in conformity with the commitments in the entity’s privacy notice and with criteria set forth in generally accepted privacy principles issued by the AICPA and CICA.
A SOC 3SM report is an internal control report on the services provided by a service organization to its customers and provides valuable information that existing and potential customers of the service organization need to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service.
About Finger Lakes Technologies Group
Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. (fltg.com) provides state-of-the-art voice, data and Internet solutions to business customers across New York State and Pennsylvania. The company is certified in all Cisco solutions and has built its own 2,500-mile, fiber-optic network to serve the Finger Lakes region. A subsidiary of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies, FLTG brings to its customers a more-than-100-year history in telecommunications. Headquartered in Victor, FLTG employs 140 people and has offices in Buffalo, Binghamton, Norwich, Phelps, Romulus and Trumansburg.