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IIJ Receives the New SSAE 16 Type 2 Reports for IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Services and IIJ GIO Unified Operation Management Service
TOKYO-April 28, 2014-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that it received SSAE 16 Type 2 reports in accordance with the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16), on March 28, 2014, for its IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Services which allow the use of Windows virtual desktop environments as a cloud service, and for its IIJ GIO Unified Operation Management Service which comprehensively manages the monitoring and operation of systems anywhere from an on-the-cloud environment to on-premises.
IIJ was the first in the industry, proceeding with preparation in the cloud environment, to receive the SSAE 16 Type 2 reports on its IIJ GIO Component Service in March of 2012 and its IIJ Raptor Service (a SaaS FX system) in March of 2013. This time, following an examination on its operational systems, its independent auditor has issued the reports for its IIJ GIO Virtual Desktop Services and IIJ GIO Unified Operation Management Service. The additional reports provide IIJ's customers with more transparency on the controls over the services that IIJ provides them. Customers can also benefit from using the SSAE16 Type 2 Report to reduce the amount of effort required to comply with external audits and other assessments of their internal controls.
About SSAE 16
SSAE 16 is an attestation standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for assessing the effectiveness of internal controls at companies engaging in outsourcing services and similar fiduciary operations. Type 2 reports are attestations by independent auditors of the appropriateness of the system description, the sufficiency of control objectives and related controls, and the operational effectiveness of those controls during the assessment period.