Compliance & Certification

Syntax is SSAE 16 Level 2 Compliant

In today’s global economy, service organizations and providers must demonstrate that they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their clients. For 11 consecutive years Syntax has achieved annual compliance with the rigorous SAS 70 and, beginning in 2011, the SSAE 16, Level 2 audit requirements.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 is an attestation standard put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that addresses engagements undertaken by a service auditor for reporting on controls at organizations that provide services to user entities, for which a service organization’s controls are likely to be relevant to a user entities internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).

SSAE 16 effectively replaces Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 SAS 70) for service auditor’s reporting periods ending on or after June 15, 2011. The SSAE 16 is an enhancement to the current standard for Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, the SAS 70.

Syntax is PCI Certified

In an ongoing effort to provide the most secure environment possible for its hosted clients, Syntax deploys the rigorous safeguards and controls necessary to attain Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) Compliance. PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard created by the PCI Security Standards Council to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce the instances of credit card fraud.

By adhering to these strict standards, Syntax is invested in the security of our clients’ transactional and customer information and it is proud to be part of a united, global effort to reduce payment card data accessibility risk.

Syntax is an Oracle Platinum Partner

With its Platinum status, Syntax receives the benefit of being recognized by Oracle and its clients, and the highest level of engagement, commitment and benefits available to OPN partners. Platinum OPN members receive dedicated virtual account management support to build joint development plans and help broaden specialization areas and revenue opportunities.

Syntax has been an active Oracle Partner Network member since 2001.

About the Oracle Partner Network

Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.

Find out more about the OPN here.

Syntax is an Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) Rising Star Partner

The OAUG Star Partner program is a vital force in supporting the global mission of providing the growing family of Oracle Applications users the tools required to enhance their productivity, maximize their investment and influence the quality, usability and support of Oracle Applications. The OAUG Star Partner Program was created to provide our Associate Members an active, integrated way to participate in the OAUG community.

EU Privacy Shield Certification

The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the “Privacy Shield Principles”) to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the EU law requirement that personal information transferred from individuals within the European Economic Area to the United States be adequately protected. Consistent with its pledge to protect personal privacy, Syntax adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles and has self-certified compliance with the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Framework.

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The Syntax Enterprise Cloud has been certified as HIPAA Compliant. If your organization is subject to the regulations set down in the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) the Syntax Enterprise Cloud provides you with a secure environment to store, maintain and process protected health information. All of Syntax’s data centers have implemented HIPAA-compliant policies, processes and procedures to achieve technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect Personal Health Information (PHI.)

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