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TMCNet:  Windstream Enterprise OfficeSuite UC Achieves SOC 2 and HIPAA Compliance

[September 14, 2021]

Windstream Enterprise OfficeSuite UC Achieves SOC 2 and HIPAA Compliance

Windstream Enterprise (WE), a leading managed communications service provider, announced the successful completion of two examinations of its proprietary OfficeSuite UC® solution. Both examinations were performed by an external auditing firm and included a Service Organization Control (SOC) Type 2/3 examination in accordance with Security and Availability Trust Services Principles, and a HIPAA and HITECH attestation examination.

"The completion of the HIPAA and HITECH examinations highlights our unwavering commitment to protecting sensitive customer data," said Austin Herrington, vice president of product management for Windstream Enterprise (News - Alert). "Organizations can leverage Windstream Enterprise's OfficeSuite UC SOC 2/3 Report and HIPAA and HITECH attestations as part of their efforts to demonstrate adequate data protection controls."

SOC is a suite of reports from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that CPA firms can issue in connection with system-level controls at a service organization. These audit reports assist customers in achieving audit and compliance requirements.

"Customersand partners need comfort knowing that they are working with a trusted provider," said Mike Flannery, chief marketing officer for Windstream Enterprise. "Healthcare, financial, government and other compliance-conscious customers have the assurance they need to be confident in OfficeSuite UC."




The SOC 2 Report focuses on a business's non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security and availability of a system. Each of the principles has defined criteria controls which must be met to demonstrate adherence to the principles and produce an unqualified opinion.

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About Windstream

Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment, and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at @Windstream.


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