TDS Hosted & Managed Services Announces Successful Completion of SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type 2 Audits

TDS Hosted & Managed Services Announces Successful Completion of SSAE 16 (SOC 
1) Type 2 Audits 
Data Centers Operated by VISI and Vital Support Systems in the
Midwest Are Included in the TDS HMS SSAE 16 Type 2 Audits 
MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 --  TDS Hosted and Managed
Services, LLC (TDS HMS) announced today that its data centers and
managed services, operated by Vital Supports Systems and VISI, remain
SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type 2 audited.  
The Service Organization Control (SOC 1) reports are performed by a
Certified Public Accountant in accordance with the Statement on
Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 audit.  
"The SSAE 16 audit and SOC 1 certification reaffirms our company's
commitment to meet the highest standards for security and
availability, while making sure all of the appropriate controls and
safeguards are firmly in place," said Clint Harder, vice president of
Product Strategy for TDS HMS. "The audits are third party validation
that we deliver what we promise, and ensure that our customers'
equipment and data is available, secure, and managed in-line with
industry best practices." 
The SSAE 16 audit requires TDS HMS management to present an
assessment and written assertion of the controls, to which a
third-party auditor holds them accountable. The report provides
substantial insight into the people, processes, and technology used
to effectively achieve all the control objectives. These objectives
include: physical security, availability and change management,
incident and event management, IT continuity and request management.  
"The SSAE 16 audit provides our customers with reassurance and
confidence they've chosen a partner who is able to operate a secure,
reliable, and prepared data center," says Harder.  
TDS HMS data centers included in this SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type 2 audit
are located in: Eden Prairie and St. Paul, Minn.; Madison, Wis.; and
Cedar Falls and Des Moines, Iowa. 
TDS HMS provides cloud infrastructure, network and systems solutions,
colocation and managed services to businesses nationwide. TDS HMS
data centers offer on-premise services as well as the option to
colocate in one of the company's Tier 3 data centers or in the cloud
using ReliaCloud(TM) Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS). TDS HMS
with global leaders, such as Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, and
VMware to design, procure, implement, and manage mission critical
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TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC is the parent company of
OneNeck(R) IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI
Incorporated. TDS HMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and
Data Systems Inc., a Fortune 500(R) company. TDS HMS is growing
rapidly; now employing more than 500 people throughout the U.S. TDS
HMS companies specialize in engineering and management of IT
infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed
hosting, and ReliaCloud(TM) enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns
and operates Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minn. and Wis. Visit,, and for more information.  
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a Fortune 500(R)
company, provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and
managed services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states
through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications
Corp. and TDS Hosted & Managed Services. Founded in 1969 and
headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems and its
subsidiaries employ more than 12,000 people. For investment
information, visit 
For more information contact:
DeAnne Boegli
Manager-Public Relations
TDS Hosted & Managed Services
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