We are committed to providing our clients with the technology they need in a user-friendly environment they want. Our goal is to provide a platform that is intuitive and easy to use. Whether you have 100 employees or 100,000 spread across 10,000 locations, we've built our application to be simple enough to use without hours of training and robust enough to be used all day, every day.
Form I-9 Compliance's application is written in the latest version of .NET, using advanced web based technology to allow for data validation, responsive user interfaces, security checks on every page and access level and it doesn't stop there. Constant audit trail event logging takes place to comply with DHS regulations, rigid electronic signature security standards comply with DHS rules for electronic signatures, scripting languages are not used, Active X controls are not downloaded to client systems and all data transmission is securely encrypted.
The system is fully redundant with multiple web servers, SQL servers, FTP servers, Process servers, Cisco firewalls, routers, switches and load balancers. All systems are located in datacenters with SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 certification located in Irvine, California and Denver, Colorado (SOC 2 Type II updates the SAS 70 standard. The SOC 2 and SOC 3 provide much more stringent requirements than SSAE 16). The datacenters boast fully redundant power with diesel generators for backup, diverse paths and providers for Internet access and multi-tiered reliable security services.
Form I-9 Compliance (Fi9) is committed to ensuring that our clients are protected. In addition to providing legally compliant electronic I-9 Forms, we have also contracted with Dell SecureWorks, a world-class IT security service, to identify potential system and network security vulnerabilities. By engaging Dell SecureWorks, Fi9 clearly understands the need to protect our clients’ information and information resources.
Dell SecureWorks implemented both automated and manual scanning measures to ensure that Fi9 satisfies the most stringent data security requirements. The assessment consisted of several phases, each detailed below. Dell SecureWorks utilized the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) as the standard basis for penetration testing execution. The standard can be found at: http://www.pentest-standard.org. Tools utilized are covered in the Penetration Testing Execution Standard Technical Guidelines (PTES-G) which can be found at: http://www.pentest-standard.org/index.php/PTES_Technical_Guidelines.
The successful completion of this comprehensive security assessment confirmed that our systems and client data are secure.
Key features of the datacenter security system include:
- Onsite Security Personnel 24x7x365
- Onsite 24x7x365 Network Operations Center, which monitors all external and internal security
- Closed circuit television security system throughout the data center
- Combination proximity card and photo identification system required to gain access to facility
A flexible and redundant HVAC design supports the cooling requirements necessary for a truly high density IT platform. The datacenter uses DataAire HVAC (High Volume Air Conditioning) equipment to support the cooling load requirements. The air is circulated under 18" raised flooring and perforated tiles, using a hot aisle / cold aisle containment method for optimum efficiency.
The HVAC system maintains optimum temperature (68/F +/-2/F) and humidity levels. The air is filtered continuously for contaminants, providing additional protection to equipment, and reducing the amount of resources needed for maintenance of overheated equipment, hardware replacement, and equipment cleaning.
There is a premier power system designed to provide continuous, redundant, and protected power. Built to N+1 redundancy, the components of this implementation protect against such power anomalies and events as brownouts, blackouts, and surges or spikes in power.
Features And Functions of our power infrastructure include:
- Dual Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) – The dual UPS System delivers clean, consistent power. The UPS system is comprised of rectifiers, inverters, and batteries and is designed to maintain constant power to all equipment in the data center, regardless of power source.
- Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) - The automatic transfer switch (ATS) senses any significant interruption of power from the Utility Source. When an interruption is detected, the ATS immediately activates the onsite generator, feeding power to the UPS. A surplus supply of diesel fuel is stored onsite to fuel the generator for an extended period if necessary, additionally fueling contracts with local fuel companies ensure that the power needs of the entire data center will be served without interruption.
- Load Testing – The datacenter performs routine testing of the system every month to ensure full functionality.
Fire protection is viewed in a three-pronged approach: fire prevention, fire detection, and fire suppression.
As part of the design of the datacenters, specific limitations on amp usage and BTU output in each cabinet, cage and rack reduces the risk of electrical fires in the data center. The flow of cooled air with the use of ventilated floor tiles to ensure consistent temperatures throughout the data center help control the environment. Prohibitions on cardboard and other flammable materials are strictly enforced.
An industry leading Very Early Smoke Detection Alarm (VESDA) system for the detection of smoke and fire is utilized. VESDA Aspirating smoke detection technology offers the earliest possible warning of a potential fire.
The standard fire protection system is a dry pipe, double interlock pre-action fire sprinkler system as defined by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). This type of system does not use toxic gases or destructive dry chemicals, which can prove detrimental to staff and equipment. The fire suppression system works in conjunction with the VESDA system in each datacenter. Dry-Chem fire extinguishers are also located throughout the facility for added protection.
All of this ensures that the system is up and running when you need it.