Wilen Direct Announces Achievement of SSAE 16 Certification

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL—Nov. 27, 2012—Wilen Direct, a leader and innovator in direct marketing that leverages state-of-the-art technologies such as digital and variable data imaging, has successfully completed the new Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagement (SSAE 16) and achieved SSAE 16 certification.

The SSAE 16 audit and certification determines that the company’s technology, business processes, physical security, and infrastructure meet or surpass SSAE 16 standards. The standards are established by the nationally recognized Auditing Standards Board (ASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

SSAE 16 provides Wilen Direct customers with assurances and validation that the company continues to provide data sensitive business sectors with the most stringent standards of operational excellence.

The SSAE 16 certification provides validation of our operational excellence and security controls. “As we continue to work closely with data sensitive industries and our customers accelerate their expansion into the Variable Data Print sector, the SSAE 16 certification further supports our commitment to protecting our customers most valuable asset—their data,” said Darrin Wilen, president of Wilen Media.

“Going through a six-month evaluation and audit of our processes and security measures was a great way to show our current and future clients that we are a world-class technology based data center and production facility,” adds Gregory Dean, Wilen Direct chief technology officer.

Jack Moore, CPA, CITP president of the Moore Group, also notes that successfully completing a SOC1-SSAE 16 Type 2 audit is a significant accomplishment for any organization. “The controls you have in place and continue to maintain are an excellent indication of the thought and care you’ve used to develop an environment that is well suited to properly serve your customers.”

About Wilen Direct
Wilen Direct is an affiliated partner of the Wilen Group, a privately held marketing communications and printing services company that provides strategy, creative resources, data analysis, state-of-the-art printing and end-to-end fulfillment to a variety of clients nationwide. In addition to Wilen Direct, Wilen Group consists of two other affiliated companies, all three of which work independently but seamlessly integrate with each other to serve client needs. Wilen Media, a full-service direct marketing agency servicing Fortune 500 companies, that applies data strategy across all media; WILopEN engages in research and development efforts to create new products and services involving marketing, advertising, publishing/print and media-related businesses.