QTS Issues 2013 SOC 1 Report

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 25, 2013 -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, has successfully completed a Service Organization Control Type II report that has been prepared taking into consideration guidance described in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Attestation Standard section 801, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, commonly referred to as Service Organization Controls Report (SOC 1) and also known as Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No.16  (SSAE). QTS' SOC 1 report covers the period from January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013.  

The SOC 1 report assesses controls at a service organization that are relevant to a user entity's internal controls over financial reporting. QTS' SOC 1 report, which was audited by an internationally recognized Big Four public accounting firm, provides assurance that QTS' independent service auditor has formally evaluated and issued an opinion on the description and the suitability of design and operating effectiveness of the applicable controls to achieve the related control objectives included in the description throughout the specified period.  

The control objectives evaluated in QTS' SOC 1 report included the following: Organization and Administration, Support Services, Physical Security, Environmental Security, Logical Security, and Change Management.  

"The successful completion of the examination and report demonstrates QTS' commitment to being a leader in security and compliance and being transparent with our customers about what is required to maintain compliance," said James Reinhart, chief operating officer – development and operations, QTS.  

A complete SOC 1 report is available to QTS clients upon request.  

About QTS 

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.