SAS 70 Hosting Debuts at HostMySite.com

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Award winning web hosting firm, HostMySite.com, has completed a SAS 70 Type II audit.

Customer focused web hosting firm, http://www.HostMySite.com, has successfully completed a SAS 70 Type II audit. Through the assistance of the independent auditing firm of Clifton Gunderson, LLP, HostMySite.com completed the SAS 70 audit of its internal control environment. Clifton Gunderson audited the company's processes and policies to ensure compliance and consistency with the documented controls. The audit consisted of onsite audit reviews and testing, plus detailed meetings with the HostMySite.com management team. Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70, commonly referred to as SAS 70, is an auditing statement developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SAS 70 is designed to allow auditors to review the controls established by service organizations. Independent auditors review the control objectives and activities to ensure the controls are valid and enforced.

A control is a method used to ensure a policy or procedure established by a service organization is followed. Controls are in place at HostMySite.com to ensure that user organizations are protected. SAS 70 compliant controls are in place at HostMySite.com including: building access and security, datacenter access and security, data storage, customer information security and change procedures of hardware and software.

Timothy Kaufman, Director of Compliance with HostMySite.com commented on the achievement, ''We are proud to show our continued commitment to a high level of quality services offered to our new and existing customers by having successfully completed our first SAS 70 Type II report. As anyone who has gone through this auditing process knows, it takes the dedication and commitment of the entire organization to come through this process with the auditor's statement of "No Exceptions Found". This ensures our customers that the security policies, practices and high levels of quality in the services we offer are consistent and reliable. HostMySite.com has achieved this in the past year by increasing the internal auditing of our processes to ensure our consistency and reliability. As always our focus is on providing HostMySite.com customers with the finest level of products and services they can find in a web hosting provider.''

There are two types of SAS 70 auditor reports, Type I and Type II.

  • Type I SAS 70 audits focus on the validity of the controls in operation at the service organization to ensure they complete the specified control objectives.
  • Type II SAS 70 audits focus on the Type I controls that are in place as well as how they are executed over a specific period of time.

HostMySite.com has completed the SAS 70 Type II audit. With the introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in July of 2002, SAS 70 took on increased importance. The legislation identified a Type II SAS 70 report as the only acceptable method for a third party to assure a service organization's controls.

Click here to learn more about SAS 70 hosting at HostMySite.com or please visit: http://www.HostMySite.com.

HostMySite.com was founded by partners Lou Honick and Neil Heuer in 1997. The foundation of the culture at HostMySite.com is a top-down commitment to complete customer satisfaction. HostMySite.com provides individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with affordable dedicated servers, VPS hosting, and ColdFusion hosting, supported by 24x7x365 live support through toll-free telephone, email, and live online chat.

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