Access Business Technologies Completes SAS 70 Type II Audit

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Audit emphasizes ABT's commitment to compliance and leadership role in the industry

Our clients routinely save time and money by providing our SAS 70 Type II results to their auditors, thereby satisfying several aspects of their ongoing direct audits. In addition, since our controls and safeguards are in place and internally regulated, our clients typically don't have to replicate what ABT already provides.

Access Business Technologies, the leading hosting and managed services provider in the finance industry, announced today the completion of its annual SAS 70 Type II Audit. By completing the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SAS 70 Type II examination, ABT again confirms it's adherence to one of the most stringent auditing standards for service companies and continues to provide assurance to its clients and partners that its physical, logical and change controls along with its environmental safeguards are sound.

"All ABT clients benefit from our SAS 70 Type II audit beyond the fact that our controls and safeguards are audited by an independent organization," explains Steve Tschoepe, EVP of Operations for ABT, "Our clients routinely save time and money by providing our SAS 70 Type II results to their auditors, thereby satisfying several aspects of their ongoing direct audits. In addition, since our controls and safeguards are in place and internally regulated, our clients typically don't have to replicate what ABT already provides."

Due to increased regulatory demands including Sarbanes-Oxley, organizations selecting a hosting and managed services provider are more stringent in their due diligence during the selection process. Most of these organizations are aware that it's not enough for a service provider to claim to have SAS 70 audited data centers. Instead they understand that, in addition to data centers, the service provider itself should undergo regular SAS70 Type II audits, as ABT does.

In addition to the SAS 70 Type II audit, ABT undergoes regular independent audits from numerous financial institutions who are also ABT clients. These audits include network intrusion and penetration testing, control and procedural audits and Sarbanes-Oxley internal control assessments.

About ABT
Access Business Technologies is the leading provider of hosting and managed services, integration, reporting and professional services for the mortgage and finance industry. Through our products and services, ABT offers a full range of on-demand, robust solutions designed to simplify, streamline and improve our customer's business. ABT's managed and hosted solutions are all made available real-time via the Internet using stringent SAS70 type II-audited security technologies.

ABT's philosophy is to provide a vendor-neutral approach to help our clients leverage existing and new software solutions that are best in class for their unique environment. ABT provides SAS70 Type II hosting environments for those solutions to ensure enterprise-level security, redundancy, high availability, disaster recovery and business resumption capabilities. For more information, please visit http://www.myabt.com or call (888) 636-5426.

Copyright  2008 Access Business Technologies. All rights reserved. Access Business Technologies, ABT and the ABT logo are trademarks of Access Business Technologies. Other company and / or product names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.

Media Contact:

Alan Taylor
Access Business Technologies
888-636-5426
info(at)myabt.com

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