The SAS-70 audit is the definitive overview by which a service provider can validate its operating effectiveness
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2009
AssureSign LLC, a leader in electronic signature technology, today announced its successful completion of an enterprise-wide SAS-70 Type I audit, demonstrating AssureSign's commitment to safeguarding customer data by meeting the strictest industry standard.
The SAS-70 Type I certification designates that adequate controls and safeguards are in place and operating effectively in regards to customer data that is hosted or processed by AssureSign. These high quality operations are required today by all industries, particularly by organizations that deal with financial transactions or critical data.
The SAS-70 audit, issued by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization. It was developed for service providers who wish to demonstrate the establishment of effectively designed control objectives and control activities, and has become one of the most widely recognized auditing standards for service organizations.
The scope of AssureSign's SAS-70 audit is not exclusive to its world-class, mission critical data center; it incorporates controls from every aspect of AssureSign's operational process including: human resources, information technology physical security, information technology logical security, client provisioning and account maintenance, accuracy and timeliness of transaction processing, application development, testing and change management, and statutory compliance.
"Achieving SAS-70 compliance demonstrates our commitment to protecting our customers' sensitive data," said David Brinkman, AssureSign's chief executive officer. "AssureSign customers can feel confident regarding the controls that we maintain, ensuring the security of customer data and providing the highest level of integrity. We are proud of this very significant investment in time and resources and know it significantly sets us apart from our peers and competitors."
Ongoing SAS-70 auditing will continue to reassess and improve AssureSign's security and compliance best practices. SAS-70 Type II certification is expected to be completed in early 2010.
"The SAS-70 audit is the definitive overview by which a service provider can validate its operating effectiveness," said Steven Cardillo, AssureSign's chief financial officer. "Earning Type II certification of our services facilities will illustrate our dedication to the highest standards of service for our customers."
About AssureSign LLC
AssureSign LLC is a leading provider of web-based electronic signature solutions, featuring unique, patent-pending technology that allows for the execution of any document with forensically identifiable, biometric signatures. AssureSign is a highly secure and flexible "cloud computing" application that requires absolutely no downloads for the document originator or the document signer. Using the standards-based DocumentNOW® and DocumentTRAK™ integration tools, AssureSign can easily integrate with existing business processes within any enterprise, regardless of size. AssureSign customers consistently experience dramatic cost savings, as well as significant reduction in the time to execute documents. For more information visit http://www.assuresign.com.
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