Distributed Applications Technologies Achieves SAS 70 Certification

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Distributed Applications Technologies (DAT), a wholly owned subsidiary of CornerStone, an advanced communications solutions provider, today announced the completion of Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) certification. Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations, is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). It represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often include controls over information technology and related processes.

Distributed Applications Technologies is best known for it's SkySphere product suite.

Distributed Applications Technologies is best known for it's SkySphere product suite.

Our customers rely on our expertise and guidance to protect their information, and this certification demonstrates our ability to deliver world-class solutions to our customers.

Distributed Applications Technologies (DAT), a wholly owned subsidiary of CornerStone, an advanced communications solutions provider, today announced the completion of Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) certification.

Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations, is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). It represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often include controls over information technology and related processes.

“Receiving SAS 70 certification emphasizes our commitment to providing our customers with the highest level of data security”, said David Wilming, President of Software Services. “Our customers rely on our expertise and guidance to protect their information, and this certification demonstrates our ability to deliver world-class solutions to our customers.”

The SAS 70 certification looks at many aspects of the hosting services that DAT provides, including the timely backups of critical files, off-site backup storage, regular off-site rotation of backup files, and assuring that client backup data is protected from unauthorized or unintentional use, modification, addition or deletion.

Full copies of the report are available upon request.

About Distributed Applications Technologies

Distributed Applications Technologies was founded in 2001. DAT’s most notable product is SkySphere, a Software as a Service (SaaS) product that provides virtually hosted private networks and application hosting for small to mid-size businesses. SkySphere allows customers to access their network and applications from anywhere there is an Internet connection, without purchasing and maintaining software and servers.

About CornerStone Telephone Company

CornerStone Telephone Company is an integrated communications provider specializing in services for business and enterprise customers. The company provides its customers with the highest level of customer support while offering competitive service rates. CornerStone has over 50,000 access lines, providing local and long distance telephone service, high-speed Internet access, VoIP, security services, cloud computing and business telephone systems. The company services customers in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Established in 2001, CornerStone has over 120 employees and 13,000 customers. The company is headquartered in Troy, N.Y. with offices in Syracuse, Oneonta, New York City, Poughkeepsie and Richmond, Massachusetts, and was voted fastest growing mid-size company and one of the Best Places to Work in the New York State Capital Region in 2007, 2008 and 2010. For more information, visit http://www.cstel.com.

About SAS 70 Certification

SAS No. 70 is the authoritative guidance that allows service organizations to disclose their control activities and processes to their customers and their customers' auditors in a uniform reporting format. The issuance of a service auditor's report prepared in accordance with SAS No. 70 signifies that a service organization has had its control objectives and control activities examined by an independent accounting and auditing firm. The service auditor's report, which includes the service auditor's opinion, is issued to the service organization at the conclusion of a SAS 70 examination. For more information, visit http://www.sas70.com.

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