Mainstream Technologies Completes SAS 70 Audit

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Validation of Controls over IT Assets and Processes an Important Milestone

Mainstream Technologies, a Little Rock-based software solutions and IT service provider, today announced that it has successfully completed its first SAS 70 audit, verifying that the company has established and is executing all necessary controls to ensure the safety and security of its IT assets, including customers’ data.

Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. SAS 70 is an in-depth audit of a IT service provider’s control objectives and control activities, which often include controls over information technology and related processes.

In today’s global economy, service organizations or service providers must demonstrate that they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers. In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 make SAS 70 audit reports even more important to the process of reporting on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.

Mainstream Technologies went through a SAS 70 Type II audit, which verifies compliance with all IT systems’ controls over a defined period of time. Completed by Frost, PLLC, the audit covered all IT and other security controls executed from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.

“Successfully completing our first SAS 70 audit is a major milestone for Mainstream Technologies,” said John Burgess, company president and co-founder. “As we grow as a full-service information services company, it is important to put ourselves to the kind of test this comprehensive audit represents. Our successful completion of the process should give our clients another vote of confidence that Mainstream provides a secure environment for their important data assets.”

About Mainstream Technologies
Founded in 1996, Mainstream Technologies serves clients both nationwide and locally in Arkansas. The Mainstream IT group provides a breadth of services to businesses including desktop and server support, managed IT hosting, server co-location, disaster recovery options and IT consulting.

The Mainstream Software Solutions group provides software solutions for businesses including custom development, professional consulting and programming services. Leveraging their vast experience in numerous industries and their broad expertise in multiple computer languages and operating systems, they provide cost-effective solutions that improve their clients' business operations and efficiency. Using a consultative business-focused approach, Mainstream makes objective recommendations that simply deliver results, particularly in these uncertain economic times.

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