This successful, more stringent Type II audit provides strong third-party validation yet again that AISN maintains the highest level of controls and safeguards for the IT systems, applications and data that we host and manage 24x7x365.
Chicago, IL, and Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2010
AIS Network (http://www.aisn.net), a leading managed and cloud hosting provider, today announced the successful completion of its SAS 70 Type II audit, following an independent accounting firm’s exhaustive review and testing of AISN infrastructure, personnel, policies and procedures.
SAS 70 Type II compliance confirms the reliability, security, high availability and integrity of AIS Network’s infrastructure, processes and operations.
“SAS 70 Type II certification has been a critical initiative for us over the last year as increasingly more businesses are responding to regulatory mandates to require documented controls, security policies and procedures relating to information technology. We believe this is an essential certification for anyone hosting or managing mission-critical IT," said AISN President Jay Atkinson.
AISN was audited in the following key areas:
- Human Resource Practices
- Control Environment
- Risk Assessment
- Monitoring and Response
- Physical Access/Security
- Data Center Facilities
- Environmental Controls
- Availability and Access
- Network Security
- Computer Operations
- Data Communications
- Application Change Control
- Data Storage and Backup
- Disaster Recovery
“AISN clients have known for years that our dedicated hosting experts and support staff are second to none in the industry,” said Atkinson. “We have been SAS 70-certified for a number of years, and this successful, more stringent Type II audit provides strong third-party validation yet again that AISN maintains the highest level of controls and safeguards for the IT systems, applications and data that we host and manage 24x7x365. Achieving SAS 70 Type II certification also enables our customers to meet their compliance requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and other regulations and standards.”
With network operations centers in Chicago and the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the 17-year-old AISN is recognized as a pioneer in managed hosting technologies. The company also maintains a secure Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard- and HIPAA-compliant hosting environment for its mix of managed and cloud hosting solutions.
For information: http://www.aisn.net
About SAS 70 Type II Certification
Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SAS 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. SAS 70 Type II certification addresses all five components of internal control outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation – namely the control environment, risk assessment activities, control activities, information and communication systems, and monitoring activities. A SAS 70 Type II examination signifies that a service organization has had its control objectives and activities examined by an independent accounting and auditing firm and that the resulting auditor’s report can be distributed and relied upon by the service organization’s clients. For more information on SAS 70 auditing, visit http://www.aicpa.org.
About AIS Network, LLC
AIS Network frees organizations from buying and hassling with servers, so those companies can run their business more efficiently. AISN clients no longer maintain applications servers in their office, because we secure and care for those servers 24x7x365 in a world-class, disaster-resistant facility and ensure their capacity grows with the client’s business. Fully managed hosting is what we do best, and AISN has been delivering it in the form of managed, cloud and email hosting since 1993. Unlike most hosting companies, AISN, a SAS 70 Type II-certified organization, personalizes client service at every level, inspiring full confidence that mission-critical data, applications and email are in reliable hands. Visit http://www.aisn.net.
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