As our client base has expanded to include more publicly held companies and their service providers, we saw the demand to have our data centers undergo a SAS 70 audit
Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
Online Tech announced today that it has successfully completed its SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards number 70) audit for all three of its Michigan Data Centers. SAS 70 for IT Data Centers is similar to ISO 9000 standards for manufacturing enterprises or Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for publicly traded companies. SAS 70 is a nationally recognized audit standard for evaluating process and security control procedures across the data center.
Online Tech is unique in Michigan in that all three of its data centers have successfully completed a SAS 70 Audit.
The independent auditing firm UHY, LLP examined the centers closely, specifically examining control objectives in the areas of organizational structure, governance and administration, physical and environmental controls, physical and network security, and system availability and performance.
Online Tech invested significant time and resources into the SAS 70 audit process to ensure the security, controls, and processes in each of our data centers are closely followed and monitored. "As our client base has expanded to include more publicly held companies and their service providers, we saw the demand to have our data centers undergo a SAS 70 audit" said Yan Ness, CEO of Online Tech. "The audit enhances our ability to support companies facing Sarbanes Oxley requirements when they outsource their data centers through colocation or dedicated server hosting."
The benefits that SAS 70 audited data centers provide include:
- Assurance that the internal controls within the data center are in place, are suitably designed, and are operating effectively,
- Assurance that physical access, IT infrastructure, data and network are secured against certain threats,
- Assurance that the data center's control policies and procedures have been evaluated and reviewed by an independent third party, and
- Confidence that colocating with a data center operator that has undergone a SAS 70 audit provides clients the ability to assure their own customers that their data and information is secure, helping them keep, attract, and build their business.
The SAS 70 audit, or Statement on Auditing Standards ("SAS") No. 70, was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as a means of auditing and reporting the effectiveness of operations and controls of a service provider. The resulting SAS 70 audit report enables Online Tech to communicate details on internal operations and security controls to our clients in an industry accepted format. Our independent auditors perform thorough testing and assessment of each of our controls.
By completing the SAS 70 audit process, Online Tech's clients have assurance that each of its data centers consistently demonstrates the same high standard of security and control.
About Online Tech
Online Tech (http://www.onlinetech.com) is Michigan's premier Managed Data Center Operator. Online Tech helps companies manage their growing demand for data and computing capacity through its SAS-70 secure and reliable multi-tenant data centers. With a full range of colocation, dedicated server hosting and managed service options, industry leaders trust Online Tech to ensure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.
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