Cary, NC (PRWEB) February 4, 2010
Consonus today announced that an independent auditor has completed its third annual SAS70 Type II audit of the company's three data centers located in West Jordan, West Valley City, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Successful completion of the SAS70 audit attests to the reliability, security, availability, and processing integrity of the data center and Managed IT services Consonus offers through its world-class data centers.
Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SAS70 is a widely recognized auditing standard for services organizations such as Consonus. Specific areas for an SAS70 audit include organizational controls, application development and maintenance controls, logical security and access controls, application controls, system maintenance controls, data processing controls, and business continuity controls.
In addition to the information contained in a SAS70 Type I report -- whether the service organization's description of its controls presents fairly, in all material respects, the relevant aspects of the service organization's controls and whether the controls are suitably designed to achieve specified control objectives -- a SAS70 Type II report includes detailed testing of the organization's controls, as well as the auditor's opinion as to whether those controls are sufficient in meeting the organization's objectives.
A national provider of high-availability data centers and managed IT services, Consonus serves its customers through these three data centers and several others across the country including North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Colorado. 2009 marks the third consecutive year for a favorable SAS70 Type II of the company's data center facilities.
About Consonus Technologies
Consonus Technologies, Inc. is a leading national provider of Data Center hosting and colocation, Managed IT Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting solutions based in Cary, NC. Offering a comprehensive suite of IT services, combined with highly-secure, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete cloud computing solutions addressing disaster recovery, data protection, and virtualization. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.
The issuance of a service auditor's report prepared in accordance with Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations 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 SAS70 examination. Learn more about SAS70 at http://www.aicpa.org.