Connectria Starts Auditing Process For SAS 70 Type II Certification
ST. LOUIS, MO (April, 9 2007) - Connectria Corporation, a provider of world-class managed hosting & IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions, today announced that it has begun the auditing process to achieve SAS 70 Type I and Type II certification by the end of 2007. SAS 70 (the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70) defines the standards an independent auditor must employ in order to assess the contracted internal controls and processes of a service organization, such as a managed hosting provider.
"While our data centers and processes have always passed independent security audits and have helped many of our healthcare clients to achieve HIPAA Compliance, we are completing a SAS 70 audit to support our clients in the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries - and especially those subject to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) who increasingly require SAS 70 certification from their hosting providers," said Eric Miller, Senior Vice President - Operations of Connectria. "SAS 70 Certification allows us to obtain third-party validation of our data centers & processes as part of our continued commitment to provide the highest level of security and reliability to our customers."
About SAS 70 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 Certification addresses all five components of internal control outlined in the SOX legislation, namely the control environment, risk assessment activities, control activities, information and communication systems, and monitoring activities. A SAS 70 examination signifies that a service organization has had its control objectives and control activities examined by an independent accounting and auditing firm. For more information regarding SAS 70 auditing, please visit www.aicpa.org.
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