(The Hosting News) – Web hosting solutions provider Latisys today announced its Chicago-area Tier III Data Center has successfully completed its first SAS 70 Type II audit. In addition to completing the Chicago facility audit, Latisys’ other colocation facilities (Denver, Irvine) were also audited and again confirmed to be SAS 70 Type II compliant. The Denver facility has been compliant since 2005, and the Irvine facility has been compliant since 2007.
Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The SAS 70 audit independently verifies the validity and functionality of a data center’s control activities and processes. Achieving successful completion of a SAS 70 Type II audit confirms that Latisys’ Chicago data center has been through an in-depth audit to ensure adequate controls and safeguards are in place.
“Our customers – particularly those in heavily regulated sectors such as energy, financial, healthcare, insurance and pharmaceuticals – require assurance that the highest levels of internal controls and security are established and maintained,” said Evans Mullan, Chief Operating Officer, Latisys. “Investing the necessary resources to complete SAS 70 Type II audits for all three Latisys data centers reaffirms our commitment to safeguarding customers’ sensitive data and mission critical IT infrastructure with best practice processes.”