Newark, Delaware – (The Hosting News) – February 14, 2008 – HostMySite.com web hosting provider for small and medium-sized businesses, has successfully completed an SAS 70 Type II audit, through the assistance of the Clifton Gunderson, LLP independent auditing firm.
Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70, commonly referred to as SAS 70, is an auditing statement developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SAS 70 is designed to allow auditors to review the controls established by service organizations. Independent auditors review the control objectives and activities to ensure the controls are valid and enforced.
HostMySite.com completed the SAS 70 audit of its internal control environment. Clifton Gunderson audited the company’s processes and policies to ensure compliance and consistency with the documented controls. The audit consisted of onsite audit reviews and testing, plus detailed meetings with the HostMySite.com management team.
Timothy Kaufman, Director of Compliance with HostMySite.com remarked, ”We are proud to show our continued commitment to a high level of quality services offered to our new and existing customers by having successfully completed our first SAS 70 Type II report. As anyone who has gone through this auditing process knows, it takes the dedication and commitment of the entire organization to come through this process with the auditor’s statement of ”No Exceptions Found.” This ensures our customers that the security policies, practices and high levels of quality in the services we offer are consistent and reliable. HostMySite.com has achieved this in the past year by increasing the internal auditing of our processes to ensure our consistency and reliability. As always our focus is on providing HostMySite.com customers with the finest level of products and services they can find in a web hosting provider.”
A control is a method used to ensure a policy or procedure established by a service organization is followed. Controls are in place at HostMySite.com to ensure that user organizations are protected. SAS 70 compliant controls are in place at HostMySite.com including: building access and security, datacenter access and security, data storage, customer information security and change procedures of hardware and software.
There are two types of SAS 70 auditor reports, Type I and Type II:
- Type I SAS 70 audits focus on the validity of the controls in operation at the service organization to ensure they complete the specified control objectives
- Type II SAS 70 audits focus on the Type I controls that are in place as well as how they are executed over a specific period of time.
Recently, HostMySite expanded into its new Worldwide Corporate Headquarters in Newark, Delaware, adjacent to the company’s previous workspace, housing both employee offices and one of the company’s data centers. A further portion of the former headquarters building will be converted into data center space, occupying over eight thousand square feet.
HostMySite.com was founded by partners Lou Honick and Neil Heuer in 1997. HostMySite.com provides individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with affordable dedicated servers, VPS hosting, and ColdFusion hosting, supported by 24x7x365 live support through toll-free telephone, email, and live online chat.
HostMySite.com was also recently honored as a Fortune 5000 company. HostMySite.com CEO Lou Honick has presented his ”Pillars of Customer Service” at several professional conferences this year including HostingCon, ISPCon Spring 2006, ISPCon Fall 2006, ITEC Dallas, and ITEC Indianapolis. Additionally, Mr. Honick was recognized as one of the ‘Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30’ by Inc. Magazine.
For more information about HostMySite.com, please visit: www.hostmysite.com.