Consonus Successfully Completes Second Annual SAS 70 Audit

March 12, 2009
March 12, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Consonus Technologies has announced that independent auditor Grant Thornton has completed its second annual SAS 70 Type II audit of the company's managed services and three primary data centers in West Jordan, Utah, West Valley City, Utah and Salt Lake City, Utah. Successful completion of the SAS 70 audit confirm the reliability, security, availability, and processing integrity of the IT services Consonus offers through its world-class data centers.

Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard for service organizations such as Consonus Technologies to demonstrate that they have adequate controls and processes in place. Specific areas for SAS 70 certification includes 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 SAS 70 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 SAS 70 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 data center and managed services provider, Consonus serves its customers, who range from small business to large enterprises and government agencies, through these three data centers and several others across the country including North Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Colorado. This marks the second consecutive year for successful SAS 70 compliance of the company's managed data centers.

“As an IT service provider, it is absolutely critical for Consonus to demonstrate that we have the right processes and safeguards in place to protect our clients’ data,” said Mike Shook, President and CEO of Consonus Technologies. “The successful completion of our second consecutive SAS 70 audit affirms our continuing commitment to our customers in providing them the highest level of data security and reliability available.”

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