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Online Tech First Again for SAS70 at All Three Michigan Data Centers

Online Tech First Again for SAS70 at All Three Michigan Data Centers

SAS 70 Audited

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) October 20, 2009

Online Tech, Michigan's Leading Data Center Operator, announced today that it has successfully completed its SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards number 70) Type II audit for all three of its Michigan Data Centers. Six months after successfully completing the SAS 70 Type I audit on all of its data centers, Online Tech raised the bar again by completing the Type II audit through UHY, LLP. Online Tech is unique in Michigan in that all three of its data centers have successfully completed a SAS 70 Type II audit.

SAS 70 for data centers is similar to ISO 9000 standards for manufacturing enterprises. SAS 70 is a nationally recognized audit standard for evaluating the process and security control procedures across the data center. A Type I audit demonstrates that the data center operator has the proper controls and procedures around physical and network security, environmental controls, system availability and performance. The Type II audit demonstrates that not only are the controls and procedures are in place, but that those controls have been followed consistently over time.

Online Tech invested nearly $ 250,000 into the SAS 70 audit process to ensure the security, controls, and processes in each of its data centers are closely followed and monitored. "We won a significant business based on the success of a SAS 70 Type I audit earlier this year," said Mike Klein, President of Online Tech. "The Type II audit demonstrates our commitment to delivering on our security and quality promises and proves our ability to support companies facing Sarbanes Oxley requirements when they outsource their data centers through colocation or dedicated server hosting."

By completing the SAS 70 audit process, Online Tech's clients have assurance that each of its data centers consistently demonstrates the same high standard of security and control. Online Tech posted its experience about Surviving a SAS 70 Audit on its web site and authored several articles on its blog including What to Look for From a SAS-70 Hosting Provider and What is a SAS-70 Audit?.

The independent auditing firm UHY, LLP examined each of the data centers closely, specifically examining compliance with the control objectives in the areas of organizational structure, governance and administration, physical and environmental controls, physical and network security, and system availability and performance.

The SAS 70 audit, or Statement on Auditing Standards ("SAS") No. 70, was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as a means of auditing and reporting the effectiveness of operations and controls of a service provider. The resulting SAS 70 audit report enables Online Tech to communicate details on internal operations and security controls to our clients in an industry accepted format. Independent auditors perform thorough testing and assessment of each of our controls.

About Online Tech

Online Tech, Inc. is one of the Midwest's Premier Managed Data Center Operators. Online Tech helps companies manage their growing demand for data and computing capacity through its SAS 70 secure and reliable multi-tenant data centers. With a full range of managed colocation and managed dedicated server offerings, industry leaders trust Online Tech to insure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

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