January 19, 2010 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — After 8 months of intense testing and analysis, MaxxVault LLC successfully completed the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type I and Type II audits, achieving SAS 70 Type II certification, one of the strictest auditing standards for service companies.
“The completion of the SAS 70 Type II certification typifies MAXXVAULT LLC’s approach in the review of its operations, to deliver on our goal of being the partner of choice for our clients,” said Bruce Malyon, CEO of MAXXVAULT LLC. “This achievement should demonstrate our commitment to create and maintain the rigorous controls needed to ensure the highest standards of quality and security of services.”
An internationally recognized auditing statement issued by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SAS 70 is used to assess service organizations that comply with defined business processes and audit standards. The Type I report documents a service organization’s description of controls at a specific point in time. The Type II report not only includes a description of those controls, but also includes detailed testing of those controls over a six-month period or longer.
The SAS 70 Type II certification validates MaxxVault LLC as an organization that delivers fully secure, reliable, effective operating environments with the appropriate controls for conducting its IT-centric operations. Achieving SAS 70 Type II Compliance demonstrates to current and prospective customers that MAXXVAULT LLC has been carefully reviewed and found to have surpassed the industry-accepted controls and safeguards for hosting, monitoring, or processing information belonging to customers.
Conducted by independent auditor, the SAS 70 Type II audit consisted of comprehensive reviews and tests of MaxxVaultâ€™s operational procedures and controls. The Type II Audit included comprehensive reviews and tests of infrastructure (including power), physical and network security, backup and recovery procedures, maintenance procedures, infrastructure change management, environmental safeguards, communications, management and user controls, and insurance coverage.
With a SAS 70 Type II certification, our clients can be assured that our operational processes and controls meet high standards for the security and reliability of the systems MaxxVault LLC manages for them. We are proud of this accomplishment because it reinforces our commitment to delivering the best quality business and information security practices to our customers.