San Diego, CA – March 30th, 2010 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of data center colocation and connectivity solutions, today announced that AIS has received SAS 70 Type II compliance for all five San Diego data center facilities from independent global auditing firm NDB. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, NDB is a premier CPA and independent auditing firm which specializes in audits for technology providers.
The Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 is an auditing standard originally created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and applies specifically to service organizations. As a result, the SAS 70 Type II data center compliance is an internationally recognized standard which reviews all levels of technology service providers over a six-month period for business practices, communication, internal procedures and security.
SAS 70 Type II compliance for data centers is also a field audit, and NDB auditors spent six months off and on-site in California, rigorously investigating AIS and its San Diego collocation facilities. This included examining the control environment and activities, risk assessment activities, information and communication systems, monitoring activities, and testing the operating effectiveness of all controls set in place during the auditing period. Additionally, NDB auditors went through almost 190 different control and policy areas, from physical security to accounting practices.
“As the completion of this independent data center audit verifies,” emphasizes Alessandra Lezama, CEO of American Internet Services, “the colocation services that our clients entrust with AIS are 100% functional and secure.” With this latest audit completed, all San Diego AIS data centers are in compliance for another year as an accredited colocation home for any Sarbanes-Oxley or HIPAA-compliant organization.
About American Internet Services
American Internet Services (AIS) is a West Coast data center and connectivity company, partnering with clients in their technology footprints and ensuring long-term business continuity. With seven data center footprints in Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix, AIS helps businesses and corporations secure their colocation infrastructure inside an AIS technology fortress. Offering cabinet, cage and private suite footprints, all AIS data centers give clients unsurpassed security and award-winning redundancy for both primary and disaster recovery (DR/BCP) colocation setups. Leveraging from longterm carrier relationships, AIS also presents clients cost-effective transit and transport connectivity solutions over fiber, copper and wireless. In addition to colocation and connectivity, AIS provides managed services such as geographic load balancing, internet firewall security and remote data storage. For additional information about AIS, please visit www.americanis.net or call (866) 971-COLO