NetHosting completes a scheduled audit of its internal processes and receives SAS 70 Type II certification.
Orem, UT NetHosting, a global provider of Dedicated, VPS Server, and Shared hosting products, today announced that it has received SAS 70 Type II certification through independent service auditor, The Cadence Group, after an extended audit of its internal processes.
“We want our customers to be assured of our consistent and dedicated pursuit of security in our data centers,” stated NetHosting CEO, Lane Livingston. “So we’ve taken our Type I certification to the next level by becoming SAS 70 Type II certified.”
SAS 70 certification became a market standard after the Sarbanes Oxley act of 2002. While the audit required for Type I certification takes a snapshot of a company’s adherence to its policies at a given point in time, Type II certification is largely recognized as the more valuable analysis of a company’s security-oriented protocols because the audit takes an in-depth look at its internal operations over a much longer time span.
A report issued by The Cadence Group details the controls NetHosting has implemented to safeguard user data throughout the processing of any given transaction and certifies that NetHosting’s facilities are fully compliant with SAS 70 Type II protocols. This report is available upon request.
“With our Type II certification, we’ve done the footwork for those customers that also must obtain SAS 70 certification,” said Mr. Livingston. “As a service provider, having the appropriate certifications is critical for our customers to qualify for their own certifications. Maintaining SAS 70 and PCI compliance takes a huge burden off of our customers and adds tremendous value to our hosting services.
“In fact, an enhancement to the SAS 70 model has recently entered the market, called SSAE 16, and NetHosting is already in the works to receive certification in the form of a SOC 1 report. We also have plans for SOC levels 2 and 3, which have more stringent criteria for security policies and procedures.”
In addition to SAS 70 Type II certification, NetHosting received PCI compliance in April of 2009, establishing itself as the first PCI compliant data center in Utah and one of the first in the world to be added to the credit card industry’s list of approved service providers.