10-20-09 | Blog Post

SAS 70 Type II Audit Complete for Online Tech’s Data Centers

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Update: SAS 70 reports only on controls related to financial reporting. If you need assurance of controls directly related to data centers, including privacy, security and availability, look for a SOC 2 report.
SAS 70 was replaced by SSAE 16 in June 2011.


Online Tech 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 took another step to ensuring its high quality system availability and security 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.

The new audit ensures that the security, controls, and processes in each of its data centers are closely followed and monitored. Mike Klein, President of Online Tech, had this to say about the completion of the audit,

“We won a significant business based on the success of a SAS 70 Type I audit earlier this year. 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.”

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.

You can read the full press release here: Online Tech First Again for SAS70 at All Three Michigan Data Centers.

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