AIS Network Awarded SAS 70 TYPE II Certification

(Ping! Zine) — AIS Network, a leading managed and cloud hosting provider, today announced the successful completion of its SAS 70 Type II audit, following an independent accounting firm’s exhaustive review and testing of AISN infrastructure, personnel, policies and procedures.

SAS 70 Type II compliance confirms the reliability, security, high availability and integrity of AIS Network’s infrastructure, processes and operations.

“SAS 70 Type II certification has been a critical initiative for us over the last year as increasingly more businesses are responding to regulatory mandates to require documented controls, security policies and procedures relating to information technology.  We believe this is an essential certification for anyone hosting or managing mission-critical IT,” said AISN President Jay Atkinson.

AISN was audited in the following key areas:
• Human Resource Practices
• Control Environment
• Risk Assessment
• Monitoring and Response
• Physical Access/Security
• Data Center Facilities
• Environmental Controls
• Availability and Access
• Network Security
• Computer Operations
• Data Communications
• Application Change Control
• Data Storage and Backup
• Disaster Recovery

“AISN clients have known for years that our dedicated hosting experts and support staff are second to none in the industry,” said Atkinson.  “We have been SAS 70-certified for a number of years, and this successful, more stringent Type II audit provides strong third-party validation yet again that AISN maintains the highest level of controls and safeguards for the IT systems, applications and data that we host and manage 24x7x365.  Achieving SAS 70 Type II certification also enables our customers to meet their compliance requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and other regulations and standards.”

With network operations centers in Chicago and the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the 17-year-old AISN is recognized as a pioneer in managed hosting technologies.  The company also maintains a secure Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard- and HIPAA-compliant hosting environment for its mix of managed and cloud hosting solutions.