(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – HostGee.Com, a leading provider of world-class managed hosting and IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions, today announced it has successfully completed a SAS 70 Type II Audit.
Following a rigorous audit, HostGee has been awarded the SAS 70 Type II certification, an assurance to the public that HostGee’s documentation is accurate and truly represents the performance and status of the company.
Under this certification, an independent auditor examines a company”s day-to-day procedures to make sure the company continues to perform as documented and reports on the findings every six months. The SAS (Statement on Auditing Standards) has been developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this certification,” said Shafiq Ur Rehman, CEO/Founder of HostGee. “It means that we accurately document our procedures, that these procedures support the delivery of our services, and that they can hold up under the scrutiny of an independent auditor each and every day.”
HostGee passed the SAS 70, or Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 Type I audit, in 2009. That stamp of approval applies to HostGee’s corporate policies surrounding management and personnel controls and the infrastructure and security controls that are associated with the operation of HostGee’s data center and Web hosting functions. It is required for companies who want to provide IT services to companies with high security and confidentiality requirements.
The Type II certification that HostGee received this month requires a more extensive examination in which the auditor examines and verifies that the company”s controls are being followed on an ongoing basis, and then reports on their findings every six months.
“Our operational and network teams deserve a tremendous amount of credit for assuring that HostGee’s operations meet and exceed the rigorous standards and expectations of the SAS 70 Type II principles,” Rehman said. “It is one more way we provide our customers with the most exacting and reliable service possible.”
HostGee has a consistent record of taking a proactive approach to using the most rigorous means to keep the Internet healthy and to protect the security and confidentiality of its clients” data. It has seen consistent growth and expansion over the past several years and has more than 250,000 customers in 190 countries.
HostGee’s SAS-Type II certification report is available to customers and prospective customers as needed.