DSM Technology Consultants Achieves SAS 70 Type II Certification
Comprehensive Certification Process Reaffirms DSM’s Superior Operational Standards and Controls
Lakeland, FL. – July 29, 2008 – DSM Technology Consultants (DSM), a leading comprehensive solution provider of IT consulting, data center and it consulting services, recently announced the successful completion of the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) audit and has achieved SAS 70 Type II certification. One of the most stringent auditing standards for service companies, the SAS 70 Type II certification is clear confirmation of the security, reliability and integrity of services provided to clients through DSM’s world class data center providing ultra convenient service to Tampa Bay and Orlando in Lakeland, Florida.
"We are pleased to have earned the SAS 70 Type II certification because it reinforces our commitment to delivering consistent, safe, and reliable datacenter services to our clients," said David Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of DSM. "DSM’s SAS 70 Type II certification assures them that our operational processes and controls meet superior standards of security, reliability and high availability. This assurance also provides piece of mind and eliminates the need for clients to audit us individually, enabling further IT cost containment to its clients.”
Conducted by independent service auditor SAS 70 Solutions, DSM’s SAS 70 Type II audit was performed through meticulous reviews and tests of the company’s operational procedures and controls. By utilizing a firm specializing in performing SAS 70 audits, DSM’s controls were measured against the best practice standards.
The audit covered the six month period, January - June of 2008. SAS 70 Solutions auditors performed inquiry, observation, inspection and performance testing of DSM’s policies and procedures. Specifically, the process included comprehensive reviews and tests of DSM’s data center infrastructure, security measures, recovery procedures, customer setup and maintenance, change management, and environmental and confidentiality safeguards. The resulting SAS Type II certification provides third-party validation that DSM complies with critical internal controls and procedures in these areas.
About SAS 70
SAS 70 is an acronym for Statement on Auditing Standard No. 70. Developed and maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SAS 70 is a "Report on the Processing of Transactions by Service Organizations". SAS 70 defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization and issue a service auditor's report. One of the most widely recognized auditing standards for service companies, SAS 70 is an extremely thorough audit used chiefly as an authoritative guidance. SAS 70 has grown increasingly popular with the implementation of the Sarbox Act. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (usually referred to as Sarbox or Sox) adds importance in implementing SAS 70 as an important resource to show the effectiveness of a service organization's internal controls and data security safeguards.
DSM Technology Consultants is a Florida owned and operated technology consultancy that has a business model supporting the full corporate IT lifecycle. Its IT services are supported by leading practice areas of Disaster Recovery, SharePoint Service, Systems Integration, Virtual IT Services and one of the State’s largest and safest Inland Data Center Networks. DSM leverages these practices to help its client do more with less in the challenging business climate. DSM has been one of Florida’s premier technology innovators for 25 years. For more information about DSM, please visit www.dsm.net
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