Governance, Risk & Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance

May 26, 2011

Verizon Completes SAS 70 Type II Examinations of Its Data Centers

Verizon, a company headquartered in New York and focused in delivering integrated IT and communications solutions, successfully completed the annual SAS (News - Alert) 70 Type II examinations of its data centers around the globe.

SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard performed by a certified public accounting firm. It is conducted in accordance with the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

As indicated, the SAS 70 Type II examinations were completed for Verizon (News - Alert) data centers which support its colocation, managed hosting and application management services. Many of these offerings are noted to underpin Verizon's EaaS cloud-based delivery model. 

"Verizon provides advanced, business-class IT and hosting services to enterprise clients spanning the globe," Kerry Bailey, group president – enterprise cloud strategy and services, Verizon said in a press release.

"Given the nature of a SAS 70 Type II examination, we believe our successful completion further differentiates Verizon in the marketplace while providing tangible proof of our commitment to delivering unsurpassed value, performance and security," Bailey added.

Tests were done on specific areas such as: organizational structure, governance and administration; physical access to facilities; logical access to systems; network services; and operational processes and environmental safeguards. The results of these examinations are believed to demonstrate Verizon’s capability to manage and monitor its data centers and infrastructure for enterprises around the globe.

SAS 70 Type II examinations were done for Verizon Colocation Premium Data Centers, Verizon Remote IP Application Management Centers and Verizon Managed Hosting Centers.

Recently Verizon also successfully completed the second annual SAS 70 Type II examination of its cloud computing data centers and Computing as a Service (CaaS) offering.

Simultaneously, Verizon also announced that it is bringing a large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution network to Dayton and Springfield on June 16. According to TMC’s report, residents with 4G LTE (News - Alert) smartphones, laptop modems and hot spots in the Dayton/Springfield area including the communities of Trotwood, Englewood, Centerville and Beavercreek will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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