JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Colo5, a leading independent data operator headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, today announced the successful completion of its first Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type I audit. The SAS 70 audit was conducted by Richter & Company, LLC, a leading independent accounting and consulting firm that evaluated the Company's internal operational controls and processes and expressed an unqualified opinion thereof as of September 30, 2009. The audit was conducted July through September 2009.
The SAS 70 audit is the primary auditing standard employed by service organizations to demonstrate their internal controls and security practices to their customers. Comprehensive in scope, the SAS 70 audit closely examines a company's infrastructure, network security, physical security, computer operations, and environmental security, among other critical areas. Successfully completing a SAS 70 audit is widely recognized as an indication that a service company has established the highest standard of controls over its internal processes and procedures.
"We are pleased to have completed the SAS 70 audit successfully. Our customers depend upon us to deliver uncompromising reliability and the highest quality operations," stated Doug Recker, Colo5's CEO. He added, "Our customers have confidence in our services and this certification validates our strong value proposition. We place great emphasis on doing things the right way; having our data operations and controls certified independently by a third party validates that premise."
The SAS 70 report attests to a given data center having designed and placed into operation an effective internal control environment to host and protect clients' sensitive data. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the SAS 70 certification is a by-product of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and specifically addresses data center operations and internal controls. While the Sarbanes-Oxley act was originally intended for the financial services industry, the SAS 70 audit has become known as a principal standard for evaluating data center operations.
Recker noted, "This important milestone in our growth is consistent with delivering top-notch, reliable services to a host of demanding clientele whose data needs are central to their businesses. Our market reach is essentially unlimited at this point. Financial institutions, insurance companies, and health care servicers increasingly require exacting compliance with data integrity standards. They have the peace of mind knowing they've partnered with a first class operation in Colo5."
Colo5 soon plans to bolster its SAS 70 audit with other exacting certifications, which will be announced shortly. The additional certifications will help Colo5 meet the demands of recently signed customers as well as future prospects.
About Colo5, LLC
Colo5 is a leading independent data center operator offering secure and hardened colocation and data recovery services to customers nationwide. With over 140,000 square feet of dedicated facilities, Colo5 provides state-of-the-art security, redundant power systems, and a robust fiber network optimized for performance and speed to a host of demanding customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the company's core infrastructure is rated to withstand hurricane category 5 forces to ensure maximum reliability and peace of mind. Colo5's data centers are designed to accommodate the changing power density and cooling needs of the colocation market while maintaining consistently superior levels of customer service and support. For more information on Colo5's data center services, visit www.colo5.com .
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