Xecunet Begins SAS 70 TYPE II Certification Process

Xecunet completes SSAE16 Type I certificationXecunet LLC, a full-featured Internet Service Provider (ISP); today announced that it has begun the process of completing a Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II audit. SAS 70 is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A SAS 70 audit is performed by an independent auditing firm and examines the controls and processes involved in storing, handling, and transmitting data securely. The successful completion of this voluntary audit will illustrate Xecunet’s ongoing commitment to create and maintain the most stringent controls for the protection and security of its customers’ confidential information.

The rigorous Type II audit includes months of detailed testing of Xecunet’s controls and will be performed by an independent licensed Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in conducting SAS 70 audits.  The auditor will examine Xecunet’s controls related to network support, disaster recovery, fire suppression, environmental monitoring, physical security, maintenance procedures, customer service and more. Following the audit, Xecunet will receive a Service Auditors’ Report with an unqualified opinion, demonstrating that Xecunet’s policies, procedures, and infrastructure for data protection, security, and confidentiality met or exceeded the stringent SAS 70 criteria.

“The successful completion of our SAS 70 Type II audit provides our customers with the assurance that the controls and safeguards we employ to protect and secure their data are first-rate” Dallas Kincaid, Operations Manager – Xecunet, LLC

SAS 70 audits have become increasingly important for data-handling service providers since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, which requires a company’s business partners to have adequate internal controls.  Xecunet’s customers can easily incorporate its Service Auditors’ Report in their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs as proof that appropriate controls are in place. The SAS 70 audit can also help Xecunet’s customers to comply with other regulations, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999), and ISO 27001.

About Xecunet’s Colocation Services:

Xecunet provides secure, highly available colocation facilities along with a highly redundant network designed to meet the Information Technology hosting needs of colocated, dedicated and managed servers providing customers with continual uptime and reliable network performance.  Leveraging proven support and maintenance methodologies and first class facilities, Xecunet offers a redundant colocation facility that features:

  • Connectivity via multiple redundant upstream connections to Tier 1 providers
  • Redundant Network Hardware
  • 24 hour service, support, and security monitoring
  • Redundant, fully-conditioned, generator-backed electric service
  • Monitored and fully-redundant environmental conditions

More information about Xecunet and its colocation Services can be found at www.xecu.net.