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Verizon Business Completes SAS 70 Type II Examination of IP Application Hosting and Internet Collocation Data Centres in AP

Verizon Business has completed its annual SAS 70 Type II examination for the company’s data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • 23 June, 2009 14:21

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 23 June, 2009 – Verizon Business has completed its annual SAS 70 Type II examination for the company’s data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.</p>
<p>This certification closely follows the certifications achieved by Verizon Business’ IP Application Hosting Centres (Smart Centres) in Germany, Japan, the U.S. and the U.K., and its 15 Premium Internet Data Centres in North America. Ernst &amp; Young LLP performed the yearly examinations, reviewing control objectives and controls at the company’s managed and Internet collocation data centres.</p>
<p>Specific areas of the examination, which is conducted in compliance with the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, included access to facilities, logical access to systems, network services operations, control processes and procedures, and environmental safeguards.</p>
<p>“This certification emphasises the unsurpassed combination of infrastructure, processes and people that we bring to bear in the delivery of IT and hosting solutions for our customers around the world,” said John Karabin, Verizon Business’ Asia-Pacific regional vice president for global services. “With this industry-recognised audit, we are reinforcing our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and performance to support our customers’ business goals.”</p>
<p>Enterprise customers can take advantage of the company’s managed Smart Centres to outsource the day-to-day management of their Web sites and IP-enabled business applications. Verizon Business provides expert technical service and support round-the-clock to keep enterprise Web sites and business applications up and running in state-of-the-art facilities.</p>
<p>For customers that prefer to manage their own servers, data networking and voice equipment, Verizon Business offers a secure, dedicated environment through its Data Centre Co-location service offering. Customers can leverage Verizon Business’ high-speed Internet connectivity, secure and robust facilities and high-performance infrastructure while using and maintaining their own equipment. Customers also have access, as needed, to additional support from Verizon Business.</p>
<p>Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SAS 70 is a widely recognised auditing standard for service organisations such as Verizon Business to demonstrate that they have adequate controls and processes in place. A SAS 70 examination indicates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has examined a service organisation’s control objectives and related activities. At the conclusion of a SAS 70 examination, a formal report, including the auditor’s opinion, is issued to the organisation.</p>
<p>Verizon Business’ portfolio of IT and hosting solutions helps customers improve their IT infrastructure and boost application performance in today’s complex, dynamic business environment. Supported by a team of experts that deliver world-class capabilities and backed by a secure and reliable technology infrastructure, these solutions allow customers to meet their most pressing IT needs. Services include Data Centre Collocation, Remote Backup and Restore, Messaging and Collaboration, Akamai Services, IP Application Hosting, and Remote IP Application Management. More information is available by visiting www.verizonbusiness.com/us/products/itsolutions.</p>
<p>About Verizon Business</p>
<p>Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with the world’s most connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today’s extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees — enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments — including 96 per cent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions — rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com</p>
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<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Gabriel Wong</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>Ph: 02 9954 3492</p>
<p>gabriel.wong@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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