Verizon Business Completes SAS 70 Type II Examination of IP Application Hosting and Internet Colocation Data Centers in Asia-Pacific

Verizon Business has completed its annual SAS 70 Type II examination for the company's data centers in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong. 

This certification closely follows the certifications achieved by Verizon Business' IP Application Hosting Centers (Smart Centers) in Germany, Japan, the U.S. and the U.K., and its 15 Premium Internet Data Centers in North America. Ernst & Young LLP performed the yearly examinations, reviewing control objectives and controls at the company's managed and Internet colocation data centers. 

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.   

"This certification emphasizes 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-recognized audit, we are reinforcing our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and performance to support our customers' business goals."

Enterprise customers can take advantage of the company's managed Smart Centers 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.

For customers that prefer to manage their own servers, data networking and voice equipment, Verizon Business offers a secure, dedicated environment through its Data Center 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.

Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard for service organizations 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 organization'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 organization. 

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 Center Colocation, Remote Backup and Restore, Messaging and Collaboration, Akamai Services, IP Application Hosting, and Remote IP Application Management.  More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/itsolutions.

About Verizon Business
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 percent 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