Verizon Business Passes SAS 70 Type II Examination of Remote IP Application Management Operations Centers for Fourth Consecutive Year

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business has successfully completed its annual SAS 70 Type II examination for the company's Remote IP Application Management Operations Centers in San Francisco and London, for the fourth consecutive year.

The company uses the centers to remotely manage and monitor its customers' critical applications and infrastructure, around the world.  Third-party auditor Moss Adams examined the centers, closely reviewing and testing the control environment and corresponding internal controls for the monitoring and management services provided by Verizon Business.  Specifically, Moss Adams examined control objectives in the areas of organizational structure, governance and administration; physical and environmental controls; logical access controls; and system availability and performance.

"Completing our SAS 70 examination each year demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional IT value to our customers," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president, global services, Verizon Business.  "With our deep expertise and world-class capabilities, Verizon Business is well-positioned to help its customers address their most challenging IT issues."

Verizon Business Remote IP Application Management services are engineered to keep customer applications and infrastructure functional, responsive and secure.  The robust offering provides comprehensive monitoring and management of business-critical customer applications.

Outsourcing IT responsibilities to Verizon Business enables customers to benefit from high availability and exceptional performance while controlling operational costs.  Customers can rely on Verizon Business Remote IP Application Management Operations Centers round-the-clock, year-round.  They are staffed with skilled engineers, advanced operations platform technology and standards-based processes to manage customers' infrastructure and applications. 

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 demonstrates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has reviewed and examined an organization's control objectives and 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, IT Service Desk, Akamai Services, IP Application Hosting and Remote IP Application Management.  More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/itsolutions.

About Moss Adams LLP
Moss Adams LLP is the 11th largest certified public accounting and consulting firm in the U.S., and the largest firm headquartered in the West.  The Firm provides business assurance, tax, financial, and consulting services to public and private companies, and governmental/not-for-profit organizations in a variety of industries.

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.