Verizon Business Successfully Completes SAS 70 Type II Audit for Remote IP Application Management Operations Center

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business announced Wednesday (Feb. 13) that it has passed the SAS 70 Type II examination for its Remote IP Application Management (RAM) Operations Center for the third consecutive year.  Through this California-based center, the company remotely manages its customers' critical, and often geographically dispersed, infrastructure and applications.

Third-party auditor Moss Adams performed the examination, closely reviewing and testing the control environment and corresponding internal controls for the managed application 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.

"We have a laser-like focus on what is best for our enterprise customers," said Michael Marcellin, vice president of product marketing for Verizon Business.  "Our customers rely on us to help deliver on their broad -- and ever adapting -- IT needs.  Completing this examination demonstrates that we have set the bar high on internal controls, and as such are dedicated to helping our customers meet their own high IT standards."

Verizon Business RAM monitoring and management services are designed to keep customer applications and infrastructure functional, responsive and secure.  A wide range of services such as systems monitoring, change management, and problem management and resolution make up the robust offering, complemented by a suite of security services.

Customers can rely on Verizon Business' RAM Operations Centers round-the clock, year-round.  They are staffed with skilled engineers, advanced operations platform technology and robust standards-based processes to manage customers' infrastructure and applications.  The framework enables Verizon Business to manage customers' world-class systems across numerous technology platforms.

Outsourcing IT responsibilities to Verizon Business enables customers to benefit from high availability and exceptional performance while harnessing costs and reducing risk.

Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, SAS 70 is the authoritative guidance that enables service organizations such as Verizon Business to disclose their control activities and processes to their customers and their customers' auditors in a uniform reporting format.  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' comprehensive portfolio of  IT and hosting solutions deliver complete, end-to-end, integrated IT and network solutions.  From simple colocation to full IT applications management, Verizon Business serves as a true extension of a customer's IT organization.  Services include Data Center Colocation, Remote Backup and Restore, Hosted Messaging and Instant Messaging, 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 leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced communications, security and other professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.