Castle Access Completes Full Data Center SAS 70 Type II Audit

June 11, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesSAN DIEGO, CA – Castle Access, a leading Southern California provider of enterprise data center colocation and managed services, announced today that its 88,000 square-foot flagship enterprise data center on World Trade Drive in Rancho Bernardo, California, has once again successfully completed a full SAS 70 Type II audit.

The Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type II audit, developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), is an internationally recognized in-depth auditing standard that reviews control objectives and control activities for service providers including business practices, communication, internal procedures, and security.

Grant Thornton, a third-party independent auditing firm, performed the SAS 70 Type II audit for Castle Access both on- and off-site during a six-month period and closely scrutinized the service organization’s control objectives, activities, and operations assuring compliance in the areas of security, change, incident, and facility management in the data center environment.

“The SAS 70 certification assures our customers that we maintain and deliver high levels of service excellence and performance for Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI-compliant organizations that require a SAS 70-audited data center to operate their businesses,” said Mark Barlow, chief operating officer of Castle Access. “These are top-of-mind issues for many business leaders, and we understand how important it is to provide them with a secure environment for their collocation, data hosting, and IT infrastructure needs.”

The issuance of the SAS 70 Type II report assures stakeholders that appropriate internal controls are being met and that Castle Access is properly handling client data. The audit report, which is available for viewing upon request, provides direct insight into Castle Access’ control processes, and verifies through an independent assessment that these controls were suitably designed and are operating effectively.

About Castle Access, Inc.
Castle Access, Inc. is a leading Southern California provider of world-class enterprise data centers including the recent addition of the 88,000 square foot SAS 70 Type II audited facility in San Diego. Its highly secure data centers offer unsurpassed reliability and power availability, HVAC, dual NOC, and network diversity for enterprise clients, solution and content providers, and telecommunication carriers. Castle Access offers customized colocation solutions, managed and carrier-neutral connectivity coupled with unparalleled customer service and a flexible suite of data center options accommodating all types of colocation requirements. For more information, visit or call 858-836-0200.

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