Tenzing Managed IT Services

Tenzing Managed IT Services

January 21, 2010 08:00 ET

Tenzing Earns SAS 70 Type II Designation for its SaaS and Ecommerce Hosting Platform

Latest Designation Establishes Tenzing as the Only Canadian Managed Services Provider with both SAS 70 Type II and ISO 27001 Information Security Certifications

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2010) - Tenzing Managed IT Services, a leading provider of hosting solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies and Ecommerce systems integrators, today announced it has successfully completed the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II, Service Organizations. Tenzing is now the only Canadian managed services provider to combine SAS 70 Type II, ISO 27001 and PCI information security certifications, enabling it to provide best-of-breed security and compliance controls to its clients.

SAS Type II audits are important in today's environment of increased business process outsourcing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Completion of the SAS 70 Type II designation acknowledges that Tenzing's processes and controls have been evaluated and tested by an independent service auditor: PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"Our customers serve some of the world's biggest brands and they trust Tenzing to provide a secure, enterprise-ready hosting platform to run their mission critical applications," says Kelly Beardmore, Tenzing's COO and CTO. "The successful completion of our SAS70 Type II audit along with the ISO 27001 Information Security certification highlights Tenzing's commitment to exceed the rigorous expectations of our SaaS and Ecommerce clients."

The audit – which was carried out from April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 – examined Tenzing's internal processes and controls over its Toronto and Vancouver data centres. The control categories included: organization and security; asset management; human resources; physical security and environmental controls; operations management; access control; change management; and information security.

Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SAS 70 Type II is a widely recognized auditing standard, and reinforces that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often includes controls over information technology and related processes.

About Tenzing Managed IT Services:
Founded in 1998, Tenzing is a managed IT services provider that specializes in hosting enterprise-class SaaS and Ecommerce applications. Tenzing's EVEREST hosting platform is trusted by leading SaaS Providers and Systems Integrators to meet the business demands of some of the world's largest companies. Through its mission-critical hosting architecture, mature IT Service Management (ITSM) practices, and comprehensive application-level Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Tenzing reduces the business risks and costs behind the reliable, secure, and scalable delivery of complex SaaS and Ecommerce applications. Tenzing is ISO 27001, SAS 70 Type II, and PCI DSS certified with data centres in Toronto and Vancouver.

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