SOURCE: Eloqua

December 22, 2008 09:00 ET

Eloqua Successfully Completes SAS Type I Audit

Demonstrates Commitment to High Operational Standards

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Eloqua, the leading supplier of automated demand generation applications and expertise for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, today announced that its flagship product, the Eloqua Conversion Suite, has successfully completed a Type I Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 audit. By way of this achievement, Eloqua becomes the first marketing automation provider to have both a SAS 70 audited software platform and be hosted in a SAS 70 audited facility, underscoring the Company's commitment to high operational standards. SAS 70 is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This standard helps companies identify service organizations that comply with defined business processes and audit standards.

"At Eloqua, we firmly believe that adhering to the best possible business practices directly impacts the value we deliver to our clients," said Joe Payne, CEO, Eloqua. "One of the most difficult areas for organizations to manage is operational risk. Our successful SAS 70 audit provides our customers with the comfort in knowing that by choosing Eloqua, they are choosing a provider that enforces strict operating procedures and controls to safeguard their marketing assets."

Eloqua, which maintains a record of zero known security breaches as an eight-year veteran SaaS provider, is hosted at MCI, a SAS 70 Type II audited data center. Eloqua's SAS 70 audit, which was conducted by SAS 70 Solutions, an independent service auditor, focused on the following key components of internal control: production system operations, development and quality assurance, human resources policies and practices, management oversight, and monitoring of the above. The resulting Independent Service Auditor's Report concluded that Eloqua had instituted the effective operational controls within these areas.

About Eloqua

Eloqua is the leading provider of demand generation applications and best-practice expertise for business marketers. Eloqua's mission is to make its customers the most effective marketers on Earth. Thousands of customers from businesses like Cognos, Dow Jones, Seagate and Sybase rely on Eloqua's products and services to execute, automate and measure programs that generate revenue. By using Eloqua to integrate key marketing and lead management processes and read their buyers' Digital Body Language™, these customers improve the quality and quantity of sales leads, increase efficiency and accelerate the selling process. Eloqua is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, with offices in Toronto, London, Singapore and throughout North America. For more information, please call 866-327-8764 or email demand@eloqua.com.

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