SOURCE: BrightLine CPAs & Associates

BrightLine CPAs & Associates

January 06, 2011 10:00 ET

SAS 70 Solutions, Inc. Is Now BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc.

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) - SAS 70 Solutions, Inc., one of the world's largest providers of SAS 70 audit services, announced today that it has changed its name to BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. ("BrightLine"). This new name reflects the company's broader suite of attestation and compliance services, which now include SAS 70 and SSAE 16 assessments, PCI DSS validations, and ISO 27001 compliance services.

The name is derived from an important industry term. A "bright line" requirement is a component of an objective standard that is designed to produce predictable and consistent results. Unlike the term "fine line" which implies ambiguity and the likelihood of varying interpretations, a bright line provides clear and absolute guidelines. In other words, a "bright line" is the threshold of compliance with an objective standard.

Chris Schellman, founder and president of SAS 70 Solutions, Inc. comments: "The SAS 70 Solutions brand has provided us with a strong foundation for our future. Our new name -- BrightLine -- better represents the integrated service lines we have developed over the years and will serve as a recognizable, global brand in the certified public accounting and compliance industries for years to come. It is hard to imagine a more fitting name for our organization which specializes in assessing clients' compliance with the world's most well-known audit and compliance standards."

Founded in 2002, SAS 70 Solutions, Inc. was the first CPA firm established specifically to provide audit services in accordance with Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70). Over the years, its service lines have expanded to include other complementary audits and assessment services. As BrightLine, the company will continue to provide SAS 70 and SSAE 16 assessments, PCI DSS validation, ISO 27001 and 27002 assessments, and AT Section 101 attestation services, including WebTrust and SysTrust certification.

BrightLine is a licensed Certified Public Accounting firm and is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. BrightLine is also one of the only CPA firms in the United States that is accredited as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company by the PCI Security Standards Council.

For further information regarding BrightLine, please visit the company's website at

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