Rigorous Certification Reaffirms AssureSign’s High Quality Operations Standards and Controls
ORLANDO, FLA. (February 22, 2010) — AssureSign LLC, a leader in electronic signature technology, today announced that it has successfully completed an enterprise-wide Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS-70) Type II audit, which assesses the operational effectiveness of internal controls within service organizations. The audit provides assurance that AssureSign employs uniform and reliable operational controls to safeguard customer data, meeting the strictest industry standard. AssureSign completed the SAS-70 Type I audit in June 2009.
The SAS-70 Type II certification designates that adequate controls and safeguards are in place and operating effectively in regards to customer data that is hosted or processed by AssureSign. These high quality operations are required today by all industries, particularly by organizations that deal with financial transactions or critical data.
The SAS-70 audit, issued by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization. It was developed for service providers who wish to demonstrate the establishment of effectively designed control objectives and control activities, and has become one of the most widely recognized auditing standards for service organizations.
The scope of AssureSign’s SAS-70 audit is not exclusive to its world-class, mission critical data center; it incorporates controls from every aspect of AssureSign’s operational process including: human resources, information technology physical security, information technology logical security, client provisioning and account maintenance, accuracy and timeliness of transaction processing, application development, testing and change management, and statutory compliance.
“Achieving SAS-70 compliance demonstrates AssureSign’s commitment to delivering value to our customers and exceeding their expectations. As a hosted services provider, it’s essential for our customers to have effective controls, standards and infrastructure in place to completely protect their data,” said Steven Cardillo, AssureSign’s chief financial officer. “We feel strongly that our processes and transactions fall under the same scrutiny. It is very important that our clients feel that we have their best interest in mind.”
“It’s important to AssureSign’s customers that we have safeguards in place to protect the security, privacy and sensitivity of their data, and completing an enterprise-wide SAS-70 Type II audit provides further validation and assurance of that,” said David Brinkman, AssureSign’s chief executive officer. “We are proud of this very significant investment in time and resources and know it significantly sets us apart from our peers and competitors.”
About AssureSign LLC
AssureSign LLC is a leading provider of web-based electronic signature solutions, featuring unique, patent-pending technology that allows for the execution of any document with forensically identifiable, biometric signatures or typed ‘certified’ signatures. AssureSign is a highly secure and flexible “cloud computing” application that requires absolutely no downloads for the document originator or the document signer. Using the standards-based DocumentNOW® and DocumentTRAK™ integration tools, AssureSign can easily integrate with existing business processes within any enterprise, regardless of size. AssureSign customers consistently experience dramatic cost savings, as well as significant reduction in the time to execute documents. For more information visit www.assuresign.com.
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