By Derek Iwasiuk
August 07, 2006
Following a rigorous audit, C I Host has been awarded the SAS 70 Type II
certification, an assurance to the public that C I Host's documentation
is accurate and truly represents the performance and status of the
Under this certification, an independent auditor examines a company's
day-to-day procedures to make sure the company continues to perform as
documented and reports on the findings every six months. The SAS
(Statement on Auditing Standards) has been developed by the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
"We are extremely pleased to receive this certification," said
Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host. "It means that we accurately
document our procedures, that these procedures support the delivery of
our services, and that they can hold up under the scrutiny of an
independent auditor each and every day."
C I Host passed the SAS 70, or Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70
Type I audit, in 2003. That stamp of approval applies to C I Host's
corporate policies surrounding management and personnel controls and
the infrastructure and security controls that are associated with the
operation of C I Host's data center and Web hosting functions. It is
required for companies who want to provide IT services to companies
with high security and confidentiality requirements.
The Type II certification that C I Host received this month requires a
more extensive examination in which the auditor examines and verifies
that the company's controls are being followed on an ongoing basis, and
then reports on their findings every six months.
"Our operational and network teams deserve a tremendous amount of
credit for assuring that C I Host's operations meet and exceed the
rigorous standards and expectations of the SAS 70 Type II principles,"
Faulkner said. "It is one more way we provide our customers with the
most exacting and reliable service possible."
C I Host has a consistent record of taking a proactive approach to
using the most rigorous means to keep the Internet healthy and to
protect the security and confidentiality of its clients' data. It has
seen consistent growth and expansion over the past several years and
has more than 250,000 customers in 190 countries.
C I Host's SAS-Type II certification report is available to customers and prospective customers as needed.
About C I Host
C I Host (www.cihost.com), based in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, is a Web hosting and Internet
solutions provider, domain name registrar (DNR) and application service
provider (ASP) hosting 330,000 domains in 190 countries worldwide.
C I Host creates business-class Web hosting solutions for the small-
and medium-enterprise (SME) market, with the broadest portfolio of
managed hosting and value-added services in the industry. C I Host is
accredited by ICANN to register domain names.
C I Host is HIPAA-compliant and has passed the SAS70 Type I audit.
C I Host has been ranked #1 in speed by the Adoloma Web Hosting Guide.
C I Host has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 Web hosting
companies out of 16,000 around the globe by c|net's Ultimate Web Host
List, HostPulse, WebHostsOnline.com and HostChart.com. C I Host was
named among the Top 25 Web hosting companies by HostIndex.com.
C I Host offers turn-key services ranging from initial domain name
registration to custom dedicated servers for e-commerce on today's Web.
The company offers innovative packages and services to the Internet
C I Host operates three diverse data centers across the United States,
with its main facility and Network Operations Center in Bedford, Texas.
C I Host also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and London.
All telco-grade, tier-1 data centers are wholly owned and operated by C
I Host and consist of redundant diesel generator backups and a
temperature-controlled secure environment with fully redundant UPS
capability. All server hardware is fully tested and configured for
optimal performance. Daily Web server backups and full fire protection
guard against any data loss. To deliver speed and reliability, C I
Host's servers are connected to two OC-12 fiber connections, five DS-3
and two OC-3 lines from five diverse Internet backbones for a total of
more than 5 Gigabits of available bandwidth.