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EVault Gets SAS 70 Type II Cert

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- EVault, Inc., a Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX - News) company and the trusted expert in complete data protection solutions, today announced it has achieved SAS 70 (Statement of Auditing Standards No. 70, Service Organizations) Type II certification for the fifth straight year.

SAS 70 is an internationally recognized auditing standard for online backup and recovery service providers developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A SAS 70 Type II examination report is often required by companies to facilitate compliance requirements, and they value the SAS 70 certification as verification that their service vendor maintains the most stringent internal practices in protecting critical information throughout the data lifecycle process.

EVault's SAS 70 Type II certification -- the highest level of certification -- was performed by a major public accounting and auditing firm. The assessment requires auditors to test the effectiveness of a service company's controls and procedures relating to infrastructure outsourcing, such as security, application development, maintenance, processing and business continuity.

Successful completion of the comprehensive SAS 70 Type II examinations indicate that EVault's processes, procedures and general controls have been formally reviewed, and validates the company's maintenance of effective controls and safeguards with respect to its infrastructure outsourcing activities at the data centers located in Emeryville, Calif., and Ontario, Canada. In total, all seven of EVault's secure Tier III or IV data centers are SAS 70 Type II certified.

"Our customers want to be assured that their business critical data is available, protected and conforms to their specific regulatory compliance requirements," said Phil Gilmour, president at EVault, Inc. "The SAS 70 Type II examinations provide further assurance to customers of our total commitment and ability to safeguard their information."

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