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XAND (formerly Access Northeast)
Access Northeast is the largest privately held Datacenter and Managed Services provider in New England. With over a decade of experience providing managed IT infrastructure, they have designed a solution set that focuses on helping companies maximize their application and service availability while meeting their dynamic IT needs.
Access Northeast's Vision:
When the founders started Access Northeast, they envisioned a place where they could deliver the best possible service and support to customers and help their business thrive.
As the company looks forward, they remain dedicated to this vision and will ensure Northeast's employees are focused on delivering the best service in the industry. This means that Access Northeast will:
- Offer Unparalleled Customer Service
- Deliver the Best Service in the Industry
- Constantly Evolve and Share their Industry Insights with their Customers
- Listen To their Clients and Focus Doing What Makes Them Happy
Access Northeast has been providing Enterprise Class Managed Infrastructure Solutions Since 1999.
Secured Locked Cabinet (Full or Half Cabinets)
Custom Cage Solutions
Remote Hands Service
Access Northeast Advantages:
The ability to quickly scale a solution and bandwidth as business needs change
The ability to use both colocation and managed hosting depending on requirements.
Provide equipment that is protected in safe and highly-secure data centers.
24x7x365 on-site support provided by Access Northeast engineers.
Extensive experience managing customer’s complex environments.
Always on Environment with redundant power, connectivity and environmental.
Driven to listen to clients and always exceed their needs and expectations.
Industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Access Northeast Colocation and Data Facilities are SAS 70 Type I and II Complaint.
What Is SAS 70 Compliancy?
The SAS 70 audit minimizes the need for multiple sets of auditors to separately examine the same set of controls that govern a third party’s services. “SAS” is an acronym for Statement on Auditing Standards, which are standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. These standards provide guidance to external auditors on Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) in regards to auditing an entity and issuing a report. There are more than one hundred such standards in existence.
SAS No. 70 is titled “Reports on the Processing of Transactions by Service Organizations”. “SAS 70?, as it is commonly known, defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization and issue a service auditor’s report, which is referred to as a SAS 70 audit report.
ISAS 70 TYPE I
Report on Controls Placed in Operation. Officially known as a “Report on Controls Placed in Operation” or a “Type 1 Service Auditor’s Report”, Type 1 SAS 70 audits provide independent third party verification by a licensed CPA firm as to whether control activities described by a service organization were suitably designed to meet specified control objectives and whether the controls were in place as of a specified review date.
IISAS 70 TYPE II
Report on Controls Placed in Operation and Tests of Operating Effectiveness. Officially known as a “Report on Controls Placed in Operation and Tests of Operating Effectiveness” or a “Type 2 Service Auditor’s Report”, Type 2 SAS 70 audits provide independent third party verification by a licensed CPA firm as to whether control activities described by a service organization were suitably designed to meet specified control objectives and were in place and operating effectively over a period of time that is typically at least a six month period.
Why is SAS 70 Type II Compliance Important?
In today’s global economy, service organizations or service providers must demonstrate that they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers.
In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 make SAS 70 audit reports even more important to the process of reporting on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. The SAS 70 audit independently verifies the validity and functionality of a Data Center’s control activities and processes.
These control activities and processes are important to customers within the financial, healthcare, and insurance sectors, as well as to publicly traded companies who must validate the security of their financial and sensitive information controls. A yearly audit is performed to not only verify that procedures are in place and effective, but that they are maintained.
Compliant Hosting Solutions:
Access Northeast provides services that meet the stringent compliancy needs of business by providing:
- SAS 70 Type I & II
- PCI DSS
Access Northeast's Data Centers provide a redundant, secure, and reliable platform to deliver network applications, both on the public Internet and Private Cloud.
If your company requires that your servers and infrastructure are fully operational and always available with 24/7 service and support, then you will want to work with Caleidoscope and Access Northeast. Along with our state of the art infrastructure that’s built with the highest levels of redundancy, security and performance, our Marlborough, MA and Waterbury, CT data centers are supported by veteran engineers, and backed by industry-leading service level agreements.