Phoenix NAP, a next generation data center and network access point, announced on January 15th that it had been certified a SAS 70 Type I facility, after successfully completing an independent audit performed by Security and Control LLC. “What SAS 70 really represents is a series of affirmations that we have controls and associated policies in place, which are available for clients to see,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. “Essentially, it saves them the expense of performing any external audit of us on their own, while still providing a documented report on our operations.” Phoenix NAP said that it will initiate and complete its SAS 70 Type II audit following six months of operation.