iWeb Begins SAS 70 Certification Process for its Montreal Data Center

MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - iWeb announces the beginning of the auditing process which will lead to SAS 70 certification. By officially meeting this standard, the Canadian IT infrastructure provider will meet the strict needs and requirements of organizations and companies who process personal and confidential information, such as financial institutions, government agencies and law firms.

"These organizations must follow very strict guidelines for the processing of personal data and for their IT infrastructure, which limits their options tremendously when it comes to IT outsourcing" says Martin Leclair, President of Products and Technology. "It's normal that the standards and practices governing the processing of such delicate information are very demanding. The SAS 70 certification will be a formal assurance to customers that iWeb's current IT infrastructure comply with the highest standard," added iWeb's cofounder.

iWeb has selected Deloitte as their auditor for the SAS 70 certification process.

The SAS 70 standard (Statement on Auditing Standards No.70) was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and is an internationally recognized auditing standard. A SAS 70 examination signifies that a service organization, such as an Internet host and IT infrastructure provider, has had its control objectives and control activities examined by an independent accounting and auditing firm. SAS 70 certification helps a provider like iWeb to offset and minimize the risk of IT infrastructure outsourcing for their customers.

Definition of SAS 70 in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAS_70

About iWeb Technologies (iWeb.com):

iWeb is a worldwide provider of Internet hosting services and IT Infrastructure, with three secure data centers in Montreal. Since 2004, the company's compounded annual growth rate has been above 75%, making it one of Canada's 100 fastest growing companies according to PROFIT Magazine, and a regular addition to the Branham300 listing of top IT companies in Canada.

Founded in 1996 in Montreal, iWeb now generates more than 60% of its revenues from abroad; and has over 170 full-time employees providing Dedicated Server Hosting, Co-location and Web Hosting services to more than 21,000 customers in 150 countries. iWeb's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V : IWB); for more information please consult the Company's website: http://about.iweb.com.

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SOURCE iWeb Group Inc.

For further information: For further information: Philip Tousignant, Chief Financial Officer, iWeb Group Inc., (514) 286-4242 ext. 149, ptousignant@iweb.com; Bernard Dahl, Public Relations, Presentis, (514) 802-2801 (direct), bernard@presentis.ca

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