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  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

    Once the dust settled around accounting scandals at Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom just to name a few, Congress enacted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as a means of protecting investors from future exposure to massive corporate losses. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) is a process-heavy regulatory document aimed at forcing public companies to provide timely and accurate information to shareholders.

    Compliance with the Act falls at the feet of those organizations bound by it, which includes public accounting firms and all publicly traded companies. Because the lines between accounting and IT continue to blur, ensuring your online backup solution meets SOX requirements is a must when examining online data storage options.

    "Texas DataVault’s remote backup solutions help firms maintain SOX compliance in several key sections"

    Section 103: Data Retention

    • The Challenge: Public accounting firms must “...prepare, and maintain for a period of not less than seven years, audit work papers, and other information related to any audit report…”
    • The Solution: Texas DataVault offers policy-based DataVaulting, allowing for older files to be moved off production servers and safely maintained at redundant offsite locations
    • Original documents and modified versions may be kept seven years or more

    Section 105: Retrieve Necessary Data On-Demand

    • The Challenge: Requires “...the production of work audit papers and any other document or information in the possession of a registered public accounting firm or any associated person thereof… that the Board considers relevant or material to an investigation.”
    • The Solution: A powerful search tool that allows for easy recovery of a single file to an entire directory from a particular point in time

    Section 302: Reaching Beyond Spreadsheets

    • The Challenge: Compliance with financial reporting means a firm must be able to examine resources above and beyond their accounting tools, specifically email and other unstructured content
    • The Solution: Texas DataVault can capture, monitor, and safely archive electronic messages, including both email and instant messaging, for up to seven years keeping your organization within SOX guidelines

    Section 404: Retention Policies

    • The Challenge: Firms must establish data protection strategies, including retention policies for electronic records and email
    • The Solution: Our professional services team can assist with the development of your data protection strategy, delivered in a comprehensive data protection plan

    Section 802: Penalties for Altering or Destroying Documents

    • The Challenge: Section 802 references retention of electronic records related to audit or review processes, specifically criminal penalties for the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy or destruction of corporate audit records
    • The Solution: With Texas DataVault’s secure remote backup solutions, your data can only be accessed by authorized personnel within your organization-Texas DataVault cannot see your information
    • All data is fully encrypted from the time it leaves your organization, through transmission, and into the offsite vaults
    • We can assist with the correct retention policies to protect your critical original documents

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    What are the operating system(s) of the machines you will be backing up? (Check all that apply)
    • Windows
    • Exchange
    • SQL
    • Sharepoint
    • ESX Server
    • HPUX
    • Linux
    • Novell
    • AIX
    • Oracle
    • Other
    • AS400/ iSeries

    "It is a huge hassle for a school to comply with all of the federal rules and regulations dealing with data retention. Texas DataVault makes it easy for us to store and retrieve any and everything we need. It’s been a wonderful addition to our bag of tools to make a technologist’s job easy.

    K-12 Texas Public School
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