How Commercial Data Centers and Software Companies are Securing Facilities

Commercial data and software are growing enterprises. Organizations are adding new facilities regularly, and the organizational risk increases with each new facility. To compound the problem, new risks and threats are consistently identified.

Physical Threats

One effective risk mitigation method is to prevent criminals and unauthorized personnel from physically accessing the facility. Without physical access to the building, data rooms, and computer systems, unauthorized users must resort to cyber infiltration.

Video surveillance around the perimeter of the facility is a great place to start. Smart, high-resolution cameras collect clear video footage and can apply video analytics to evaluate incoming video feeds to for unauthorized behaviors. Alerts—created by the cameras or servers processing these images—are sent to staff for further investigation.

Access control software and hardware keep doors locked until an authorized user presents a valid card or biometric credential. Once access control software has verified the credential, the door is unlocked. For high-level security applications, dual authentication or two-person verification may be required.

Beyond the main entrance, lobby turnstiles may be the next line of defense. Turnstiles are outfitted with access card credential readers, just like a door. Visitors are required to obtain an identity check and temporary credential before turnstiles can be opened. Highly integrated systems will control the elevator bank with the same credential, permitting access to only specific floors.

Cyber Threats from Security Devices: A New and Growing Concern

IP security devices are both a deterrent and a threat. Network-connected security devices must be vetted and locked down to ensure that the devices cannot be hijacked. Any system that protects the organization from a physical threat could be maliciously used to enter the IT network. It’s critical that only the most secure and trusted devices are used.

The Right Partner

Our team understands that data centers and software companies have many unique challenges. We have the extensive security experience you’ll need to ensure physical and cyber security compliance for the protection of physical property and sensitive data.

Netronix begins by evaluating the challenges, performance expectations, environmental conditions, and IT requirements at your facility. Input is gathered from the security team, facilities staff, IT department, administrators, and other stakeholders. We perform a site survey, inside and outside, to evaluate the physical layout and uncover potential vulnerabilities. Once the risks and expectations are clearly defined, our team designs a unified security solution. Products from a variety of leading manufacturers are assembled into a custom design.

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