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How security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access

December 14, 2018

How security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access

Data Centers

Data centers are some of the most critical infrastructure of our modern era, housing the servers on which all our data resides – billions of exabytes. A breach of any of these institutions would be devastating for not only the center itself but for the hundreds or even thousands of businesses that trust them to store their most important data. This makes security of the utmost importance at data centers, both small and large. Security entrances can help to protect data centers by strictly and efficiently controlling access.

Data

Highest Level of Security Necessary for Critical Data Protection

The servers which reside in data centers contain all of an organization’s information, files, and other critical data, so it’s of vital importance to protect these locations from hacking and other breaches attempting to steal or corrupt this data. Data centers often have few employees, which means that when it comes to access control, efficiency and speed are not as important as maintaining the strictest levels of security.

Cybersecurity Joined with Physical Security

Though cybersecurity is the first thing most people think of when it comes to security for data centers, physical security is also of critical importance when it comes to protecting servers. It’s far easier for hackers to break into a server if they have access to the physical infrastructure – a criminal can literally plug into or even walk away with a server as a method of gaining access to a network. A security entrance that ensures only authorized individuals can enter the building, and that others are not accidentally let inside, helps to prevent hacking from occurring.

Ensuring Only One Person, the Right Person, Gets Inside

The entrance of choice for data centers across the nation, mantrap security portals, by design, ensure that only one credentialed user can enter the secure area at a time. These portals may take slightly longer to use, but are more secure because they completely prevent unauthorized entry – no guard is needed for supervision.

When coupled with an internal biometric device, the security portal also supports two-factor or multi-factor authentication, ensuring that the individuals entering the data center are who they say they are and are only letting themselves into the building.

Company: Boon Edam Inc.

Product: Security Revolving Doors & Portals

Source: https://www.boonedam.us/markets-and-solutions/data-centers



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