Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
External physical security is an imperative part of a data center. No company wants just anyone to be able to just walk up and have access to the data center grounds. There are many levels of physical security to protect a data center. One level is perimeter fencing.
Companies want to make sure that the perimeter fence encompasses all the way around the data center campus. For extra security the fence should only have one entry/exit point. This is a way for the data center to tell exactly who is coming in and exactly who is going out and what time all of this is taking place.
An extra length of security that data centers should be taking with perimeter fencing is interior perimeter fencing. Interior perimeter fencing is a good addition to external physical security because it can tell the data center exactly who is entering through security cameras and HID proximity access cards. A lot of times there are also cameras on the parking lot and front door of the data center.
Another thing that companies want to check on when focusing on External Physical Security is how the data center is securing their critical components. These critical components are the generators, the chillers, the automatic transfer switches, and the power supplies. It is important to know that these critical components are not sitting out in the open where anyone can walk up to them. Ideally, companies want all of the data centers critical components to be behind a lock key door and fencing. This ensures companies better reliability.
Companies need to make sure they are asking the data center where their critical components are and how they are accessible to the general public. So, when looking into a data center, make sure to look for perimeter fencing, interior perimeter fencing, HID proximity card readers and security cameras to ensure that the company is getting the utmost protection for their most valuable asset.
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