Today’s vital business information now fills datacenters instead of file cabinets. These facilities are critical to the operations of almost any company or government agency. As the amount of data scales, customers have more reasons to be concerned about all facets of security. Just as firewalls, antivirus and other cyber security methods are standard expectations for the network, so is physical protection of each data center facility, where a tremendous volume of information is aggregated into a concentrated area, exposing new risks.
Physical security is a key operational element for keeping datacenters secure. Vehicles and pedestrians travel near these facilities, and the centers must be well guarded against intrusion. Datacenters must ensure that, for example, someone cannot just walk in and steal information using a flash drive, enter viruses behind the firewall, or attempt sabotage.