Today’s businesses and organizations are largely built on their information processing and data resources. Every aspect of operations, from the identification of potential new customers, to product design, supply chains, manufacturing, logistics, and billing are dependent on data, and there is a growing realization that protecting business data from cyberattacks and data center security is a core business priority.
Recent cyber security incidents where IT systems have been held hostage by hackers using ransomware and other forms of network penetration have only highlighted the operational vulnerabilities of large organizations that had previously been confident about their emergency preparations. Hospitals, factories, colleges, and even local governments have all fallen victim in recent months.
Security experts have clearly stated that while some of these successful attacks have been launched remotely, many firms have recently strengthened their cyber-security measures, making it harder to launch remote, external attacks.
In response, hackers have discovered that this extra focus on cybersecurity has come at least in part at the expense of a decrease in the focus on physical security. And if a hacker, or an agent working for the hacker, can gain physical access to a data processing facility, then they almost always have an easier time accessing the network and the protected data than they have from outside the facility. Thus, somewhat to the surprise of IT management, physical security systems have become an increasingly important part of a complete cybersecurity protection strategy.
Data Center Security
TriTech has implemented strong physical security systems for data center security, IT facility security, and similar physical locations with the goal of protecting business data.
These data storage and processing facilities have a special set of physical security challenges above and beyond the typical requirements for offices, retail establishments, and other typical public facilities. In addition to the usual needs for video surveillance, access control, badging systems, and visitor management, data centers have their own unique set of challenges, including:
- Maintaining operations 24/7/365, which makes system maintenance, upgrades, or troubleshooting difficult
- Protecting sensitive and expensive equipment
- Sustaining controlled environments with strict requirements for temperature and humidity
- Safeguarding extremely valuable data important enough to affect organizational or business continuity
- Off-site and/or isolated data center locations and personnel
TriTech can help – with the security solutions data centers need
TriTech designs and installs innovative security systems, fully integrated to maximize their utility and effectiveness. TriTech does not deliver “cookie cutter” solutions – instead, every new installation begins with a comprehensive threat assessment and an evaluation of the current security programs and system requirements. In this way, TriTech can proceed with system design and engineering, followed by installation, implementation, and training, to implement the best possible security solution for immediate needs while being ready to adapt and evolve with emerging security needs in the future.
To meet the needs of data storage and processing facilities, TriTech delivers complete integrated security solutions made up of traditional and data center-specific solutions, such as:
Going the Extra Mile for Improved Data Center Security
TriTech can also go beyond traditional security solutions to further enhance the safety and protection of your IT/Data Centers, your staff, and your sensitive business information. Examples of these important services include: