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Key elements of IoT-enabled physical access control solutions for data center security

Across every industry, businesses are recognizing the efficiencies brought by the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to improve industrial operations through real-time tracking of machinery, equipment, and employees. What about data centers?

Regarding unauthorized access and other physical threats, integrating data center infrastructure with IoT-enabled security solutions is an efficient option to keep data assets safer with ease. While Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software adds an extra layer of security, access control management and video surveillance are the keys.

To tackle the evolving physical security challenges, employing robust physical security measures integrated with Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) and Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) to help mitigate the risk of data breaches caused by physical intrusion is an essential step to take.

 

Making it a complete physical security solution for rack level access control in data centers, some hardware and software elements are necessary for an upgrade on the existing infrastructure.

 

On-premises IoT-enabled security devices: 

  • Wireless smart server locks
  • Thermal IP cameras
  • Multi-factor authentication devices with biometric technology

 

Access control flow:

  1. User check-in with multi-factor authentication (biometrics, RFID cards, pins, etc.)
  2. Personnel data verified by cloud central management system
  3. User ID verified and access authorized to the designated rack
  4. User to open the wireless rack lock

 

Solution features for security management:

  • Fully configurable user groups and access zones
  • Automated access control system
  • Intelligent video surveillance with real-time alerts and remote view
  • Video analytics and insights

 

Key Benefits

  • Scalable rack level access management
  • Real-time alerts on the malicious physical attack from intruders
  • Automated access logs management
  • Remote access permission
  • Centralized visitor management
  • Seamless integration with existing IT infrastructure
  • Intelligent insights for asset protection

 

Moving forward to the ‘new normal’, agile and flexible physical access control systems will become a major consideration for data center security of industries particularly like healthcare, laboratories, finance, education, government, and industrials, where the mission-critical facility is required to protect the sensitive document. IoT-enabled solutions will the answer for advanced security operations to meet the needs of tomorrow. 

To tackle the evolving physical security challenges, employing robust physical security measures integrated with Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) and Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) to help mitigate the risk of data breaches caused by physical intrusion is an essential step to take.

Read our blog post to learn more about ACaaS and VSaaS for data centers.

 

ScanViS Team

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