Data Center Security – Protection from Physical Threats

When it comes to security for data centres, there is often a focus on the software inside and thwarting hackers and other virtual threats such as viruses. However, due to increasing hardware theft data center physical security is becoming a prerequisite.

Hardware and server theft has become quite prevalent in recent years, where there is now a lucrative black market for computer equipment. Criminals are aware of what they are looking for, even targeting specific brands of hardware. Despite the financial cost, theft of data center equipment can put a company’s credibility and business continuity at risk.

With this in mind, it is crucial that data centers invest in the correct security measures to ensure the safety of their hardware and servers.

Netwatch offers a proactive data center monitoring solution which can prevent crime as opposed to simply recording it.