What Is Data Center Security? Four Ways to Ensure Your Data Is Protected 

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    What Is Data Center Security? Four Ways to Ensure Your Data Is Protected 
    • July 14 2021

    Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by Sammen Qureshi

    It is no surprise that data security is crucial for any business. Businesses rely on their data and connectivity to manage their daily operations. A secure data center ensures business continuity and gives peace of mind without worrying about the safety of digital assets. In this blog we will discuss four ways to ensure your data is protected.

    Physical Security

    Who can enter a data center? Do you need a badge or access card to enter the building? Do cameras monitor or record access? Physical security of a data center involves restricting physical access to servers which is crucial. Entering a data center should be managed with strict procedures to monitor and control visitor access into the data center. In addition, a data center should be designed, built, and maintained to withstand external threats such as theft, terrorism, natural disasters etc.

    Software Security

    In today’s climate of hacking and data breaches, what should a data center be doing to protect data? When it comes to mission critical infrastructure, security technology should be top of mind. This includes comprehensive measures such as complete data backup and recovery, data encryption, enforcing the latest data privacy regulations and complete monitoring of traffic.

    Location

    Location is important when considering a data center. Is the data center near a high-risk man-made area such as airports, chemical facilities,  or power plants – anywhere that data may be compromised by an external factor? Another important factor to consider is the stability of the weather and the likelihood of weather-related threats such as hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and more.

    Surveillance

    Constant surveillance of a data center is crucial for monitoring daily operations. To ensure that all areas are functioning properly, and that each element of the building is secure and protected at all times, surveillance equipment (cameras or otherwise) should be installed throughout the building at every entrance, exit, and access point.

    ColoHouse’s data center security processes and procedures are maintained using six-layer security protocol, cutting-edge data center technology and highly trained security.

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    FAQs

    What is a data center?

    A data center is a facility where organizations’ most critical infrastructure lives. A data center is a physical facility that organizations use to house their mission critical applications and data.  Security, compliance, redundancy, and connectivity have become the critical criteria for evaluating data centers.

    What is data center security?

    Data center security involves the virtual and physical practices used to protect a data center and customer data from internal and external threats. 

    What is stored in a data center?

    Data centers house an organization’s most critical and proprietary assets which is why they are vital to the continuity of daily operations. 

 
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