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|The physical security at our data centers is good and is as per the standards of data center’s physical security maintenance. The data centers are able to perform satisfactorily only when the physical security of the data centers is good and is up to the expectations of their physical security quality maintenance.
The physical security of data centers is almost same all over the world. This physical security is mainly aimed at keeping the unwanted and unauthorised people out of the data centers. This physical security measures also identifies any unauthorised trespasser, who has broken into the data center, as fast as possible and keeps the trespasser contained to a particular section of the building of the data center.
The physical security of a data center is responsible to provide security and protection to the data and the equipment, that the data center holds. The physical security at the data center must be able to identify any breach into the data center and be capable to contain the breach effectively.
A data center needs to follow certain basic principles, in regards to the physical security of the data center. The data center must have a low-key appearance, especially in an area that is thickly populated. It should be as insignificant as possible in appearance.
The data center should not have preferably any windows. Laminated glasses should cover the windows in the building and the windows should be made resistant to any shattering by making them double glazed.
The building of data center should have a very few entry points into the building. These entry points should be heavily guarded and the entries into the building should be fully monitored and controlled through implementation of strict security measures.
The building of the data center should have man traps to contain unauthorised visitors, who broke into the data center. These man traps allow entry of a single person at a time. It makes screening of the visitor easy and the identification of a breached entry certain. Only the authorised entries can have access into the building through man traps.
The hinges on the doors, windows, locks etc in the building should be fitted from the inside of the building. The building should have plenty of CCTV cameras fitted to cover every area inside the building. Fire control, fire exits and door control with parking lot entry control must be efficiently done in the building. The security staff should be permanent and should be repeatedly tested for their alertness. The layers of the security systems are also very important. My data center has all these provisions.