Data center security needs are driven by many factors: Firstly, the need to provide a secure environment for staff, visitors, customers, physical facilities and equipment, and of course, data; Secondly, there are many government regulations resulting from increased potential terrorist activity, as well as issues associated with storing and processing data for various industries (banking, credit cards, healthcare, etc; lastly, their customers are increasingly looking for services from data centers that can provide assurances that a strong security control environment is in place.
Physical security systems are one of the key components in managing employees, visitors and the company's real estate. Most IT companies use enterprise level physical security systems where uptime, redundancy and high availability is very critical to everyday operations. In addition to the physical security part, there is a high level of integration between the HR database and the physical security system database.
The need for security is further complicated by regulatory compliance landscape. Organizations can greatly benefit from implementing proven data center physical security best practices for their organization. Recent federal legislation, ranging from the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) are putting intense pressure on data centers, co-locations, and managed services entities to comply with a myriad amount of security and privacy issues.
These best practices should be implemented throughout all areas of a data center, rather than being segmented to cover only specific areas. The SAS 70 auditing standard, in place since 1992, is one of the most effective and well-recognized compliance audits for testing and reporting on controls in place.
Worldwide technology, media and telecommunications industries are highly technical, highly regulated, and highly competitive. Your business is about connectivity, networks, mobile platforms, wireless communications, systems integration and infrastructure solutions. Your main concern is to provide the highest security without interfering with your daily activities. Koetter Advanced Security Solutions offers a comprehensive collection of information, insight, tools and services to make informed and profitable business decisions.
There is often a strong overlap between the physical and IT security departments, as tech-savvy security practitioners work to continually coordinate both logical and physical access. Theft and data breaches must constantly be monitored, as a single issue could have dramatic results. At the same time, budget pressures continue to mount, as organizations are constantly seeking to leverage their existing infrastructure investments and do more with less.
Koetter Advances Security Solutions is a leader in security systems integration that includes networked video surveillance systems that provide the most advanced computing, storage and networking technology as well as integration with other security systems such as intrusion, access control and fire alarms. With networked video surveillance you can reduce your operational costs with centralized command and monitoring, redundancy of control sites, a standardized platform for ease of maintenance, and by using existing cabling.
With the number of data breaches at all-time high, IT & Data centers need to implement better security to protect sensitive information, reputations and industry competitiveness. Koetter Security Systems provides a strong and secure foundation that complies with today's requirements, while adapting quickly to expanding security needs of tomorrow.
Your surveillance system is a critical component of your business' security. Because it's so scalable, a well-configured Koetter system is backward and forward compatible, making it an investment in the future of your company's infrastructure.
We help you manage your resources and safeguard your buildings, employees and customers. Our security solutions work closely with your operations management systems to monitor what goes on in and around your branches by capturing and storing digital images of visitors and employees and detecting attempted break-ins. We focus on security so you can focus on serving your customers.
Continual staff and customer monitoring requires effective positioning of video camera surveillance that can record high quality images is an essential security implement for your company. Knowing that any incidents will be seen on cameras and then recorded onto the digital video management system provides peace of mind. Video clips can be exported quickly for any ensuing police or internal investigation.
In the event of an emergency, a centralized security management system can notify authorities for immediate response, record video, open doors, automatically trigger voice alarms, provide reports, and account for all personnel.
Koetter supplied security products provide a range of security solutions from standalone access control, video/CCTV, intrusion and fire systems, to customized single screen solutions that will integrate not only those platforms, but will link to other facility systems to produce a centralized control system that can address the needs of your security department, as well as providing crucial information to other areas of the business.
It is vital to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to restricted areas. Koetter's access control products offer specific features designed to meet the needs of a data center or technology company environment from advanced monitoring of doors (reducing incidence of false alarms) to the ability to use portable readers that can validate staff ID at external areas where cabling infrastructure may not exist.
If an identified threat level increases, the system operation can be changed to reflect this, automatically changing individual access levels, and increasing security levels.
Koetter fire protection systems are designed to detect heat and smoke 24/7, even when systems are not armed, and monitoring personnel can coordinate with emergency authorities to provide businesses with the fastest response possible when critical. Koetter fire protection expertise is known globally for providing integrated solutions to detect and suppress every type of fire threat.
Although many businesses have similar needs when it comes to safety and security, Koetter Advanced Security Solutions recognizes the importance of creating customized solutions for each of its customers. Additionally, Koetter knows that understanding the business environment where the solution will be used is crucial to ensuring that the solution has all the capabilities to meet the needs of the user. Our Data Center or Technology Company Security Solutions are built with the user in mind that make system operation efficient and straight forward. You can count on Koetter for the integrated security system solutions you need to enhance your operation and security and comply with government and industry regulations. You'll sleep better with Koetter Advanced Security Solutions on the job - and so will your customers!
Koetter offers quality equipment from leading manufactures in the security and fire protection industries. Our security experts will meet with you and assess your security goals and requirements in order to implement a security system that is reliable and fits within your budget. Contact Koetter Advanced Security Solutions today to discuss your security needs.