The importance of data centre perimeter security

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For many of us, the term “data centre” conjures up images of a digital Fort Knox – a place where information is encrypted, stored securely and virtually impossible for malicious hackers to gain access to.

In many respects, this is true. However, you may not have considered that one of the most common types of data breach involves disks or servers being physically removed from the premises by burglars. The implications can be huge – particularly if your business handles sensitive data such as medical records or financial details.

Businesses are under intense scrutiny when it comes to ensuring data is kept safe, with huge fines and potential criminal proceedings faced by those who fail to take adequate measures to secure customer information – physically and digitally.

Physically protecting your digital data with data center perimeter security

Crime operations vary in size, scale and intent. For example, an organized syndicate may have plans to steal sensitive data to sell it on. On the other hand, an opportunist thief might simply spot a chance to steal some computer equipment without realising the sensitive data contained within. Without adequate security, either scenario could mean that your company risks falling foul of data protection laws. For this reason, it’s important never to overlook the importance of data centre perimeter security.

If you run a data centre or otherwise store sensitive customer information on your premises, it makes sense to have security fencing protecting your building. High-security fencing works both as a deterrent and a preventative measure, as most would-be thieves will be put off by the idea of scaling tall, well-constructed mesh fencing. Those who do brave it will undoubtedly find it too difficult to climb over.

This means that any servers or computers containing customer data will remain inaccessible to that intent on gaining entry to your building for nefarious purposes, providing you with complete peace of mind. Don’t put your data at risk – make use of data centre perimeter fencing and protect your assets in the easiest possible way.

Security fencing is easy to install, and prices at Zaun are incredibly competitive. For more information, why not give us a call on 01902 796699?

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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