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Data Center Security Is Mission-Critical

Data centers need to be designed to withstand everything from corporate espionage artists to terrorists to natural disasters. The proper physical security precautions are a key component of securing a facility to keep it humming through disasters.

Many IT leaders are leveraging colocation facilities to ensure their equipment and data is secure.

Secured against physical threats

CyrusOne data centers employ on-site experts and industry-leading security equipment and procedures to provide physical security from the site perimeter all the way down to the cage-level as needed.

  • Secure Access – CyrusOne uses the latest technology and advanced security protocols relevant to the data center environment to eliminate the threat of unauthorized access.
  • Compliance – CyrusOne designs its facilities to comply with rigorous security standards set by certifying and auditing organizations including SSAE16, ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FISMA. Facilities are also designed to meet TIA 942 Class 4 requirements for electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Distributed Redundant Power – CyrusOne’s proven technology secures the data center with 24×7 backup power for extended protection.
  • Network Operations Center (NOC) – CyrusOne’s 24/7 year-round monitoring is managed by trained personnel who understand data center protection from internal and external threats.
  • Security Staff – CyrusOne employs on-site security officers for 24/7 year-round facility operations. And executive oversight is lead with decades of management experience in data center security, counter-terrorism operations and law enforcement.

Read CyrusOne Insights on Security Best Practices:

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