The Importance of Physical Security in IT Security

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Physical security assists companies in preserving essential assets such as servers and IT infrastructure.

Many businesses spend time and money on firewalls and encryption software to protect their IT systems and data. However, they overlook physical security. Physical security assists companies in preserving essential assets such as servers and IT infrastructure. Read on the importance of physical security in IT security.

Monitor Your IT Systems and Area

Some video surveillance cameras are affordable and can also allow for forensic review of incidents. Cameras should be located at all entry points within a facility and in crucial areas like data centers. In addition, the video should have a recorder, along with a live monitor display on the desk of someone who will watch it.

Alarms are Key Elements of Physical Security

Moreover, managed alarms will drive away intruders and ensure that the police or staff will be on their way if the alarm persists. So, reach out to a registered alarm specialist to search, install, and keep the ideal system for you. Also, many small offices frequently share a common wall with other persons in multitenant buildings. Avoid intruders from penetrating through the drywall by installing an intrusion system.

Guard the IT Servers

Furthermore, the data center may be a server or rack of servers in a small room or closet for many small businesses. Also, guarding access to that physical space is critical to keeping data security. And possibly the business operations if the servers are tampered with. Plus, security gates can be installed in a doorway to secure the server room. Their strong construction and secure locks push away intruders.

Physical security gates can also offer ventilation to server rooms. These gates are typically behind a locked door. The possible hassles of replacing confidential information and downtime to operate your business are minimal.

Ultimately, it’s essential to protect your server room from employees who might not have the security clearance to access the server room. Therefore, it’s a great idea not to label your server room and to make sure that physical security gates protect it with intrusion detection systems.

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid-Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  • Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
  • Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  • Wireless Access Point installations
  • Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
  • Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services
  • UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

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