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Posted on 2009-04-01
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On your server rooms / data centres, do you have an unescorted access control listing posted at the door or whatever you use as an entry point? I have seen these all over our facility but I am not really sure of the rationale behind why people use them? What security benefits or accountability benefits do they bring?
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I'm not sure what your describing, but just about every DC I've been in had a magnetically locked door, with some kind authenticator to unlock, be it a hand scanner, retina scanner, or key card/fob access. I've been to one small DC that had a 10 digit keypad (password was only 5 numbers) on the door, so there was no accounting other than the camera inside the room. On the inside of the magnetic doors, to be let out I've seen motion detectors above the door (bad idea btw, think of sliding a yard stick under/inbetween the doors), door loaded switch (push the bar on the door), a switch on the side of the door, or again a key-card/fob.
Inside the DC, you can have the cabinets individually locked, or even caged off to separate clients or even to just provide more security.
-rich
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