It seems as though headlines appear on a daily basis detailing massive data breaches that leave companies scrambling to recover their customers' valuable information. Unfortunately, too many organizations do not give their data security systems the attention or funding they require. As a result, individuals find themselves victims of attacks that they were completely powerless to prevent, which leaves their credit cards, insurance policies, social security numbers and other data available to bidders on the black market.

But there is a solution. Data centers can be strongholds for their clients, offering cutting-edge security measures that most IT departments cannot approach. Because they hold data in physical server cabinets rather than nebulous networks that can be easily hacked, attackers will have a hard time getting through to the information they desire.

Through biometric access control, data centers can hope to achieve zero-vulnerability security and offer the best solution for clients with the need for maximum security.

Door-to-door security
Room access is the front line of data security. One major benefit of biometric security is in its potential to give data center managers and other officials the ability to control various rooms – even the front door to the entire facility – on a secure system. In the event of a network failure, the best biometrics platforms operate independently, allowing continued access to qualified individuals.

In some cases, data centers may want to take advantage of the most secure system available to restrict room access. In these instances, some biometric security controls require two individuals to provide fingerprints simultaneously. That way, even if one employee who has the necessary clearance has malicious intentions, he or she will need a second official with similar access to comply. This dual system greatly reduces the ability for a thief to get into a server cabinet and is the tightest security measure available.

Cabinet access security
Data center clients house some of their most restricted information in server cabinets. But if there are not measures in place to prevent malicious insiders from getting into the server, these files could easily fall into the wrong hands. Fortunately, biometrics offer a solution. This technique goes beyond passwords, encryption or keys by requiring unique physical identification from anyone attempting access. That means only those with the right fingerprints can open the cabinet.

Because insiders pose significant risk to data security, it is not enough to focus on building access alone. Fortunately, through biometric access control, data centers can control security from the front door all the way the the server cabinet, taking a comprehensive approach.

The Digitus Biometrics solution
As a leader in biometric security, Digitus continues to develop a technology platform that many consider most secure in the world. The company considers feedback from current customers, potential customers and partners. That feedback pushes Digitus to strive for the best possible security system.

Clients now have the ability to upgrade the function of their system through their network. Digitus created a utility that reprograms microprocessors embedded in the hardware portion of the platform. In essence, the data center security provider gave future the customer the capability to adjust its biometrics system's performance if necessary. In this way, Digitus rewards clients' investment in its technology. Digitus leads a quest to zero vulnerability in the data center and is getting there with the help of customers and partners.

For more information on how data centers can achieve uniform access control from the front door to the server cabinet through Digitus Biometrics, download our whitepaper here.