Physical Security for Data Centres and IT Server Racks
Rack Handle Solution for Security, Compliance, Convenience
Why the Borer Rack Handle Solution?
A scaleable, high security solution for racks and cabinets for any sized organisation, configured for your specific requirements, with all important audit trail reporting.
Physical Rack Security for High Priority Data Protection
Borer’s Rack Handle Physical Security Solution allows you to manage who is accessing your racks, when, and for how long, while monitoring rack temperature and security.
Borer’s Rack Handle Solution powered using PoE offers an integrated access control and monitoring system for any data centre or server room environment, as well as any application where cabinet security is high priority.
You need to know that whoever is accessing your data and IT equipment has the required PERMISSIONS and TRAINING.
Data breach attacks carried out by insiders (IBM Study 2016)
Business users who say they have access to company data that they probably shouldn't see
Enterprise security executives reported an attempted theft or data breach - last 12 months
Organisations that rank their insider prevention methods as effective
Data Breach Stats
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In the high priority server room security data centre environment where most digital routers are heavily fortified with firewalls and other security, most data protection is based on the company assets being protected against malicious physical attack from intruders.
Borer’s Rack Handle Access Control solution is capable of protecting an unlimited number of racks/cabinets. It also has the ability to integrate ONVIF compliant CCTV systems in order to bring up live and recorded camera feeds to monitor access within a data centre environment. Alongside a floor plan GUI, operators are able to view a graphical representation of their site showing door, lock and rack status, and alert to any issues.
The live FUSION central software status offers the ability to view up-to-date events and shows who is accessing the racks and for how long, and presents live alarm monitoring.
Multi-user Client Access allows authorised personnel to interrogate the system from any workstation on your network, reducing operating costs by monitoring all server room security sites from a single security office. Operators are able to apply specific access groups to individuals and even specify a time window if required.
The rack handle readers can work with MIFARE® Classic, MIFARE Plus® and MIFARE® DESFire® cards, depending on the application and security level required.
Provides electrical power and data to devices, such as card readers and electric door locks, over standard CAT5e/6 cable (read more on the benefits of Power over Ethernet)
Easy to install and use
Simple retrofit, no cutting required, adaptor kits available
Multi-colour LED indicator provides alarm notifications, such as ‘swing-handle not locked’, and visual aid to show when the swing-handle is locked correctly
Remote Alarm Monitoring
FUSION provides operators with up-to-date live events in graphical and text format for quick alarm management
Release can be issued remotely by designated administrators who have been supplied with specific access privileges on the FUSION system
Allows a floor plan design to be accessed and cameras to be allocated to either individual cameras or banks of cameras, and be accessed whenever required
Can be used with either right or left handed doors
Glass filled nylon and cast zinc construction
Built-in Reflective Optical Sensor
Used for monitoring the swing-handle status
Simple surface mount design that can be fitted by OEM cabinet manufacturers
Rack Handle Solution Benefits
Prevents door access by tampering with the card access reader head
Safeguards the electrical equipment connected to the circuit by only supplying power following device identification and evaluation
Protects the CAT5e/6 Cable
Monitors the energy delivered providing a 47V current limited power source
Reduces Equipment Cost
Eliminates the requirement for local mains outlet, power supply and battery at every door
Reduces Installation Cost
Eliminates the local mains wiring, which in most countries – for legal or insurance reasons – has to be installed by a qualified and/or licensed electrician
Reduces Energy Consumption
Energy reduction of as much as 80% using intelligent Power over Ethernet power management
The Rack Handle Solution provides physical security with Audit Trail Reporting as proof of compliance with data security legislation. Below are a sample of regulations which specify the physical security protection requirement of data and equipment:
Applies to any organisation that processes, holds or markets to individuals within the EU or wherever EU citizens reside.
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Specifies that physical access control is required to ensure that access to information assets is authorised and restricted.
“…restrict physical access to cardholder data”
“…physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information.”
US Federal law that requires the ability to produce audit data on who has access to financial records.
Requires physical access control to information systems.
Audit Trail and Reporting
Single or multiple server racks in colocation data centres
Medical cabinets, pharmaceutical drug storage and dispensing
Secure and monitor access to sensitive records
Secure and monitor access to financial records, classified docs
Monitor temperature and security of lab specimens
Switch/plant rooms, hazardous material storage cabinets