A new locking system that promises smooth and secure access to servers in the Canadian data centre has been formulated by data centre operator Core Data Centres Inc., digital and mobile access firm iLOQ and an experienced system integrator.
For years, Core Data Centres has owned and operated state-of-the-art data centers in Canada. With the company providing solutions ranging from cloud and information technology services to managed services and colocation, maintaining high levels of security is vital. With their numerous customers, there is a constant flow of people needing to access their servers, increasing the risk of threats.
Breaches in security by unauthorised individuals can have severe consequences for both the company managing the center and for the blue-chip clients whose critical data has been penetrated. A secure environment is thus crucial for the continued success of Core Data Centres.
Yet, traditional access management systems on the market come with issues such as a high price point and space constraints, as there is a need for power source and cabling.
Seeking a solution, Core Data Centres worked together with an experienced system integrator and iLOQ to integrate the iLOQ S50 mobile access sharing solution into their data centres.
With iLOQ S50, a smartphone acts as both a key and a power source. The cylinders are NFC powered and can be installed on the swing handles of the racks in a matter of minutes. No batteries or cabling are needed, reducing costs and environmental impact.
Security risks related to physical keys have also been eliminated. Access rights are sent as a mobile key and remotely shared only with the authorised individuals. Features like time-restricted access, instant granting and revoking of access rights, and real-time audit trail reports optimise security. Further, the entire system can be managed with just one software program.
iLOQ NFC-powered locking cylinders will provide secure and convenient access to the server racks while iLOQ S50 padlocks will be installed on the standby generators and the gas lines feeding them.
“This is a highly secure building, and our operations demand the same level of security. Handing over physical keys in person can be a major security risk. A major bonus of iLOQ S50 is that the security desk can quickly and easily send, and also cancel, mobile keys over the air. We have full control at all times and can be sure only the right people have permission to access the servers,” states Bill Henneberry, Chief Technology Officer, Core Data Centres.