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Data Center Security

Secure Facilities to Protect Your Data, Systems and IT Infrastructure


A Culture of Security

Data center physical security has never been more important. A data center breach can disrupt business, expose customer data and even destroy a company's reputation.

To safeguard your data center deployment, CoreSite maintains the highest level of physical security with facility design features, the latest in security technology and a well-trained security team on-site 24x7x365. CoreSite colocation data centers are compliance-verified by independent audits and continually tested to meet the toughest security requirements.

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Security Teams Are Essential to Security

Because people are irreplaceable in a truly comprehensive defense-in-depth strategy.

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CoreSite security staff are onsite around the clock, every day of the year to protect your organization’s IT infrastructure, in accordance with data center security standards best practices. CoreSite's security personnel are certified, and every CoreSite Data Center Operations (DCO) Technician is also well-trained and security qualified through our rigorous, extensive security training program.
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Compliance with industry standards verifies CoreSite's unwavering commitment to physical security. Each year, CoreSite facilities are validated by independent auditors for a range of security-related regulations, including ISO 27001, SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, NIST 800-53, HIPAA and PCI DSS – so you can rest easy, confident that your colocated data center is secure and compliant.
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Physical security is a key factor in data center security, and the outer perimeter is the first line of defense. CoreSite colocation facilities include best practices such as eight-foot perimeter fencing and 24/7 video surveillance with 360-degree view high-resolution exterior cameras. CoreSite facilities also feature mantraps, biometric scanners and real-time server room monitoring.
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All CoreSite facilities require personalized security badges for access. In addition, server rooms and suites require dual authentication via badge and biometric fingerprint scanner. Further, cages and cabinets are key locked and monitored by video. CoreSite customers can also opt to add card readers and biometric scanners to their deployment for added protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS DATA CENTER SECURITY? Data center security is the practice of applying security controls to the data center. The goal is to protect it from threats that could compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of business information assets or intellectual property.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CYBERSECURITY AND DATA CENTER PHYSICAL SECURITY? The purpose of cybersecurity is to prevent a compromise of systems, software and data. The purpose of data center physical security is to prevent a compromise of the physical hardware housed within the data center.
WHAT IS DATA CENTER PHYSICAL SECURITY? Data center physical security is the practice of applying security controls to prevent a compromise of the physical servers housed within the data center.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DATA CENTER PHYSICAL SECURITY? Data center physical security includes perimeter security; access controls for the facility, server rooms, cages and cabinets; and a team of security trained individuals.
WHAT IS A DATA CENTER BREACH? A data breach is a security issue that exposes applications, data and other confidential, sensitive or protected information to an unauthorized person.
WHAT IS A MANTRAP? A mantrap is a secured entry space between the exterior and interior of the building, making it more difficult for an intruder to follow behind ("tailgate") an authorized person.