EMKA UK and Digitus bring biometric access control to the data center

October 13, 2014 - 

EMKA UK and Digitus Biometrics have developed a new biometric operated handle that provides a unique fingerprint technology, which is stored and processed in the handle on the server cabinet with an “Indisputable Audit Trail” to protect valuable data.

As two of the leading manufacturers in the physical data center security and data cabinet market, EMKA provides locking technology for data cabinets while Digitus provides a range of biometric and card access solutions.

Their new handle, the first of its kind, is compliant with various data privacy rules and regulations, including PCI, SOX, SSAE 16 and HIPPA.

Strict safety measures at a data center is crucial, especially when considering that breaches of security at data centers comprise over 40% of data loss, sabotage and attack.

The need for physical access control on server cabinets is particularly important in corporate facilities, where data centers are potentially exposed to an even greater number of employees.

This higher volume of employees makes a data center even more vulnerable to theft of thumb drive data and the server itself.

The single, networked platform is able to deliver biometric access control to every access point within an enterprise, with an indisputable audit trail, making it significant step toward unifying compliance and security programs.

The companies have already installed more than 500 new biometric handles, none of which have been breached.

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