Should I lock my server room? Here’s, why your server room should not double down as your storage room.
The answer is YES! No matter how small or big you’re business is, access to your server room should be restricted. In this article, we explain why you should limit access and how you can practically do it.
The big WHY???
Things like business information, customer and employee details to revenue figures, the whole reason you’re keeping it is because it’s either important to your business. Left open, nothing is stoping your anyone from walking out the gates with these data
2) Open Space, Pantang
This opens your server room to several kinds of risk. E.g. Fire, water and tripping.
Locking it off is the only surefire way to stop employees from management downward using it as a dumping ground for all the office supplies.
3) Accidental Damage
Scenario 1: The cleaner comes in, unplugs your servers to use the power outlet for a vacuum cleaner, or uses a spare port and overloads the power supply.
Scenario 2: An employee comes in to make a phone call and decide to lean against the server rack and send it toppling over, damaging the equipment in the process.
Both the scenario’s above could have been prevented with a locked door.
4) Intentional Damage
5) Personal Harm
Now the HOW???
1) Biometric Lock
2) Logging Server Room Access
When using a Key Card or Biometric Lock, you can log exactly who accesses the server room, when they did it, and for how long. This is especially useful if someone damages or sabotages the servers and you need to establish a timeline.
3) Auto-closing Door & Strike-plate Alarm System
4) Disable the USB ports
5) Through the IT Department/ IT Manager’s Office
Like the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”. An unlocked door is a bomb waiting to explode.
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