What is Data Center Security?

Data center security is the virtual technology and physical practices used to protect a data center from internal and external threats.

The Importance of Physical Security

At its core, physical security is all about keeping your facilities and assets safe from environmental events and external threats. Often, the importance of physical security is overlooked by organizations and comes as a second thought to information security. It is important to realize that physical security violations can create more problems for an organization than a virus attack. If an organization does not take security seriously, their rapport and reputation could seriously be damaged in the event of a breach. On top of that, another risk involves power related issues causing surges or reliance on back-up generators and weather-related issues such as flooding and storms. Having a data center being purpose-built means that no matter what natural disaster comes about, your data will be safe and always on. The time is now to start placing physical security at the top of the priority list and know how to provide it to your customers.

An area to analyze when touring a data center are the different levels of security you experience when walking through. At LightEdge, we have 7-layers of security that include surveillance cameras, man traps, face scans, hand scans, 24/7 on-site staff, and many more. With these security layers in-place, you can have peace of mind knowing that your mission-critical data is safe.

Your colocation provider should never compromise on the latest and greatest measures to strengthen its infrastructure. The above infographic includes some data center must haves when it comes to what to look for in a data center colocation provider’s physical security.

Are You Sold on Having Data Center Security Standards?

Finding a colocation provider that meets the security requirements above will allow for you to grow your business without fear of interrupting your mission-critical infrastructure. Data center colocation providers protect your data in the case of an emergency. They do so through their physical building design, security tools and compliance expertise. Evaluating providers based on location, multi-factor authentication, redundancy, expert support and ROI will ensure your investment will yield the greatest benefits.

LightEdge has secure Hybrid Solution Center locations at our Des MoinesKansas CityOmaha, and newly acquired Austin and Raleigh data center facilities. With-top-of-the-line physical security features, customers can be sure their data, hosted in our compliant cloud, is protected to the highest extent. LightEdge has carrier neutral facilities with the ability to deliver high bandwidth, high reliability and low latency service.

Compliance and security are top priorities to guarantee that your data is protected. LightEdge is compliant with:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 20000-1
  • SSAE 18 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3
  • PCI DSS 3.2
  • NIST800-53

On top of our compliance experts, we have 24/7/365 support from a live technical expert. If you are interested in getting a tour of any of our data center facilities, contact us here. We have data center and security and compliance experts standing by to answer any of your questions.


Sean Stenger

With over 10 years of sales experience, Sean Stenger has gained extensive knowledge in driving profitable revenue growth using an objective oriented vision. With his skillset of identifying the addressable market, crafting compelling messages, and growing share market, he has earned his way in becoming a leader and LightEdge’s Vice President of Sales.

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