Biometrics offer security where it’s needed most

Biometrics offer security where it’s needed most

Businesses need to protect their infrastructure from malicious intent, both inside their facility and from outside the plant, and many are exploring the benefits of biometric technology as a security option. 

How to protect server cabs and data centers
Worldwide, companies are suffering upwards of $400 billion in losses from criminal activity, a Center for Internet Security Studies report showed. Another study conducted by the FBI Internet Crime Center gave vastly different numbers.  Biometric security developers are creating products that can cut criminal and fraud losses by protecting their hard physical assets like server cabinets and data security centers with fingerprint technology. By employing fingerprint scanners, a business can secure facility access points and harden the data center and servers that hold vital and critical proprietary data. The biometric industry is primed and ready to help any business looking to create a cutting-edge security system or upgrade their current protection operation.

Finding the overall cost of crime's affect on a business is a good way of starting to see where the vulnerabilities are. Fingerprint scanning is a non-duplicable method of identification that records an employee's unique fingerprint pattern into an access database. The only person who can gain access to the facility using that method of access is the person whose fingerprint matches the one in the database. This way, security personnel knows where all staff are located and are able to cover the data security center at all times. 

Controlling access
One aspect of protection is controlling personnel access to the facility. Many companies utilize password protection as their only means of controlling who goes in to or exits. Because passwords can be hacked or breached, they are not considered to be the most effective way of controlling access. Biometric access control is a burgeoning technology that uses fingerprint scanning at designated access points. Because neither of these technologies can be duplicated, more companies are beginning to install biometric equipment as the primary portion of their security, not as a supplement or back-up, anymore.

Reported industry losses to criminal activity show that companies and their management need to be diligent about their security. The protection methods they choose to employ need to be current, powerful and modifiable if they don't want to be among leaders in fiscal losses because they dropped the ball on securing their infrastructure well.

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