The data centre security market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3% over the next five years, increasing from a valuation of $6.46 billion in 2013, to hit a market value of $13.77 billion in 2018.
A data centre is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices.
However, this development is also causing new security risks such as more sophisticated viruses, worms, spyware and unauthorised access over the physical and virtualised data centers. Many organisations have come up with an ever evolving data centre security solution to secure and defend data centre and to deliver secure, dynamic information while identifying vulnerabilities and risks.
Data centre security solution provides multilayer security for the servers and networks in the data centre infrastructure as well as provides end-to-end security management for the data stored in it. In addition to these, it also offers unprecedented levels of targeted security, encryption techniques, antivirus, and firewalls without hampering performance.
Physical security plays a large role with data centers. Physical access to the site is usually restricted to selected personnel, with controls including bollards and mantraps. Video camera surveillance and permanent security guards are almost always present if the data centre is large or contains sensitive information on any of the systems within. The use of finger print recognition man traps is starting to be commonplace.
Through data centre security solutions, IT and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) organisations are availing the benefits such as protecting their business from internal and external threats, ensuring visibility over the data at rest and in motion, secured data access and data loss prevention.
Notable players working within the data centre security market include Cisco, IBM, HP, Juniper Networks, Trend Micro, Check Point Software Technologies and Dell.
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