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Log4J vulnerability – Kentix systems not affected

The critical vulnerability (Log4Shell) in the widely used Java library Log4J leads to an extremely critical threat situation, according to the BSI. The BSI has therefore issued a cyber security warning of red alert level.
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Log4J vulnerability – Kentix systems not affected

How well is the IT of municipal utilities and suppliers secured against physical damage?

In addition to cybersecurity, the physical protection of IT environments is underestimated by many people in charge. However, smouldering fires, water ingress, high temperatures or unauthorised access are often responsible for failures.
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How well is the IT of municipal utilities and suppliers secured against physical damage?

Gerd Simon becomes advisory council member

The aim is to provide data centre operators with the right tools for maximum security by focusing on security automation, analytics and AI.
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Gerd Simon becomes advisory council member

Kentix nominates Data Center Specialist Gerd Simon as advisory board member

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Physical security specialist Kentix continues to expand in the field of data center security, focusing on security automation and AI

Idar-Oberstein, 15.07.2021 +++ In the last 10 years, Kentix GmbH has developed into a system provider and managed security provider for physical security of ICT infrastructures and especially for widely distributed IoT infrastructures based on a “zero trust” architecture. Today, these system solutions also reliably secure the ICT systems of many thousands of companies across all industries and sizes, as well as those of institutions and public authorities. “Currently, we are further developing our solutions in the direction of data center automation, analytics and AI, in order to provide data center operators in particular with an intelligent tool for further operational optimization,” says Thomas Fritz, CEO of Kentix GmbH. “Whether edge, colocation – or enterprise data center, our integrated software platform KentixOS offers extreme advantages for the secure operation of critical infrastructures, which include data centers in particular. Here we want to offer our customers significant added value with our security analytics approach. To this end, we have been able to win Gerd Simon, who will support us in an advisory capacity as a strategic advisor.” (more…)

Kentix nominates Data Center Specialist Gerd Simon as advisory board member

Physical security in 10 steps

In addition to security at the information technology level, many IT managers underestimate the physical dangers that can paralyse the technical infrastructure in server and technical rooms and data centres.
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Physical security in 10 steps

The network expert – Mattias Fridström from Telia Carrier

Mattias Fridström has been Chief Evangelist at Telia Carrier since 2016 and is an absolute network enthusiast. In his presentation “Global Network Trends” he offers deep insights into the networked economy

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The network expert – Mattias Fridström from Telia Carrier

What should be considered for rack protection?

Consideration of physical threats to data centres is essential – along with cybersecurity – to securing critical infrastructures. This applies right down to the rack level.

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What should be considered for rack protection?

Dual SmartPDU is the perfect solution for edge server racks

The Dual SmartPDU combines two PDUs in one housing and is therefore particularly cost- and space-saving. All the advantages of two separate PDUs with separate feed and intelligent monitoring are retained.

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Dual SmartPDU is the perfect solution for edge server racks

Intelligent system security for server racks

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Idar-Oberstein, 30.09.2020 +++

The new DoorLock-RA4 is an advanced mechatronic IoT system component in the Kentix SmartAccess portfolio that does more than just open and close server and data cabinets. It may look like a handle for IT racks and can also do everything an server cabinet door handle must be able to do. But behind it is a well engineered access control system that can be scaled to an unlimited extent, with intelligent software and an app that also allows access via smartphone and smartwatch. In addition, the mechatronic unit of the robust die-cast plastic handle contains an RFID reader for Mifare-DESFire media and a touch-PIN keyboard. As a so-called lifting or folding handle, it takes up less space when opened compared to conventional swivel handles and is more ergonomic to operate. The integration with all important and open system standards with REST-API, LDAP, SNMP V2/3 is easy and the administration is very comfortable thanks to the integrated web interface. A clearly visible LED bar with additional acoustic feedback makes operation doubly safe. Only one PoE-compatible Ethernet port is required for operation.

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Intelligent system security for server racks

Minimising physical threats in the rack – New SmartPDU is an all-in-one solution for securing server cabinets

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  • Kentix’s new SmartPDU enables seamless monitoring of the power supply, environment including early fire detection and rack closure
  • Calculation of Power Usage Effectiveness possible without using external software
  • Kentix CEO: “The integrated residual current monitoring contributes to higher electrical safety as well as increased fire protection.”

Idar-Oberstein, 16.12.2020 +++ Kentix, the specialist for holistic and scalable IoT solutions to protect business-critical infrastructures, releases the SmartPDU as the latest offshoot of its PDU series. Kentix thus offers a scalable all-in-one system solution for seamless monitoring of power, environment with early fire detection and rack closure. As a central control element, the modular PDU takes over the redundant complete monitoring of all important parameters in the server cabinet. Required function extensions can either be mapped via hardware modules or enabled in the software, whereby the concept takes several speech levels into account. In addition to the single PDUs, the series also includes dual variants with 40 U (vertical) or 2 U (horizontal). These offer an all-round security package to meet ISO 27001 requirements, especially for applications in edge computing.

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Minimising physical threats in the rack – New SmartPDU is an all-in-one solution for securing server cabinets
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