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EU-GDPR: Physical IT safety is also data security

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, in short EU-GDPR, comes into force in May 2018 and will fundamentally change the Federal Data Protection Act. This poses a major challenge for companies, as non-compliance can result in millions in fines. It is not only important to observe the clear consent to receive e-mails, but also physical IT security must be brought to fruition. But what does physical IT security have to do with data protection according to EU GDPR? (more…)

EU-GDPR: Physical IT safety is also data security2018-03-09T10:24:28+01:00

All-Round Physical Security For Senior Citizens’ Residence

The Ahrtal Residence in Bad Neuenahr, Germany, is a senior citizens’ residence in charming surroundings. The residents remain independent in their way of living here. At the same time, they enjoy a high level of security and comfort. However, the existing fire alarm system had become outdated, did not comply with regulatory requirements and had to be renewed. One of the main specifications was to avoid cabling work so that the tenants would not be disturbed by construction and the according noise and dirt. (more…)

All-Round Physical Security For Senior Citizens’ Residence2018-02-26T15:48:24+01:00

Efficient IT Rack Monitoring – In 3 Easy Steps

IT Rack Monitoring

Successfully planning and implementing IT infrastructures also includes a well thought-out usage of IT and distribution cabinets. They contain high quality server and network technology that has to be physically secured – in order to avoid theft or tampering with sensitive data on the one hand, and on the other hand in order to keep mission-critical IT processes running flawlessy. Find out how easy it can be to guarantee the physical security of server racks and to fulfill regulatory requirements. (more…)

Efficient IT Rack Monitoring – In 3 Easy Steps2017-07-12T11:01:28+01:00

Access Control Online Or Offline – How To Best Meet Your Needs

Access control online or offline - what is the difference?

Most companies have one goal in common: The premises are to be protected against burglary, theft and unauthorized access as comprehensively as possible. Quite often, however, the actual implementation of this project is their weak point. The question that comes up first is, which access solution best suits my needs? First and foremost, the entrepreneur has to make an important choice: Access control online or offline – and what actually is the difference? (more…)

Access Control Online Or Offline – How To Best Meet Your Needs2017-06-30T13:12:19+01:00

Access securely linked across the entire hospital

Especially in critical areas such as the healthcare sector, there are many regulatory requirements for the security of IT infrastructures and data protection in effect. Particularly patient data needs to be reliably secured at all times. Unauthorized access to critical areas can quickly lead to high and sometimes irrevocable damage. That is why appropriate safety measures are important which will, at best, prevent any disturbance before it even happens and alarm the responsible persons in case of an emergency. A smart access control system such as the Kentix DoorLock® offers protection against burglary, sabotage and non authorized access to laboratories, practices, medicine cabinets, IT rooms and other critical areas – all with just one system. (more…)

Access securely linked across the entire hospital2018-02-27T16:47:02+01:00

Kentix Excels in Fiber POP sites

The point of presence (POP) acts as the starting point for the optical fiber path to the subscriber. The main functions of this “access node” include: to house all active transmission equipment from the telecom provider, to manage all fiber terminations and to facilitate the interconnection between optical fibers and active equipment. Optical networking equipment carries information using light waves via fiber optic cables. Large amounts of data are transmitted. Network operators deploy systems to carry communications between continents, across countries, between cities and within large metropolitan areas. Growth in bandwidth-intensive services – like streaming high-definition videos, mobile broadband and the growth of Cloud Services – is driving the need for increased bandwidth. (more…)

Kentix Excels in Fiber POP sites2017-04-10T09:52:17+01:00

Why a certification according to ISO 27001 pays off

Digitalization is progressing further and further – with all its advantages and risks. Avoiding it has become virtually impossible for businesses. That is why it is important to know how to successfully use the chances that industry 4.0 brings with it while at the same time repelling the threats. Regulations for the security of information technology are playing a big role in this. One of them is the ISO 27001 – but why is a certification according to specifically this guideline worthwhile? (more…)

Why a certification according to ISO 27001 pays off2017-04-07T09:30:41+01:00

New law for higher security of critical infrastructures

Mission-critical infrastructures such as power plants, public transport, banks or hospitals are subject to very strict safety precaution. Outages or failures could lead to severe consequences and impair national security. Now, the EU committee has passed a new law that is to provide higher IT security for relevant companies. Supply shortages are thus to be avoided and putting national security at risk ought to be prevented pre-emptively. (more…)

New law for higher security of critical infrastructures2017-04-07T10:28:19+01:00