Gyron are a leading UK provider of data centre services. The dynamic company has expanded from their London Docklands facility to a new site in Hemel Hempstead, where they offer customers the highest standards for colocation and managed hosting.
They have a diverse range of clients, from government departments and large IT consultancies to multi-billion dollar global enterprises. It is essential to offer them a high level of security at Gyron's facilities.
Ben Miller, Gyron's Operations Director says: "Think of us as technical landlords, some customers are hosting up to a quarter of a million websites each. They really need to be sure of how advanced our technical facilities are."
Robin Balen, Gyron's Managing Director says: "In addition to ensuring all the technical aspects of our new centre are first class, we needed to ensure that our security systems are top class as well."
An important part of the security offered is the access control system. Robin says: "Without access control we wouldn't have any customers."
Net2 provides the flexibility needed and the audit trail that is essential for Gyron's business. Anyone visiting Gyron has to pass through stringent security. Barriers and rising bollards protect the car park, with the secure data centre guarded by a full height, bullet proof glass ‘man trap'.
Users gain access using their token then, once inside, an iris recognition reader checks their credentials and performs an ultrasonic scan to ensure only one person is present, before granting access to the secure area. The iris reader is linked into the Net2 system, giving a full event log of people moving into and out of this area.
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