Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 33

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
TORMOD REE , CEO OF AVA SECURITY

Businesses and organizations across industries are shifting more towards the cloud , making data centers even more attractive targets . A recent survey from Ava Security revealed that 79 % of US firms and 51 % of UK companies have already accelerated their cloud migration plans . from the cloud , end-to-end encrypted data and metadata . To maintain uninterrupted operations and peak efficiency , it ’ s essential that the security solution includes an overview of data from sensors that allow keeping track of temperature , air quality and humidity sensors across the facilities .

Data centers typically face sophisticated criminals , utilizing a combination of physical and cyberattack vectors , as well as having to adhere to various regulatory compliance demands . A unified approach across both physical and cybersecurity that offers operational insights and is flexible , efficient and intelligent is the key to solving these challenges and keeping data centers safe .
Anyone , from the IT Director and Security Manager to the Compliance or Operations Managers of a data center provider , can benefit from a centralized security system that unifies video and cybersecurity , access control , operational insights from environmental sensors and compliance rules .
Today ’ s data centers should deploy a solution that can monitor video surveillance footage proactively , manage access control events , perform license plate recognition and detect unusual sounds to mitigate security threats before it ’ s too late .
This video management system should be able to leverage Machine Learning to understand perimeters and behaviors , perform anomaly detection and identify and track people of interest , vehicles and other objects to send instant alerts .
The security system should be protected from cyberattacks with automatic updates of the software
For compliance , data center providers ’ IT and security teams should be able to have secure remote access to the system and share footage and events with relevant stakeholders and auditors securely .
A video security system like Ava Cloud Video Security integrates with existing security cameras , access
A unified approach across both physical and cybersecurity that offers operational insights and is flexible , efficient and intelligent is the key to solving these challenges and keeping data centers safe .
control systems , dashboards , monitoring systems , sensors and APIs to get more value and visibility in a single view .
It extends the same real-time anomaly detection , proactive notifications and smart search capabilities of Ava Aware Cloud across an entire deployment with one interface for direct cloud-connected Ava devices and existing on-premises cameras . It also includes Two-Factor Authentication ( 2FA ) and Single Sign-On ( SSO ) for seamless authentication and authorization .
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