In today’s hyper-connected smart buildings, every network connection is a door into your network. To avoid unauthorized access, you need to lock down every layer and secure every point of entry—from encryption at the application level, to authentication, virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls and, finally, physical layer security. As with every element in the network, the physical layer infrastructure is a critical part of proper planning against intrusion or other worst-case scenarios.
Security has traditionally been implemented at the higher, logical layers of the network. As commercial building networks evolve, becoming more heavily integrated into all aspects of the enterprise, the physical layer becomes a more attractive target.
Resourcery Plc recommends the CommScope’s imVision® Automated infrastructure management (AIM) systems with the unique ability to monitor and map all authorized and unauthorized changes to the physical layer in real-time. Using intelligent cabling, connectors and patch panels, they automatically document all changes and alert personnel to new and non-scheduled connections, such as an intruder plugging in a laptop to gain unauthorized access.
Alternatively, the AIM system can integrate with an existing intrusion detection system to identify and communicate the exact location to the intrusion detection system. CommScope’s imVision® can also be integrated with enterprise anti-virus software to identify rogue or infected devices by physical location—minimizing the cost and damage during an attack.
Incorporated in 1984, Resourcery Plc is a leading Nigerian information technology systems integrator with offices in Lagos, Abuja, and Ghana. With a wide partnership base of global leaders in networking, data security, data centres, servers, storage and collaboration we integrate best of breed solutions to match our customer’s needs. Our local knowledge, extensive track record and experience set us apart in the industry.
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