While security is a top concern for every business, there are unique challenges when it comes to protecting larger operations. For enterprise organizations that need to secure multiple offices across different sites and locations, enterprise security measures are necessary. But what is enterprise security, and how do you implement it? Enterprise security solutions are controls designed to prevent and detect threats, and protect both infrastructure and applications. Essentially, enterprise security architecture is a form of risk management that specifically caters to businesses managing users across a multi-site organization.
Enterprise physical security
When designing enterprise security architecture, it’s important to start with the basics. Physical security measures are necessary to define a business’s physical boundaries, and keep any unauthorized individuals out, while providing simple and easy-to-use access for authorized users. Some examples of common physical security include, access control systems, alarm systems, video surveillance, and gate control. With just one office or building, putting together a security plan can be complicated enough, however, physical security poses an additional challenge for any business with multiple locations, as each site likely has different risk factors and design elements to address. However, with the right tools in place, managing enterprise physical security doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking.
The first step in creating a good enterprise physical security plan is to do a complete security audit of your location. A SecurU security professional can help identify any weak points in your current set-up, and have been helping businesses choose the best tools for their enterprise for almost 30 years. Technology plays a vital role in managing security for multi-site enterprises. While many enterprise organizations will likely have on-site security teams to handle any issues, the right technology and tools can help keep admins informed, and automate some of the operations to keep things running smoothly, and reduce response times in case of an incident.
Enterprise Access Control
Benefits of cloud-based access control system management
One of the challenges of access control in enterprise businesses is managing the thousands of users and hundreds of entries in the system. Many companies have hired administrators solely to handle issuing key cards and managing on-site access credentials. However, a more modern solution could save you time and money. Access control systems that run in the cloud are a smart choice for enterprise organizations, as they can streamline user and system management thanks to remote access. With a cloud-based platform, admins can instantly add or revoke permissions from their device anywhere in the world—without having to meet in-person to activate a key card. Admins can even unlock the door remotely in the event somebody gets locked out or needs after-hours access. In the remote working world of post covid-19, the ability to manage access across all locations remotely is a feature that no business should be without.
In addition, cloud platforms offer better security than their on-premises counterparts. On-site servers are a sitting duck for anyone looking to damage on a business, and many legacy access control systems operate on outdated platforms and hardware that may be vulnerable. Cloud-based systems employ advanced encryption techniques to protect data sent, and remove one of the physical components that could be a target for threats. On-site servers also require in-person software upgrades and patches, which can take time to organize and complete. With a cloud-based system, you’ll get instant upgrades remotely, so your system is always protected with the most up-to-date software.
Cloud-based access control systems for enterprises can also reduce security costs over time. With a centralized management dashboard for all sites, security teams have greater visibility into all locations at once, which can inform ways to optimize your space. With every entry and all activity organized on a single interface, enterprise businesses can centralize their security teams and reduce overhead costs and administrative burden. Find out more about integrating your access control with the cloud here.
Find out more about enterprise level camera, and gate features next week!