With the exponential growth of data usage across various industries, data centers are responsible for safeguarding highly sensitive and confidential data. Protecting these important facilities from targeted sabotage or criminally motivated attacks is paramount especially considering that data breaches and security incidents are becoming increasingly costly.

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The importance of data center security is often focused on cyber security, and the increase in hacking activity. Although cyber attacks can be extremely costly - both to the organisations that suffer the breach as well as the individuals and companies whose data is exposed or lost - perimeter security should not be overlooked.

Owing to the critical role that data centers play both in the government and commercial sphere, these facilities can fall victim to targeted attacks - which can range from robberies to organised crime, or even terrorism.

The cost of a physical attack is often challenging to determine, as the consequences of such an attack can be diverse and far-reaching; from shareholders losing confidence in the company to costly operational downtime and to customers taking the company to court for loss of confidential data. An attack on a mission critical government data center can even be a matter of national security.

A recent foiled bombing plot against a data center in the US has highlighted that the physical security of data centers simply cannot be overlooked.



To secure data centers against potential physical attack, it is very important that resources and budgets are allocated to mitigate risk. Any data center should be designed, built and maintained to withstand everything from accidental trespassers to determined intruders.

Effective physical security must harden the perimeter against potential breaches, thereby dissuading potential attackers and delaying determined attackers. Entry and exit points need to prioritise the flow of authorised access, and control and deny the access of unauthorised people and vehicles.

Every data centre is different and will face unique threats to its perimeter security. A site analysis is therefore crucial to identify key risk areas and propose a fit-for-purpose solution.

Nylofor 2D For a data Center


Securifor 4D is the ultimate in heavy weldmesh panel fencing when the highest degree of security is needed. With individual alternating wires, the panel is 10 times stronger than a flat panel.

  • Delay Intruders: Securifor 4D’s unique feature of alternating wires makes cutting it cumbersome when a breach is attempted. The small mesh apertures offer no toe or finger holds, making it near impossible to climb. This results in a longer delay time between the first attempt and possible breach, offering response teams and reaction mechanisms adequate time to deploy and intercept effectively.
  • Essential Visibility: Securifor 4D offers excellent visibility through the fence, critical for use with CCTV and surveillance systems.
  • Discreet Perimeter Protection: Securifor 4D has a minimal visual impact on the environment due to its sleek and clean design, and is available in many colour options to be incorporated into an overall look and feel.
  • Fewer posts, fewer accessories, and less concrete: Securifor 4D panels are produced in longer lengths, compared to other Securifor panels, and still achieve increased rigidity. Consequently, the installation is more price competitive. Fewer posts, fewer accessories, and less concrete are needed.


Project Experience Betafence Data Center


Betafence has helped multiple customers around the globe to secure the perimeters of their data centres. We have also successfully engineered unique internal security partitioning for server rooms.

We understand that the details of any data centre security project can be highly classified, and are committed to managing all our projects with the required confidentiality.