April 10, 2017
Why is security so important in data centers? Well, according to the 2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study the average cost of an information security breach is $4 million, with an average estimated cost of $154 per stolen record. Raritan believes that if a device is on a network, it has to have a set of security measures in place to protect the device, its data, and the network it is connected to.
Here is a list of Raritan’s PX security features:
Encryption: As rack PDUs are connected to management networks and even to the production networks, it is critical that any and all data sent or received by the PDUs are encrypted. We only enable secure encrypted communication by default – HTTPS and SSH. We use the strongest encryption in the industry as in:
Password Policies: With all the security measures available and implemented, passwords remain the most critical component of security. We provide several ways to ensure passwords are strong and current.
Firewall: Rack PDUs are accessed over the network for various reasons ranging from simple data collection to critical alert notifications, and even power control. With systems and users needing access from various segments of the corporate network, we believe it is critical to keep unauthorized access completely out through the following means:
Defense in Depth: Rack PDUs play a critical role in managing the power infrastructure and servers, using the PDUs remote power control functionality. Therefore, it is essential to protect against network breaches. We have implemented several security measures that keep the rack PDUs one step ahead of these threats:
Certificates: X.509 digital certificates ensure that both parties in a secure connection (TLS) are authorized users. As rack PDUs are increasingly accessed over public networks, having valid certificates protect against man-in-the-middle attacks. In order to make this process as efficient as possible, Raritan rack PDUs support two major types of certificates:
At Raritan, we take security very seriously given our 30+ years of pioneering experience in IT and data center management. We monitor US-CERT for reported security vulnerabilities to keep our customers secure. To learn more about our PX intelligent PDUs visit us at - http://www.raritan.com/products/power-distribution/intelligent-rack-pdus