Kredi Kayıt Bürosu (KKB) was founded by the then nine leading banks of Turkey on 11th April, 1995, which is a highly regarded financial institution in Turkey and has a total of 156 members. The KKB Anadolu Data Center is located in the capital city of Ankara across 43,000 square meters of land, comprising three main sections. The facility is equipped with protection systems against lightning and earthquake.
The data center has cabinet system in place while access to data racks require biometric authentication. The center is equipped with numerous data racks for which they required a display device at the entrance. Each rack was locked with physical locks but the center required a cost effective solution that did not include a device for each rack. Moreover, they required devices that supported both smart card authentication as well as door locks. The center authorities were looking forward to provide the supervisors with an additional option of authentication through RFID cards. With respect to gaining access, they wanted a solution that would grant access through two steps, biometric authentication and physically opening the locking system. Finally, the center wanted a solution that could alert them in case of situations such as a door being left open.
Matrix, in association with SouthCo, provided the KKB Anadolu Data Center with the following solution: To enable a display device at the entrance, integrated with the biometric device Matrix integrated data center solution with a touch screen display. Whenever any user tries to access the data center with their biometric credentials, the touch screen would display a list of racks the respective user is authorized to access. From the display, the user would be allowed to choose the racks he/ she would like to access. Once the user is granted access into the chosen racks, they will be allowed to access the same for a pre-defined period of time. User based access ensures the security of sensitive company data. They also installed 200 COSEC ARCs at the entry/ exit of racks between 400 SouthCo locks, one between two door locks, making it a costeffective solution for the center. Additionally, the COSEC ARC also provides the admin personnel with real-time notifications such as SMS or email notifications in case of any mishaps such as an open door, a forced opened door, door being left open etc. The personnel can also gather customized reports on events like who, when and which rack was accessed.
- Maintenance of diverse data.
- Foolproof security with biometric user-wise rack access.
- Accurate records of who accessed data center at what time.