Are Your Servers Getting Hacked Through The Airwaves? Here Is How To Protect Your Data
It’s a rare day in the data infrastructure industry when you’re not hearing about yet another sophisticated strategy developed by hackers to break into critical systems.
One of these approaches for breaching data has actually been around for a while but doesn’t get much press. That doesn’t mean it’s any less of a concern for national security and those organizations where data leaks could be catastrophic.
This type of nefarious process used by bad actors is called wireless hacking and it’s performed through the airwaves.
These sophisticated hackers are able to read information simply from the electromagnetic noise that your computers are generating when they’re executing commands.
When you have extremely valuable, sensitive information, people will spend time to figure out what’s happening in your servers by deciphering the noise.
This kind of detection and analysis can happen even outside of your data centers such as from the parking lots outside of the building.
If it wasn’t challenging enough to worry about protecting your data streams through the Internet, we have this difficulty to face as well.
Fortunately, the bright engineers at Enconnex have arrived at a cabinet-based solution for data centers that can protect your company’s vital information and activity.
It’s called DefenseShield and provides radio frequency (RF) shielding for your electronics within their enclosures.
“DefenseShield is simply an RF shielded I.T. rack, and it’s also referred to often as an EMC hardened enclosure,” Robert Faulkner, VP of Engineering and Operations for Enconnex said. “It’s all about defending your gear against attack. It’s going to block wireless, RF or any kind of Bluetooth.”
Essentially, the RF Shielded Cabinet acts as a faraday cage preventing interfering signals from entering or exiting the enclosure. Because it provides its protection at the cabinet level, it provides a much more mobile and scalable solution than a faraday cage approach.
The concerns for this level of shielding technology, of course, begins in the military but it also includes other organizations with critical data infrastructure like those of banking institutions or hospitals.
With more and more companies putting all of their eggs in the data center basket, the need for this solution will only expand.
“It’s not just for the military,” Faulkner said. “There’s concern about protecting public infrastructure, power grids, those types of things. And it’s also banks, where these attacks through the air could cost many millions.”
The DefenseShield is capable of blocking a variety of wireless ranges from one megahertz up to 40 gigahertz.
Instor is a premium provider and installer of Enconnex products and our team is well trained on their solutions.
If you have any questions and want to learn more about the wide range of solutions provided by Enconnex, make sure to contact us today.
“With more and more companies putting all of their eggs in the data center basket, the need for this solution will only expand.”
“It’s all about defending your gear against attack. It’s going to block wireless, RF or any kind of Bluetooth.”
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