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April 26, 2016

Colocation Offers Effective, Efficient Security for Financial Services Companies

Companies in the financial services industry are tasked with managing valuable data that is frequently targeted by hackers. As an object of cyber criminals’ interests, financial service companies must employ first-rate security protocols and meet regulations like PCI DSS requirements, SOX, and GLBA. The responsibility of maintaining impenetrable virtual and physical security often overtaxes a company’s resources, demanding time and money that would be better spent on core business.

By outsourcing your data’s security to a third-party data management solution, like QTS, your staff can rest easy and focus on what they do best. With superior virtual and physical security measures, a fully implemented colocation solution takes away the distraction of data security so you can attend to your business. QTS’ colocation services keep your data safe and your compliance up to date, allowing you to better serve your customers.

As a prime target of hackers, security protocols are at the forefront of a financial service company’s thoughts. QTS facilities are equipped with secure fencing, visitor screening, video monitoring, roving guard patrols, and restricted card or biometric access. KeyWatcher, an additional security feature, records all key movements and tracks who removes keys and how long they are gone. Customers also have 24-hour on-line visibility into their hosted environments through the QTS Customer Portal.

In addition to safety, a concern for financial services customers is the functionality of a company’s digital technology. Companies must be prepared to handle large amounts of data securely for purposes like online banking. Because QTS facilities are designed for long-term ownerships and scalability, your data solution can grow with your business. By colocating your data, your business’ establishment is not in danger of being outgrown.

Based on the size of your business and storage needs, you can choose from single cabinets, multi-rack cages, and private suites. Cabinets and cages offer secure combination locks, and custom suites offer further security including badge readers and biometric access. When planning, configuring and installing your data center, you will be assisted by QTS Data Center Operations (DCO) engineers. DCO engineers’ knowledge of networking, operating systems and structured cabling will ensure your data solution’s maximum up-time and reliability.

Perhaps the best component of QTS’ Financial Services Solutions is the unmatched support you receive from our team of expert engineers, technicians, and project managers. The QTS team provides full life-cycle support, keeping your systems running efficiently and effectively while reducing overhead costs. With QTS’ Remote Hands and Eyes (RH&E), a QTS technician is on site 24x7x365 to deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot your equipment.

QTS’ Financial Services Solutions and colocation can reduce capital expenses and increase efficiency, maintaining up-time and compliance standards for you. Put your attention back on your business; we’ll handle your data. That’s Data Solved.

To learn more about QTS’ Financial Services Solutions, click here. For more information on how QTS can help, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
data, security, colocation