Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ControlCircle is a global network services provider delivering resilient networking solutions to blue chip businesses in the financial, accounting forensics, insurance and gaming industries in 11 different countries. They lease space in third party data centers, so state-of-the art physical security is extremely important to ensure performance and continuity of their customers’ data and compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).
The electronic locking system ControlCircle deployed was no longer providing the full accountability needed to meet our customers’ strict security standards.
“We considered solutions offered by dedicated rack manufacturers and we also looked at TZ. Once we experienced the TZ system, we were sold on two key points – cost and functionality.” Matt Holloway, ControlCircle’s Global Data Center Director
ControlCircle found that the cost of the TZ solution and its implementation was lower than other solutions. But even more importantly, unlike other systems they looked at, TZ Centurion offered full system accountability, reporting and was very energy efficient as the TZ locking systems do not need constant power draw when in the locked state.
The TZ Centurion system offered sophisticated accountability and security in the event of a power failure – with the TZ system, cabinet and rack doors are maintained in a locked state rather than default to open like many other options.
The first TZ Centurion deployment was installed in eight cabinets at a ControlCircle customer data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The next installations were for the data centers of large banking institutions at another site in Amsterdam and a site in London.
ControlCircle continue to implement the TZ Centurion Server software as they roll out nw locations, helping them maintain and remotely manage physical security across more than 600 customer cabinets from their central location in the UK.