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Google uses security fencing to protect data centre

Google uses security fencing to protect data centre
Web giant Google uses security fencing to protect its data centre, it has been reported.

According to ITProPortal, the search firm has released a video shot at its data centre in South Carolina, US, that shows the physical and virtual security measures it has in place to protect user data.

Google has been notoriously secretive in the past about the steps it takes to keep its user data from falling into the wrong hands.

The video shows that the centre is surrounded by metal security fencing, complete with manned guarding, in operation 24/7.

Additional protection in the guise of CCTV, linked to a control team, is also in place.

Security measures go from physical to virtual once beyond the perimeter line, with employees required to enter a Google ID badge and retinal scan to gain entry.

User data security hit the headlines this month when hackers infiltrated Sony's PlayStation Network, stealing user data. The firm admitted that the security breach meant all of its 77 million global users may have had their account details, including credit card details, stolen.

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Date: 28/04/2011 08:32:11

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