More than the OS and applications, your server infrastructure is key to modern data center security. To protect your servers against cyberattacks throughout the lifecycle, EMA analysts recommend the following:
Built-in vs. bolted-on security
Security shouldn’t be an afterthought, but rather an integral part of the overall server design. From the beginning, Dell EMC builds deep protection into the PowerEdge server architecture, providing end-to-end security for your data center from server deployment through retirement.
Security by design
Server security should be designed to protect, detect, and recover data across your entire system. Based upon Dell EMC’s 20+ years as a tier-1 hardware partner, PowerEdge servers include powerful features like a cryptographic silicon root of trust that authenticates BIOS and firmware during the server boot process.
Server integrity from silicon to system
Whether caused by malware, unauthorized changes, or failed patches, issues that threaten your system’s integrity must be detected and managed quickly. Dell EMC’s proprietary integrated iDRAC continuously monitors the system to detect, log and send alerts about changes in configuration parameters across the firmware.
If an attack does change a component outside the OS, the right tools for rapid recovery are essential. PowerEdge servers include a built-in automatic recovery feature that restores the server to a trusted state, even if the attack is made against the BIOS, firmware, signed drivers, or any signed components.
Modernize with PowerEdge servers and stay protected with integrated security
Analysts say attacks on firmware are becoming a greater threat to systems, making a cyber-resilient server architecture essential to the modern data center. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, deliver comprehensive management tools and robust layers of security to protect hardware and firmware throughout the server lifecycle.
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