Robust engineering systems for business environments critically dependent on the integrity of reliable

September 21, 2018

Business critical engineering systems provide core operational support for businesses. Data centres, switching centres, financial trading and transaction processing are examples of environments critically dependent on the integrity of reliable, robust engineering systems. DigiConsult vast experience of engineering and ICT for business-critical environments is mandating for robust engineering system for business environments critically dependent on the integrity of reliable.

Designing an efficient data integrity

Data integrity is the assurance that digital information is uncorrupted and can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness of data over its entire lifecycle.

To maintain integrity, data must not be changed in transit and steps must be taken to ensure that data cannot be altered by an unauthorized person or program. Such measures include implementing user access controls and version control to prevent erroneous changes or accidental deletion by authorized users. Other measures include the use of checksums and cryptographic checksums to verify integrity. Network administration measures to ensure data integrity include documenting system administration procedures, parameters and maintenance activities, and creating disaster recovery plans for occurrences such as power outages, server failure or security attacks. Should data become corrupted, backups or redundancies must be available to restore the affected data to its correct state.

Measures must also be taken to ensure integrity by controlling the physical environment of networked terminals and servers because data consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness can also be threatened by environmental hazards such as heat, dust or electrical problems. Practices followed to protect data integrity in the physical environment include keeping transmission media (such as cables and connectors) covered and protected to ensure that they cannot be tapped, and protecting hardware and storage media from power surges, electrostatic discharges and magnetism.

creation of data centres that are highly resistant to any operational shutdown

Highly-reliable supply of electricity
Data centres ensure a highly-dependable power supply with multiplexed power supply systems and reliable redundant facilities. Incoming power is received via underground cables and multiple routes, and are not subject to risk factors such as the lightning strike or similar. Even in worst-case scenarios, a steady power supply is available via onsite EG’s (emergency generators).

A world-leading level of security
Central monitoring systems as well as multiple security mechanisms, we maintain a secure environment with the highest level of technology and know-how in terms of both hardware and software. Based on the principle that only the highest levels of information security is the foundation for continued customer trust, we have acquired certification for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) Conformity Assessment System (not applicable to some sites), as well as Privacy Mark qualifications.


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