Protecting your digital infrastructure to the highest global standards

Remove operational complexity and embed yourself within a DTA Certified Strategic, secure and sovereign ecosystem.

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Protected by six layers of security. From the perimeter, comprehensive electronic surveillance to biometric controls and self-managed electronic rack locking; your critical infrastructure is protected.

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24x7 onsite security monitoring and security operations centre. Integrated surveillance and access management backed by proactive, round-the-clock, NEXTDC-employed security and customer service teams.

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Removing certification and compliance auditing complexity. Upholding the highest levels of safety and protection across a comprehensive array of physical security standards so you don’t have to invest and manage internally.

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Keeping Australian sovereign data in Australia. We are DTA Certified Strategic. Every NEXTDC facility is sovereign and secure to the highest level of certification for hosting Government data.

Security central to digital strategy

Digital systems, infrastructure and the data they manage are mission critical when it comes to organisational success.

With 39% of organisations experiencing a data breach between 2019-2021, keeping up with security in our Multi-Cloud world is harder than two years ago. And the threat landscape is continuing to mature in terms of frequency and sophistication of attacks.

Today, our physical and cyber environments have merged, and creating a holistic approach to security risk management in the digital era requires strategic thinking and partnerships.

As pressure continues to rise around data protection, an enhanced security risk management posture is best achieved by partnering strategically with a trusted provider to take on the heavy lifting and get you to your ideal state, faster and safely.

NEXTDC Security Partners

NEXTDC has been built on the belief that experience counts. We take great pride in delivering a phenomenal experience for our customers, every single time, no matter the interaction. In order to achieve this goal, we partner with suppliers who understand our business and our requirement to build well-structured, secure and protected data centres.

NEXTDC collaborates proactively with the world’s leading physical and electronic security systems developers to maintain the highest levels of compliance. These are trusted partners working with us every day to improve our security posture so that our customers’ critical infrastructure and data is always kept safe. From perimeter protection to physical access and electronic surveillance, we deliver a federated security model that enables a standardised customer experience across all facilities.


Integrated security management delivers defence-in-depth posture with optimised customer experience

For organisations today, security of digital infrastructure must be inpenetrable to maliscious intent, seamlessly accessible for authorised personnel and operated to the highest standards to avoid human error.

We collaborate with global leader in physical security management systems, Genetec to achive a unique, consistent and frictionless customer experience across our entire data centre fleet.

Security case study. Physical security standards are an escalating priority in enterprise and government hosting strategies

Now classified as critical infrastructure under Commonwealth Government legislation, all organisations are faced with heightened compliance obligations around the physical safety and security of their hosting environments.

NEXTDC partners strategically with world leaders in physical security products such as Gunnebo to implement an innovative defence-in-depth security posture.

Security Risk Management Made Easy

Security is all about Risk Management. In its simplest form, the ‘all hazards’ approach to risk and emergency management means looking at these in a holistic way. You need to identify and understand all possible risks, both natural and human, and the likelihood that each will occur. In other words: security risk management must be an integral part of your business.

At NEXTDC, our security risk posture is baked into our core business. It is a fundamental value proposition we bring to market. We’ve been long-time advocates for companies taking a more integrated, holistic approach to security and risk.

Our level of security, both electronic and physical, is there to give our customers that peace of mind. Our customers are experts in their field and NEXTDC are experts in providing data centre facilities, and at the end of the day, we’re just really trying to take the complexity out of data storage and security, so our customers can focus on what they do best.

NEXTDC’s choice of security and protection measures, will continue to reflect ongoing changes to the security risk environment, the level of risk to our people, revenues and physical or intellectual property. Core to all strategic decisions is the understanding that we need to guard the integrity of customer information in our care. Infrastructure hosted within NEXTDC facilities is protected by strict physical security systems and protocols. Just as our data centres are built to support the evolving and dynamic needs of our customers, our security protocols follow suit featuring:

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Starting with perimeter fencing, ballistic rated environments, and biometric entry, all zones are incorporated into the Electronic Security Management System, monitored in real time, with full audit and reporting capability.

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From a baseline of excellence, we also work with customers to build bespoke secure spaces that meet their unique industry or organisational standards.

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Security controls around customers’ access is integrated with NEXTDC’s ONEDC infrastructure management portal for monitoring and reporting on their own environments.

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Holistic security posture starts with processes and protections that meet global standards. Never worry again whether your physical environment is compliant.

Security Thought Leadership

Read more about NEXTDC’s commitment and approach to providing leadership in the development of data centre security policies that meet the evolving needs for physically protected, certified infrastructure for a future enabled by digital government, commerce and lifestyle.

Globally recognised standards and certifications

NEXTDC partner with security consultants from Security Consulting Group and others that are endorsed by the Australian Government Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC). This helps define our:

  • Design and construction of Physical Security Zones as defined in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework and the ASIO Technical Notes
  • Design, commissioning and acceptance of Security Alarm Systems including Type 1A and AS2201 Class 5.

The approach is based on the understanding of data centre infrastructure and operating environments. It has been developed in conjunction with global best practice security risk management standards and frameworks.

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