Sunbird Software released Power IQ 8.0 to further enhances its support for electronic door locks to safeguard data center cabinets and assets from physical threats. It also enables central management and reporting in a single pane of glass.
Local authentication with electronic door locks
Power IQ now enables local authentication with electronic door locks and rack PDUs which improves the speed of authentication and lock action.
Herman Chan, President, Sunbird Software, said,
“Data centers are continuously exposed to security threats from both external and internal sources. Power IQ 8.0 offers a single, centralized system for transparent data center access management that provides organizations the data they need to mitigate risks and ensure security and compliance.”
According to the announcement, authentication only has to go from the pin pad to the electronic door lock, eliminating the network as a potential point of failure and enhancing data center security.
Major infrastructure improvements
Release 8.0 also comes with major infrastructure improvements including technology optimizations such as an operating system upgrade provide enhanced security, require less user maintenance, and support Sunbird’s model of ease of deployment which requires no additional licensing costs for SQL databases or other components.