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Schneider Electric Simplifies Security, Environmental Monitoring for Any Size Data Centre

Mon 14 Nov 2016

London, United Kingdom. November 14th, 2016 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced NetBotz™ 250 for more simplified data centre physical security. This new low-cost, scalable rack access control and environmental monitoring appliance proactively monitors critical IT assets in real-time, protecting against physical threats, environmental risks or human error that can disrupt IT operations and reduce reliability. NetBotz 250 can be used for IT deployments of varying applications, including environment monitoring only, rack access only or a combination of both.


Minimize downtime and business risk


NetBotz 250‘s advanced feature set and modernized user experience offers native support for NetBotz connected wireless temperature and humidity sensors for rapid and flexible deployment, while supporting additional wired sensors such as spot fluid, vibration and smoke detection. These capabilities enable immediate detection of common environmental hazards, preventing outages and allowing for rapid response action to minimize downtime. NetBotz 250 is compatible with APC racks and StruxureWare™ Data Center Expert, seamlessly integrating into an existing install base for easy and efficient deployment, configuration and management to start protecting IT equipment within minutes.


Rack access control functionality is available in two handle kits, at 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz reader frequencies, and restricts rack access to only credentialed users. Configured alerts and outputs such as beacon alarms can be set up to notify IT staff in the event of a breach.


NetBotz integration with StruxureWare Data Center Expert enables efficiency and connectivity at every level of the data centre. It provides centralized monitoring and management of the physical infrastructure and connected, networked devices to reduce energy consumption, protect system uptime, and improve planning and operational performance.


“Safety, reliability and availability are the imperatives of critical infrastructure environments. Data centres are a strategic asset to organizations and uptime is paramount for ensuring business continuity. As such, we are continuing to see a shift away from reactive toward proactive monitoring to anticipate and stop threats before they happen,” said Arun Shenoy, Vice President IT Business, Schneider Electric, UK and Ireland.

“NetBotz 250 addresses our customers’ needs for a more scalable, affordable, simple and efficient way to proactively keep threats at bay, enabling better, and more comprehensive protection of data centre systems to avoid the cost of downtime and deliver peace of mind.”

APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies, APC delivers Certainty in a Connected World. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses.

NetBotz 250 is now available worldwide. For more information on the Schneider Electric APC NetBotz product suite, please visit NetBotz.

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