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Data Center Access Policy

1.0 Introduction

The ITSS Data Center is vitally important to the ongoing operations of the University of Minnesota Duluth. The following policies and procedures are necessary to ensure the security and reliability of systems residing in the Data Center.

1.1 Role Definitions

Authorized Staff:
University employees (ITSS and other departments) who are authorized to gain access to the Data Center via an individual Access Key Card and security code.
All other personnel who may occasionally visit the Data Center but who do not have individual access and are not authorized to be in the Data Center without escort.

2.0 Policies

2.1 Access to the Data Center

In order to ensure the systems housed within the data center are kept secure, the following policies apply to all personnel requiring access:

  1. All personnel who access the Data Center must have proper authorization.
    • Authorized Staff access: Authorization is provided by ITSS Management.
    • Visitors: Authorization is provided by Authorized Staff and/or ITSS Management.
  2. All personnel in the Data Center must wear proper identification at all times.
    • Authorized Staff must wear a valid University security or identification badge.
    • Visitors must wear a Visitors badge.

3.0 Procedures

3.1 Access Authorization

Authorized Staff must be approved by ITSS Management for unescorted access within the Data Center. Authorizations will only be approved for individuals who are responsible for installation and/or maintenance of equipment housed in the Data Center, or for safety and security access.

Approval processes are as follows:

3.2 Visitor Procedures

Visitor access must be sponsored by an Authorized Staff and/or ITSS Management. Visitors must adhere to the following procedures:

3.3 Audit Procedures

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