Implementing and monitoring physical security for an enterprise the size of Microsoft can be cumbersome and expensive; traditional approaches are inefficient and difficult to manage on a global scale.
Microsoft combines its physical security infrastructure with IT practices, using off-the-shelf software applications. The result is three state-of-the-art Global Security Operations Centers (GSOCs) that provide efficient and cost-effective security solutions, which can be managed from anywhere in the world.
Each GSOC monitors and responds to signal data and event notifications within its own region. Signal data includes intrusion, duress, environment and fire alarm information from all of the equipment related to physical security access control and monitoring. The GSOCs also facilitate communications and dispatch on-site security in response to events.