Secure data warehouses rise again

Monday, 15 October 2007, 9:23 AM EST

They are among the most fortified institutions in greater Washington. Personnel pass through "man traps," secure one-person entrances equipped with biometric scanners that read fingerprints, palms or retinas.

What are they guarding? Data.

Several projects are underway in Northern Virginia to build highly secure data centers to protect the thousands of computer servers managing Internet traffic and storing digital files, ranging from e-mail to sensitive financial and medical information.

At the Washington Post.

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