'Doomsday nerds' defend cyberspace

Thursday, 24 March 2005, 12:19 PM EST

From the outside it looks like a home for a Hobbit or two, but inside are analysts monitoring banks of screens feeding security alerts from monitored components of its clients' networks. Welcome to Symantec's European centre of operations, housed in a former nuclear shelter in rural Hampshire.

The sole entrance to the building is via an eight-inch thick steel frame and concrete infill door in the side of a hill. Large blast valves designed to allow the filtered nuclear blast wave pass through the building can still be seen alongside the entrance. The walls are around 50cm thick and made from reinforced concrete. The concrete on the roof is 2.5 metres thick, reinforced with steel.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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