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What we’re working on…Project Spotlight

Guidepost Solutions Supports T5 Data Centers With Security Enhancements

The Project:

T5 Data Centers is a premiere national provider of enterprise-grade data centers, providing clients with data center solutions across North America. Their services include providing server-ready data centers, enterprise services, custom build-to-suit options and facilities management. The centers offer state-of-the-art, customizable computing support environments.

Guidepost’s Solution:

Guidepost Solutions has partnered with T5 Data Centers since 2014 in an outsourced security management capacity where we manage the day-to-day security operations and assist with audit compliance, budgetary usage, forecasting and managed services. Our services have included both operational and technical security services.

Guidepost Solutions assisted with the development of security standard operating procedures and emergency procedures that were deployed across the T5 enterprise. These SOPs were designed to be data-center specific and added enhanced security measures necessary at these types of critical facilities. To complement these procedures, a security officer training curriculum was created to contain standard security officer courses for T5 assigned guard-force staff. We also conduct annual physical security vulnerability assessments at each site and assist with tracking remediation status.

The Guidepost Solutions Managed Services department has standardized the T5 security technology platforms across their enterprise. We provide T5 Data Centers a single point-of-contact for all support requests and real-time triage of security system issues. Issues are resolved remotely or escalated to the appropriate entity. This process has reduced service call expenditures dramatically as most issues can be fixed remotely. As a result, Guidepost Solutions Managed Services saved T5 more than $100k in 2016!

 

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Who’s working on our projects…Expert Spotlight

Chris Smith, Security Consultant Chris Smith

Security is at the heart of the Guideposts Solutions mission, and Chris Smith, security consultant at Guidepost Solutions, finds himself right in the middle of it.

Chris has extensive experience in security management with a particular focus in corporate security. He has led client projects providing operations guidance related to personnel and policy/procedure implementation. Additionally, he has engaged in multiple corporate investigations domestically and overseas.

Risk and vulnerability assessments are also within his wheelhouse of expertise, providing clients with a comprehensive suite of security consulting services.

Security isn’t just a career for Chris, it’s who he is. As a U.S. Marine, Chris was drawn to the mission of protecting his country and supporting the creation of a safe and secure environment for his fellow countrymen. A native of Dallas, he is a father of three daughters who helps coach their soccer teams.

Guidepost Solutions not only commends Chris for his service, but the firm was proud of the fact that he led his office in participating in the Toys for Tots charity this latest holiday season. Currently attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, he shows no lack of enthusiasm to take on the next challenge.

 

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