EngAnalysis takes data integrity as seriously as the structures and machines we measure.
Mitch Gayner takes us through just some of the ways in which we ensure that you and nobody else gets your data when and how you should
What is Data integrity?
Data integrity refers to the accuracy and consistency (validity) of data over its lifecycle. Compromised data, after all, is of little use to enterprises, not to mention the dangers presented by sensitive data loss. For this reason, maintaining data integrity is a core focus of many enterprise security solutions. (ref: Digital Guardian)
How does EngAnalysis ensure Data Integrity?
Network Security: EngAnalysis use private (LTE, WAN, etc) networks to move data from remote monitoring locations to our computing infrastructure. None of our customers' data travels over the internet unless it is encrypted. This separation from the internet means our engineering team can focus more on other security measures, up-time and functionality.
Deployment Team: EngAnalysis has a track record of deploying quality remote monitoring installations at light speed. We are able to show customers their data in real-time at the moment sensors are connected. This requires all of our available disciplines (electrical, mechanical, software) to be part of the commissioning process. This is a great way to build trust in our people, network, computing infrastructure and ability to deliver results.
Backups: They have to be done! All data captured into our computing infrastructure is backed up daily. We will not leave our customers' data vulnerable to a single point of failure. We have monitoring on our remote backups because the engineering team is definitely* not awake at 2am.
*Unless we are installing a system onsite that is.
Software: Software engineering team is always evaluating programming practices and environments that are mature & proven. The right mix between new and old is essential. Do not fall for the "new is always better" mantra played by some in the technology industry. #battlehardend
Remote Locations: Monitoring (and control!) systems in remote locations. Below is a system we have implemented in Northern Australia that is currently moving ~2700 data points per second across a 12 kilometer stretch of land. All data is transferred and secured in Sydney. Current trajectory for this project is beyond ~10000 data points per second. All data is available in real-time.