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Your Organization Challenge

  • Most enterprises lose track of compliance changes, and view compliance as a "must-do" expense rather than a "should-do," value-added activity.

  • IT is often left out of compliance discussions and is unaware of compliance requirements or non-compliance gaps.

  • Organizations generally wait to improve compliance until mandated changes are dictated following an adverse audit or assessment.

 

Our Recommendation and Advice

  • Get professional help to correctly analyze and interpret compliance results.

  • Take compliance seriously. Understand your IT environments, take calculated risks to stack the odds in your favor.

  • Take an agile approach to analyze your gaps and prioritize your remediation. You may find organization in circumstances not fully compliant, understands the consequences and what that means, for the business.

  • Be proactive in your compliance approach.

  • Avoid non-compliance fines and fees.

Impact and Result

Approach compliance proactively and derive value from the process by managing your compliance initiatives using a constant cycle. 

  • Initiate the drive to conform with regulations and improve compliance.

  • Consistently assess the regulatory and business landscape to determine your compliance gaps.

  • Improve compliance and remediate non-compliance in an effective, tactical manner.

  • Confirm and assure compliance through regular adherence checks.

FREE IT NETWORK ASSESSMENT

What is a Network Assessment?

A network assessment is an in-depth analysis of your current IT infrastructure that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of your existing environment and recommends improvements such as network consolidation, simplification, or automation.

When you engage us to lead a network assessment, our objectivity is a benefit. With a fresh perspective, we can deliver unbiased recommendations to achieve improved capacity planning and performance. We can also help create a network infrastructure strategy aligned to your business goals.

BUSINESS QUALIFIER

 

SMB (Small and Medium-Sized Businesses)

  • Need: To Improve Organization IT Awareness & Success 

  • Size: < 250 Employees

  • Devices: < 20 Systems (Assessment Quota Limit)

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BENEFITS OF A NETWORK ASSESSMENT​​

  • See what's going on with your IT infrastructure.

    • An in-depth analysis of your current IT infrastructure—from topology maps to local traffic pattern analysis—can help ensure you’re making informed decisions about network maintenance and upgrades. Armed with accurate evaluations of current infrastructure assets, such as maintenance status, capabilities and weaknesses, your team can improve survivability of optimal systems, and phase out those that aren’t passing muster.

  • Create a strategic road map for your IT systems and people.

    • After gaining visibility into the current state, your team can zero in on opportunities for network consolidation, simplification, automation and possible cost reduction. You’ll be able to move forward with a clear road map to a modern, software-defined and virtualized infrastructure. This frees up your team to focus on more strategic activities. Your IT employees will have the opportunity to transition from admins to engineers, working on value-added tasks without headaches from DR, backups, and administrative tasks.​

 

  • Improve Security

    • It’s difficult to defend against cyberattacks without full visibility into your network, including an understanding of how people, processes and other technologies interact with it. A strong network assessment uncovers those behaviors and interactions, empowering a proactive and preventative security strategy that protects against global threats as well as end-user vulnerabilities.

  • Uncover serious cost-savings potential

    • In a traditional, legacy computing environment, capacity is provisioned based on estimated peak resource requirements. This results in periods where expensive resources are sitting idle, and other periods where capacity is not enough. A network assessment opens the door to designing a new network architecture that includes cloud computing. In the cloud, you can access as much or as little capacity as you need and dynamically scale to meet actual demand, only paying for what you use.​

  • Identify protocol enhancements like network segmentation

    • Assessments can expose vulnerabilities in your current operations—and, in turn, uncover opportunities for improvement. For instance, when users access data on a flat network, a data breach can spread quickly across the enterprise. Network segmentation reduces the attack surface, and can simplify your organization’s compliance reporting

  • Get C-suite support for improvements

    • With today’s enterprise leaders more invested in technology strategy than ever, a rigorous assessment can go a long way in making the case for the C-suite to sign off on meaningful upgrades. Strengthen your proposal for needed improvements by showing analytical data about how technical features will directly improve operations, support business goals and alleviate specific pain points

AREAS OF ASSESSMENT

 

IT Assessments analyzes an expansive range of IT functional areas from the two (2) categories; network and security to include:

Network Infrastructure

Power, environment controls, UPS, and warranty/support

Data Storage

SAN, permissions, performance, accessibility, availability

 

Server Infrastructure

Warranty/support, performance, capability planning, virtualization, and operating systems

Cloud Services

Compliance, availability, accessibility, and service delivery model

 

Business Intelligence Services/Applications

Collaboration and messaging, financial management, CRM, Active Directory/directory services, business intelligence, and file/print sharing

 

Technology Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

Recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO), disaster recovery (DR) planning/readiness, business and impact analysis, and backups

 

Telephony/Unified Communication

Integration of unified systems, phone call, video conferencing, instant messaging, email and more. 

Network Security

RTO Password policies, anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, content filtering, and physical security

 

Risk/Business IT

Business and system risk identification and risk analysis intelligence