Why Choose a Network Security Assessment?
Are you unsure if your IT systems work as intended or if you’re in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations?An IT network security assessment can help. With an IT assessment, you’ll be able to thoroughly analyze the current state of your IT systems and decide on the most important actions to take next.
What Is an IT Assessment?
An IT assessment utilizes both qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate aspects of your IT systems like:
High-Level Organizational Performance
You’ll be able to get a glimpse of how your organization works within the confines of its current technological setup. Do you have all the solutions and infrastructure you need to perform optimally?
Security and Integrity
Are all your systems secure? A single data breach or cyber attack can disrupt your organization for months, costing you hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars—not to mention your reputation. Are you sure you’re well-guarded against significant threats?
Efficiency and Productivity
Does your IT department support high efficiency and productivity throughout your organization? Can your employees communicate with each other and clients without interruption? Do employees have the devices and platforms they need to succeed?
Communication is the heart of many businesses. Are you confident that you have all the communication tools that you need in place and that they’re working properly?
Risk Management and Compliance
Are you in full compliance? What are your biggest organizational risks and do you have controls in place for them?
Throughout your IT assessment, you’ll be working with IT experts who can help you understand the true nature of your systems and whether they serve your needs. In addition to receiving metrics and data, you’ll receive actionable recommendations for how to improve your IT department in the future.
The Value of an IT Assessment
An IT infrastructure assessment holds many benefits for your organization, including:
The larger and more complex your organization gets, the harder it’s going to be to understand how your IT department works. With a thorough network security assessment conducted by experienced professionals, you’ll have much greater transparency, and you’ll make better decisions as a result.
Are you concerned about IT security challenges and risks? You should be. Today’s digital, highly connected world is rife with vulnerabilities and threats. With a network security assessment, you’ll be able to better understand those threats and proactively guard against them.
Your organization needs to remain in full compliance with various laws and regulations. These can get complicated, so it pays to work with a network security assessment provider who can help you better understand these regulations (and your own compliance).
Ultimately, conducting an IT assessment can save you time. You’ll have less internal work and you’ll end up with a clear plan for how to improve your system in the future.
An IT assessment isn’t always cheap, but it typically pays for itself in the long run. With your new knowledge and recommendations, you’ll be able to improve your systems many times over—and prevent the most common and costly threats to your organization.
At the end of the IT assessment, you’ll end up with a list of actionable insights that you can use to reach your business goals.
Types of IT Assessments
If you want to gain a better grasp of particular aspects of your IT systems, you can choose from:
A network security assessment inspects several important aspects of your network. You’ll take a deep dive into the management, processes, and overall performance of your current network security posture.
With a telecom assessment, you’ll be able to determine whether your VoIP (or other telecom system) is working properly. Our thorough audit will help you understand the strengths and find the vulnerabilities of your current system—and identify changes to be made.
Cloud Infrastructure Security Assessments
A cloud infrastructure security assessment will help you understand the key advantages of virtualizing your business and determine whether your IT environment is ready for such a cloud environment.
What to Expect From an IT Assessment
Here’s what you can expect from your first IT assessment:
An Initial Consultation
First, we’ll hold an initial consultation to set expectations, lay out a game plan, and answer any additional questions you may have. We’ll clarify everything about the network security assessment and work proactively to make this process as smooth and mutually beneficial as possible.
Next, we’ll begin conducting interviews with leaders in your IT department and various employees. We want to know exactly how you operate, what kinds of systems you use, and how you use them. The more information you provide us, the more we help you in the coming weeks.
Direct Monitoring and Analysis
After that, we’ll set up some systems for direct monitoring and analysis. We want to know how your systems are performing, what your existing level of uptime is, and if there are any issues with network performance or integration. We’ll be able to tell if there’s something wrong—and we’ll provide recommendations for how to fix it.
Our security experts will also conduct thorough forms of testing–like penetration testing– to evaluate the security and integrity of your IT systems. You may think your current infrastructure is secure, but we’ll give you objective metrics that help you know for sure.
Evaluation and Recommendation
Finally, we’ll meet with you to go over our findings, provide a thorough evaluation, and recommend next steps. And since we’re also a managed IT service provider, we can help you address virtually any problem we uncover in this process.
Are you interested in a network security assessment for your Tennessee business? Are you unsure about your IT needs or how to improve your existing systems? We’re here to help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation today!