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What Does a Network Security Audit Entail?

What Does a Network Security Audit Entail?

Are you getting the most out of your network infrastructure? While it’s a simple question, it doesn’t always have a simple answer. Often times, it takes a comprehensive approach to determine if your network is working at optimal efficiency, and that’s something that only a professional technician can provide. A network security audit from a professional IT provider is the best way to find out if your infrastructure needs an improvement.

What Is a Network Security Audit?
A network security audit is much more than just a simple glance at your network’s resources. It’s more of a deep dive into the inner workings of your network. As explained by Techopedia, a network audit is, “the collective measures done to analyze, study and gather data about a network with the purpose of ascertaining its health in accordance with the network/organization requirements.” Therefore, a network audit could be considered to be like a regular checkup for your network, similar to what you might achieve for your overall health by going to a primary doctor on a regular basis.

Most valuable of all, however, is that a network audit is performed by a third party. This gives you a clear, unbiased look at where your network has opportunity for improvement. A network audit covers several important factors to consider for your organization’s network, including:

  • Endpoint security
  • Data access and storage
  • Management of technical assets
  • Monitoring of security protocol
  • Application usage
  • And much more!

Why Are Network Security Audits Essential?
While being able to see, at a glance, so much detailed information about your business’s network, you’ll be given the opportunity to use this information to build a better, more functional infrastructure. Here are just a few reasons why your organization can benefit from a network audit.

  • You’ll know how much of your network you’re using: If there are applications on your network that are barely being used, if at all, you’ll be able to cut back and avoid wasting valuable resources on them. You can then invest these assets into more lucrative ventures.
  • You’ll see possible points of improvement: Sometimes, due to the way that your network is structured, data flow can be hindered by choke points that prevent it from working as intended. These trends in network traffic will suddenly become visible and you’ll be able to take the first steps toward resolving any potential issues.
  • You’ll be able to put together an action plan for how to approach your weaknesses: By working with a third party, you can engage your network’s shortcomings and seize opportunities to improve the way your network operates. In particular, if you work with Next Level Technology, we can offer both a network audit and the solution in the form of managed IT services.

Want to Know More?
Does a network audit sound like a great way to get ahead of the pack and distinguish whether or not your network is giving you the power needed to push operations to their limit? It should--in fact, you can call us today to schedule your network audit so that you waste no time in preparing to face off the competition. To learn more about what a network audit can do for your business, reach out to Next Level Technology at 410-616-2070.

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