Cyber security should be a top concern for your business. While attacks hit the biggest and even the smallest companies, most businesses do not know where they’re most vulnerable. It’s imperative to your business security, productivity, and reputation to routinely evaluate your security measures to make sure you’re keeping your business safe. The main goal is to protect and back up your data, accepting a network health assessment offers additional benefits as well. Let’s check out some below:
Benefits of a Network Health Assessment
- Uncover Vulnerabilities: When you take a deep look at your system, you may find vulnerabilities you’ve never considered before. Often times, it’s a simple as not updating your software or hardware failure. However, there could be deeper vulnerabilities such as ransomware or malware sitting on your network waiting to strike. It’s important to identify all hazards to close gaps on all possible security breaches.
- Stay Compliant: Many businesses are responsible for following state and federal guidelines and regulations to protect their customers’ critical information. It’s important to stay ahead on compliance in order to avoid any fines or lawsuits.
- Increase Productivity: By agreeing to a network health assessment, you have the opportunity to identify areas on your network that may not be performing efficiently. This allows you to identify issues, fix them and start to increase productivity.
- Secure Your Investment: While staying proactive about cyber security, your business will save money by not active reactively.
What is Included in a Network Health Assessment?
When it comes to identifying and combating IT security threats, there are several items our network health assessment looks for, including but not limited to:
- Passwords Set to Never Expire: User accounts with passwords set to never expire present a risk of use by unauthorized users.
- Lack of Redundant Domain Controller: There is a heightened risk of business downtime, loss of data, or service outrage due to lack of redundancy.
- Operating System in Extended Support: Extended support is a warning period before an operating system is no longer supported by the manufacturer and will no longer receive support or patches
- Inactive Computers: Investigate the list of inactive computers and determine if they should be removed from the active directory, rejoined to the network, or powered on.
- Spot Potential Threats: Look into actions that could damage your network including cyber theft, server failures, natural disasters, and power outages.
How ECMSI Can Help with a Network Health Assessment
Understanding what to look for during a network health assessment can be confusing and may even discourage you from accepting the support. By accepting ECMSI’s assistance in a network health assessment, at no cost or commitment to you, will give you the knowledge of a team of experts who are well versed in cyber security.
At ECMSI, we’re here to answer your questions and help you through a network health assessment to identify any potential risks. We’re here to learn about your organization and provide solutions to keep your business safe. Let’s chat today and get scheduled for this no cost or commitment service: (330) 750-1428