What do all businesses need from their network infrastructure? Simply put, it needs to work and it needs to work well. Several important steps are utilized to provide an optimized running infrastructure.
Network Analysis and assessment of your organization's current local (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). There are several motivations behind the network analysis.
- Provide information necessary to proactively identify items that may affect the network availability of the existing network infrastructure in the near term.
- Provide needed information to provide design and hardware recommendations to enhance the availability and resiliency of the network, keeping in view the future growth and business requirements of your organization.
- Provide a baseline of network performance and environment so that success can be measured and demonstrated.
Physical Layer - The current state of your environmental conditions are measured including air flow, power, battery backup and ground/surge suppression.
Network Layer - All elements of your network will be inventoried, reviewed and documented. Configurations and IOS versions of Cisco equipment will be reviewed for consistency and current recommendations. Network analysis of traffic, efficiency, link utilization and health will be performed by network protocol and performance analyzers.
Application Layer - Performance of network/request/response levels for key applications will be measured by network protocol analyzer trending tools to establish a trending baseline.
Security Layer - Protect the network from unauthorized exploits with Security Posture Assessment (SPA), a comprehensive review of policies, technologies and device configurations currently employed by your organization.
Regulatory Compliance. Spam. Malware. Spyware. Denial of Service. Inappropriate Web Sites. The inside threat. Passwords. Hackers.
These dirty words represent the ever-present threat to your business when you plug in your data connection to the outside world. The business landscape has changed to fit the digital age and we are all right in the midst of the struggle to protect and maintain the integrity of our vital business data.
In conjunction with outstanding security partners such as Cisco, Mictel Solutions can help you take your focus off the blended threats endangering your data and keep your main focus on your business.