An Explanation Of What A Network Security Assessment Is
One of the more well-known forms of Information Security Assessments, a Network Security Assessment is a thorough and complete examination of the safeguards and security controls present and active within your existing IT system. The exact nature of this form of assessment will change slightly to conform with the exact nature of the network in question, but as a general standard a minimum of these five components will be part of the assessment:
- In-depth review and analysis of your current IT security policy
- In-depth review and analysis of your current IT security management practices
- In-depth review and analysis of your current IT security architecture
- Scanning of your networks internal IT vulnerabilities
- Penetration Tests to assess external IT vulnerabilities
The Many Benefits Of A Network Security Assessment
The multifaceted and extremely thorough nature of this assessment is one of its greatest values. Not only will you be made aware of any ways or means in which your established expectations of information security safeguards are not being met, we will also be able to advise you of any new methods or procedures which might be added to your existing set-up in order to raise the standard your company sets for information security and consumer confidence to the highest level.
If you are unsure about whether or not your company needs a Network Security Assessment, the first thing to do is to determine if one is required on account of regulatory compliance. If not, it can still not be understated that a Network Security Assessment is certainly a good idea, and should be considered good business practice for those seeking the highest level of information security. Remember, when your company is involved in an industry where regulations do not require a full security assessment, it is recommended that a Network Security Assessment be performed in order to verify how securely your IT network was set up.
No newly-enabled network should be brought to full functionality and usage without this type of vulnerability assessment!
Another benefit of a Network Security Assessment from Ezentria is that we will be able to tell you, in great detail, not only where the dangers to the security of your information are to be found, but also what you can do to mitigate or eliminate those gaps.