What Is A Network Assessment?

A network assessment is a review of your organization’s current network, analyzing the existing IT infrastructure, security, management, performance and availability. A complete overview of the state of your IT is essential to better identify any performance issues, and how to troubleshoot them, or understand what is fundamental to move your business forward.

When Is The Right Time For A Network Assessment?

Any time your business has any plans to alter your network, it is imperative to perform a network assessment. Whether you are beginning network infrastructure development, planning to expand your business or upgrade your current infrastructure, completing a network assessment in far in advance will give your business enough time to do a thorough analysis and implement proper solutions.

What Are The Benefits Of A Network Assessment?

  • A professional network engineer can get a clear overview of the current network infrastructure to be able to provide you with an in-depth understanding and help you make informed decisions.
  • Providing insight into the capabilities and shortcomings of your network to verify that it is able to meet your organization’s requirements.
  • Identifying any problems in the performance of your network, such as bandwidth bottlenecks.
  • Revealing any glaring security holes in your current network’s infrastructure and help establish a plan for data backup and data recovery.
  • Checking to confirm that your current setup is right for your business or if you should scale up or down.
  • An engineer will provide a complete report of your IT infrastructure, including Vizio documentation and topology.

Which Areas Are Assessed?

An Akuwa network assessment will measure and analyze performance of the following:

  1. Server Configuration and Network Devices: switches, routers, hubs, etc. Includes capacity issues related to CPU, memory, general performance tuning
  2. Applications: e-mail, database, web services, anti-virus, backups
  3. Security Implementation: Firewall configuration and anti-virus protection reviewed. Review security of account access on server to ensure data is available on an as needed basis
  4. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Capabilities: Evaluate recovery time objective and recovery point objective
  5. Remote Access Setup: VPN, Terminal Server, Remote Web Workplace, RPC over HTTPS, Outlook Web Access, Mobile devices
  6. Printing Configurations: Shared printing capabilities
  7. Network Topology/Wiring: Review of wiring and switch configuration