With a business’s IT infrastructure being the backbone on which all systems operate and to which all employee devices connect, the quality of your network and its subsequent performance, is of great importance. To ensure efficient functionality and reliability of your network infrastructure system, the first step is to conduct a network audit
A network audit is the systematic process of mapping and listing all hardware and software connected to a network. It encompasses the gathering of information of a network, the devices connected to it, software utilised, settings and configurations, connectivity, and security in place.
The objective of a network audit is to measure and report on key network areas, evaluating the efficiency of a network and the network’s health. Knowing the state of your network, hardware and software allows a business to identify areas needing attention. Previously unknown issues can be rectified before becoming bigger problems and systematic plans can be made and budgeted for regarding improvement of your network.
In terms of network quality, the audit can uncover vulnerabilities regarding network connectivity and security. This is highly beneficial as businesses have an opportunity to quickly resolve connectivity issues that diminish working capabilities and subsequently impact client relationships. An audit is also beneficial in telling businesses how secure their data truly is, allowing them to take precautions with such things as software and/or hardware firewalls.
Supima Technologies can assist your company in conducting a network audit, after which recommendations will be provided as to possible changes and network improvements, steps that should be taken for greater network performance and reliability. This could entail upgrades to a network’s physical layer (network cabling, hardware upgrades and so on), as well as to its software (for example, settings, permissions, firmware updates, polices) and general network system management.