MONITORING & MANAGEMENT
We combine proactive and reactive incident management technologies and processes to quickly adapt and respond to threats.
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Network monitoring is a critical IT process where all networking components like routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and VMs are monitored for fault and performance and evaluated continuously to maintain and optimize their availability. One important aspect of network monitoring is that it should be proactive. Finding performance issues and bottlenecks proactively helps in identifying issues at the initial stage. Efficient proactive monitoring can prevent network downtime or failures.
We understand how critical it is to find sustainable business process improvements in an ever-changing world. You streamline and automate your processes while complying with regulations and minimizing risks.
We have a full team of experts that allows you to get your own IT service on demand at a fraction of the cost of hiring in-house resources and accessing higher levels of expertise. We will install our remote support software and take care of the management of your IT infrastructure.
Secur01 analyzes your data consumption and discovers the causes of network disruptions. You will also identify bottlenecks and security leaks. It also allows you to optimize network capacity planning.
Network mapping is a process used to discover new devices, interfaces and visualize physical and virtual network connectivity. Network mapping helps in breaking down the network thereby simplifying network maintenance and management. This is done with the help of a network mapping software or tool.
A security audit is a systematic evaluation of the security of a company’s information system by measuring how well it conforms to a set of established criteria. A thorough audit typically assesses the security of the system’s physical configuration and environment, software, information handling processes, and user practices.
Security devices such as firewalls, VPN endpoints and IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) are critical components to any network. They often represent a sizeable investment in security, which to be fully realised relies on their effective and secure configuration. We ensure that your investment in security is as effective as possible
Different service plans, for different needs. We adapt to your business.
Secur01 offers a variety of service plans to meet the diverse needs of its customers, depending on their size, industry and business objectives. Of course, it is also possible to create a tailor-made plan if none of the ones presented below suit your needs. All of our plans are designed to provide an excellent level of service, fast and reliable, which gives you access to our best experts. Our plans are described in detail, so there are no surprises. We document all of our processes so that our service is consistent and efficient. We are proud of our organization and our professionalism.
Frequently asked questions
Network auditing is a must for any organization. Networks are dynamic entities; they grow, shrink, change and divide themselves continuously. Network administrators cannot even assume this process is entirely under their control. Users add devices and sometimes even new hardware to the network infrastructure. Even worse, it is not the first time a user would install software they need without informing the administrator. These activities can have drastic repercussions on network security. To solve this, an administrator needs to perform regular network auditing and monitor any changes to the preset baseline.
Network auditing is a process in which your network is mapped both in terms of software and hardware. The process can be daunting if done manually, but luckily some tools can help automate a large part of the process. The administrator needs to know what machines and devices are connected to the network. He should also know what operating systems are running and to what service pack/patch level. Another point on the checklist should be what user accounts and groups are on each machine as well as what shares are available and to whom. A good network audit will also include what hardware makes up each machine, what policies affect that machine and whether it is a physical or a virtual machine. The more detailed the specification the better.
Once the machines running on our network are mapped, the administrator should then move to audit what software is running on each of the machines. This can be done manually, through an application, or simply asking each machine owner to run a script that would automatically catalogue applications and send the administrator an email with a report of the software installed. After the software inventory is done, the process can then catalogue the services which are installed, which are running and which are stopped. The audit for the machines can be finalized by noting which ports each machine listens on and what software is actually running at the time of the audit.
Once the administrator concludes auditing the computers on the network, s/he can move on to cataloguing the devices. These can include printers, fax machines, routers, access points, network storage and any other device that has connectivity with the network. Once this is done, the network audit would be complete, but the data will now need to be analyzed. Is any machine running unauthorized software or hardware? Is any machine lacking necessary patches? After these and other relevant questions to each specific network are addressed and machines that weren’t up to standard are brought in line, the administrator now has an effective security/inventory baseline for all machines on the network.
Where should an administrator go from here?
So what can the information gathered through the network audit be used for? Network auditing tools can be set to run an audit automatically on a schedule, for example every Friday. These weekly reports can then be used to monitor changes on the network, based on the baseline the administrator would have created, and report changes when they occur. The administrator can then enforce proper change management policies on the network. He/she would also be able to detect and take action against unauthorized software/hardware that might potentially jeopardize the network’s security, or even put the company at risk of legal action as the user installing this software might not have the necessary licenses.
A regular security audit can potentially detect theft; some users might decide a fraction of the memory available on their workstation might be put to better use at home, for example. Another common case is when a user might think it wouldn’t be a problem if he/she bought and connected a wireless access point at work to have internet connectivity on his mobile phone. This process can also help the administrator know if users disabled the company antivirus or uninstalled any other security software on his system.
All in all, network auditing is important for any administrator. Networks change dynamically both through the actions of the administrator and without his or her intervention. Regular network auditing is the only way an administrator can keep up with changes to the network under care.
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