Network auditing is the collective measures done to analyze, study and gather data about a network with the purpose of ascertaining its health in accordance with the network/organization requirements.
Network auditing primarily provides insight into how effective network control and practices are, i.e. its compliance to internal and external network policies and regulations.
Network auditing works through a systematic process where a computer network is analyzed for:
- Implementation of control
The data is gathered, vulnerabilities and threats are identified, and a formal audit report is sent to network administrators.
It is generally done by an information system auditor, network analyst/auditor or any other individual with a network management and/or security background. It uses both manual and automated techniques to gather data and review network posture. It reviews:
- Each node of a network
- Network control and security processes
- Network monitoring processes
- Other data
Although a network audit may focus more on network control and security, it also reviews processes and measures that ensure network availability, performance and quality of service.
Computers and information networks are critical to the success of businesses, both large and small. They connect people, support applications and services, and provide access to the resources that keep the businesses running. To meet the daily requirements of businesses, networks themselves are becoming quite complex.
When examined carefully, these requirements translate into four fundamental network design goals:
■ Scalability: Scalable network designs can grow to include new user groups and remote sites and can support new applications without impacting the level of service delivered to existing users.
■ Availability: A network designed for availability is one that delivers consistent, reliable performance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, the failure of a single link or piece of equipment should not significantly impact network performance.
■ Security: Security is a feature that must be designed into the network, not added on after the network is complete. Planning the location of security devices, filters, and firewall features is critical to safeguarding network resources.
■ Manageability: No matter how good the initial network design is, the available network staff must be able to manage and support the network. A network that is too complex or difficult to maintain cannot function effectively and efficiently.
The same care that goes into your own personal health and well-being should go into your network. Think about it, so much is riding on your network. Much like the human body, the sooner you can proactively address potential issues, the less likely they are to develop into serious and costly problems.
More and more of your business is dependent upon a reliable, secure, and fast network. Your already stretched IT resources are being asked to do more. TeleNetworks Technologies’s highly skilled network professionals can perform a quick network health check – anytime, on demand – and make sure your critical infrastructure stays on track.
The state of your network operations defines the state of your business. Once your network is up and running, a Network Operations Center (NOC) becomes an extension of your operations. Thus, NOC inadvertently becomes a powerful business tool for managing your environment, while protecting your brand and reputation.
We provide your company a seamless experience of owning a NOC – without actually having to invest into one yourself. All our server and service monitoring is carried out through our state-of-the-art NOC. Our NOC is designed to work as an extension of your IT infrastructure. We will work with your current tools to ensure that your services are not interrupted during the transition.
Our NOC provides 24x7x365 unmatched technical support and expertise. By handling more than 90% of routine tickets, our NOC shares the labor-intensive responsibility of your business to save costs, allowing you to focus on projects that have more business value.
Running 24x7x365 operations and with more than 500 NOC certified, experienced engineers, we carefully monitor and maintain network devices, enterprise servers, databases and applications that may either by hosted with your hosting provider or housed in your company. In short, if there is any anomaly in infrastructure, health, security, and capacity, we work tirelessly to provide you with the optimal network performance all the time.
During this phase, the project office executes the tasks described in all of the plans, processes, and procedures summarized and referenced in the Master Project Management Plan. Particular attention is paid to the production and quality of deliverables from all contractors, state organizations, and county/local offices. The Project Manager and Project Team will oversee the prime contractor and manage state and county/local office project resources as the detailed system requirements are defined, and the system is designed, developed, tested, implemented, and transitioned to maintenance & operation. Constant monitoring of quality, risks and issues, schedule, costs, requirements status, and overall project status is required.
At the end of the Executing phase, a phase review is conducted and lessons learned are documented for future consideration.
The Project Execution Phase is the third phase in the project life cycle. In this phase, you will build the physical project deliverables and present them to your customer for signoff. The Project Execution Phase is usually the longest phase in the project life cycle and it typically consumes the most energy and the most resources.
To enable you to monitor and control the project during this phase, you will need to implement a range of management processes. These processes help you to manage time, cost, quality, change, risks and issues. They also help you to manage procurement, customer acceptance and communications.