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This is Not a Drill: You Need to Audit Your Network Security

September 7, 2020

The more devices that are connected to a network, the greater the risk

With more people working from home than ever before, network security has never been more important, and more difficult to maintain.

That's why it's vital that businesses audit network security to ensure that they're reducing the risk of any breaches.

Read on as we look at some key reasons why you need to audit your network security.

Discover Vulnerabilities

Without a network security audit, you may be completely unaware of major vulnerabilities that are leaving your network open to attack.

An audit allows you to learn exactly where you're vulnerable, and take steps to shore things up. If you don't have an audit, can you truly be confident of how secure your network really is?

Verify Compliance

Another key benefit of a network security audit is that it can help to ensure you're complying with all the required regulations.

There are many legal requirements for businesses when it comes to data; you would have had to have been under a rock not to see the huge impact that GDPR has had on the way businesses have to handle data. There are plenty of other legislative hoops that you need to jump through, some of which you may not even be aware of.

A network security audit company can ensure that you're fully in compliance with all the regulations that affect your business.

Learn Where You Need to Upgrade

Another major benefit is that you can learn exactly where your network needs to be upgraded. 

There may be ways that the security of your network can be significantly increased by making some upgrades to your systems or hardware. An audit is a perfect opportunity to make improvements to your infrastructure without having to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Monitor the Health of Current Hardware

No matter how secure your network is, if your hardware is on its way out you're going to have major issues. A network security audit can not only measure how effective your security is, but also monitor the health of the hardware it's running on. 

You'll get detailed information on the health of your servers, your workstations, and more. You can then focus on making any improvements or upgrades you need to ensure that your network continues to run both smoothly and securely. 

This could end up saving you a small fortune, as you can replace hardware before it fails. 

Is It Time to Audit Network Security at Your Business?

If this article has made you realize that it's time to audit network security at your business, then we're here to help.

We offer a range of security services, including our NetAudit. It includes careful auditing and assessment of your security encryption and other digital vulnerabilities, close auditing to verify legislative compliance, full summaries of hardware, software, and site devices, and much more.

As well as security services, we also offer technology and management services too.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you.

Our technological expertise and extensive experience allow us to work with virtually any system, enabling you to meet your specific goals and objectives–no matter how complex they may be. We pride ourselves on offering sophisticated solutions that other, smaller IT firms simply cannot offer, outfitting your company with a reliable support system as your needs expand and evolve. 

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