Network Security

NetCare provides industry-leading IT support and IT services to Sydney based businesses.

Network Security Checkup

Your Network is Constantly at Risk

There are too many ways that a network can be compromised to leave it to chance that nothing wrong is going on "behind the scenes". Key issues include:

  • Email-based viruses getting through unprotected mailboxes
  • Worms, viruses and malware infiltrating outbound port/protocol access, backdoors, and "command and control"
  • Trojan applications and phishing schemes
  • In addition to the potential damage to networks and data, there are other critical business reasons to be tracking and documenting key network security attributes:
  • Employee productivity – wasted by accessing Facebook, shopping, porn sites
  • Bandwidth abuse that can be slowing down critical business applications
  • Downloading of pirated software
  • Loss of proprietary business data and information from the inside.

Installed Security Products Are Not Enough

There are a number of very effective tools and techniques that can help you address many of the common threats and problems, including firewalls, virus production tools, Internet Content filtering, and more. However, if any of these tools were 100% effective, there would be no security breaches and we know we’re far away from that. As soon as a known threat is addressed by these tools, a new one emerges. There’s not a product out there in the world today that can create security policies for you and enforce that those policies are adhered to.

And if you're the one who is responsible for specifying, installing, and/or managing these tools, you absolutely need to make sure that they’re working on a regular basis. Even if the hardware and software are performing perfectly month after month, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be working tomorrow.

That’s why you need a regular network security checkup.

Introducing the Network Security Checkup Service from NetCare

Your Network Security Checkup will consist of the following elements:

  • Security Risk Report. This executive-level report includes a proprietary Security Risk Score along with summary charts, graphs and an explanation of the risks found in the security scans.
  • Security Policy Assessment Report. A detailed review of the security policies that are in place on both a domain wide and local machine basis.
  • Shared Permission Report. Comprehensive lists of all network “shares” by computer, detailing which users and groups have access to which devices and files, and what level of access they have.
  • User Permissions Report. Organizes permissions by user, showing all shared computers and files to which they have access.
  • Internal Vulnerabilities Report. Highlights deviation from industry standards compared to outbound port and protocol accessibility, lists available wireless networks as part of a wireless security survey, and provides information on Internet content accessibility.
  • External Vulnerabilities Full Detail Report. A comprehensive output including security holes, warnings, and informational items that can help you make better network security decisions, plus a full NMap Scan which checks all 65,535 ports and reports which are open. This is an essential item for many standard security compliance reports.
  • On-site Client Review meeting and action. Once the above reports have been prepared, one of our Security Consultants will meet with you to review the reports and discuss any remedial actions that need to be taken. An allowance of three hours is included in the Network Security Checkup for any immediate actions.

By performing regular network security health checks with NetCare, we can help you protect your assets, guard against downtime, and help you sleep better at night.

An Affordable Alternative to a Full Security Audit

The key to remember is that you don’t necessarily have to do a full network security audit in order to ensure that you are safe and secure. A comprehensive audit is probably overkill for most small and medium sized businesses, and would take too much time and cost too much money.

We recommend that all our clients conduct a Network Security Checkup at least once per year. And if you’re in an industry that requires compliance – for example the financial, medical or manufacturing industries – we recommend it be done once per quarter.

Our service fee for our Network Security Checkup is $1,690 (ex GST) for non-NetCare Agreement clients, which is reduced to $1,290 (ex GST) for those clients that do have a NetCare Agreement in place. A tailored service fee structure for a regular Network Security Checkup schedule is also available.

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