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Assessing Your Network & Servers

Posted by Access Systems Team on Jan 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Is your network experiencing performance issues, data loss or downtime?

From routers and modems to protecting your company’s private information with firewalls, that’s enough to confuse anyone without IT-savvy knowledge. Throw in trying to understand server information, like DNS, host names and proxies— and you’re completely lost.

That’s okay. There’s a lot that goes into creating your business’ network infrastructures, and we know these technical elements can be confusing. Still, they’re vital in maintaining an efficient, reliable system for your business.

We are here to help you assess your current network and servers, to see if you need any upgrades.

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Determining Your Bandwidth

Your bandwidth may be the reason your computer is running slowly.

All of your applications come with certain bandwidth requirements, dictated in kilobits per second (kbps) and megabits per second (mbps). This is a measurement of the amount of data that can flow in a given time through a medium, AKA your internet connection.

Many businesses experience slow internet connections when their systems are operating at full bandwidth capacity.

Do you know how much bandwidth your carrier is actually providing, or what your business’ specific needs are? For example, perhaps your Salesforce software is eating up most of your bandwidth and you need an upgrade to achieve the speed you desire. It may be trouble with latency, or the time it takes for you to send a message to the server, or maybe even data jitter.

You can try to figure out the problem yourself, but an IT professional will be able to  analyze your server hardware capacity, utilization and performance to confidently assess your current infrastructure.

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Data Loss Prevention

Your network and servers house a goldmine of data about your company and your customers, which if lost, can mean disaster. Not only might data loss jeopardize your trust for those you serve, but you also risk the ability to stay open.

Do you have measures set up to alert you of suspicious activity or block users who appear to be threat? What about proper firewall setup? Do you have your data encrypted, so that hackers can’t steal it even if they get past your first line of protection?

Cybersecurity starts with protecting your network and servers, to ensure data isn’t loss or stolen.

You can create an off-site backup of your information or improve your password hygiene, but a cybersecurity expert can help to assure your servers and networks are properly safeguarded.

Vulnerability Scanning

Vulnerability Scanning

Vulnerability scans are exactly what they sound like, screenings of your current system to assess vulnerabilities in your software and network.

These specifically devised tools check for open ports, unpatched software and other weaknesses. When done regularly, vulnerability scans can keep your operations running smoothly.

Pair these scans with penetration tests, which simulate attackers, to see how well suited your servers are against outside threats.

Not only do these kinds of scans work well for testing your network security, but they can also be used to assess your website’s level of protection.

Establishing a consistent system for monitoring your network and servers is crucial in exposing and patching vulnerabilities.

Protecting Your Network & Servers

Does your business have the protection it needs?

Using a special software, we are able to take your server(s) and “virtualize” your setup into different sections, which can host multiple virtual servers for your business needs.

We can also assess its current bandwidth, before your system crashes, and allocate more storage so that your server continues to stay up and running. Plus, we can set up backup storage so you’ll never lose your data.

Are you apart of a law firm? Law office need to be especially mindful of cyber threats, as they house a treasure chest of personal information that hackers would love to steal.

Download your Managed IT Services For Your Law Firm ebook to protect your data, today.

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Topics: Servers, Network, Data Loss, Vulnerability Scanning

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