In-depth network assessment.

Your network can never truly meet its potential until you accurately assess what you already have in place. A Catalyst network assessment will provide you with a wealth of rich, in-depth information regarding your network’s health, stability, and long-term scalability.  This information will give you a good look at where you are, and where you should be going. The reports are broken down into several different formats that cater to a wide range of individuals with varying degrees of technical knowledge.

The Reports

Each Catalyst audit and assessment contains multiple reports. As stated above, the information that is provided is broken down into several segments that appeal to people of all levels of technical acumen. Whether you are a systems engineer or just a business owner who just wants to things to work, the information will be presented in a way that is valuable for you. Along with receiving your full network diagnostic, you will also receive up to a 1 hour free consultation with a representative who will go through the information with you and answer any questions you may have.

Each assessment is broken down into two parts, The Network Infrastructure Audit and the Network Security Assessment.   Both parts focus on specific areas of your network that are critical to functioning properly.

Network Infrastructure Audit

This area of the report gathers information on the existing hardware you already employ. This gives us the “where you are at now” side of the report and will be used as a platform onto which all additional information will be built. From the network information audit Catalyst compiles several reports from a combination of physical and virtual assessments.

Some of the reports you will receive are:

  • A Full Detail Report – Our scan will pull out literally hundreds of pages of end-user network activity and configuration data. The Full Network Assessment Report includes every detail, presented in line-item fashion in an editable report document. The report is organized by section with a table of contents to help you locate the specific findings of interest, and problem areas are conveniently highlighted in red, making it easy to spot individual problems to be rectified.
  • A Risk Report – The Risk Report presents you with a summary of your overall risk score based on your scan, along with graphs and charts to better showcase the problem areas.
  • Asset Detail Report – For each network scan, the Asset Report provides detailed information on each of the individual assets discovered. The report is ideal for cataloging and documenting the complete settings and configurations for individual workstations and servers.

Network Security Assessment

In addition to the Network Infrastructure Audit, we will be providing a Network Security Assessment. This aims to provide a deeper look at your network security than is typically observed by technical staff. The information will be compiled in several different reports that provide a detailed picture into your network security to date.

Some of the reports provided include:

  • Security Risk Review – This report includes a proprietary Security Risk Score and chart showing the relative health (on a scale of 1 to 10) of the network security, along with a summary of the number of computers with issues. In addition, it also reports on outbound protocols, System Control protocols, User Access Controls, as well as an external vulnerabilities summary list.
  • External Vulnerability Report – A comprehensive report including security holes and warnings, informational items that can help make better network security decisions, plus a full External Scan which checks all 65,535 ports against your firewall. This is an essential item for many standard security compliance reports.
  • Internal Vulnerability 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.

Knowing is half the battle!

Many times in life people will tell you that not knowing is better. When it comes to the health of your network, and by extension your business as a whole, it is safe to say that does not apply. Whether or not a partnership is struck, we provide all potential clients with the information we discover during our audits and assessments. We believe that knowing is half the battle when it comes to managing networks, and we want to make sure you have the information to plan appropriately.  Please feel free to contact us directly with more questions, or to set up your own free network audit and assessment.