ONLINE NETWORK ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE
IS YOUR SYSTEM UP
TO DATE AND SECURE ENOUGH?
Last updated - 7/27/09
AVAREN ONLINE NETWORK ASSESSMENT
Ten Short Questions
These 10 simple questions were
designed by a veteran network analyst and represent the recommended
minimums for networks of larger than 10 users given
current, available, affordable technologies. Allow
yourself 10 points for each numbered affirmative answer.
Add up your points to see where you stand (max 100 or
1. Does your organization own an
enhanced firewall that scans inbound internet traffic
for viruses, spyware, and other vulnerabilities?
2. Do you have the ability to monitor your user web
traffic and block that which is non-productive?
3. Do you have an experienced network professional (a
team is preferable as their level of awareness is enhanced by
numbers) watching over your network, thinking of how new
threats could affect you?
Server & Backup
4. Does your server have an auto alerting system with
self diagnosis capability? Does this system alert you to
disk and other failures before they become critical?
5. Are you using an unencrypted tape
system which requires daily human interaction?
6. Does this system send the encrypted data sets offsite
in an automated (humanless) fashion each night?
7. Is someone with sufficient skill watching over the
8. Do you know when antivirus
protection is turned off or not updating on any or all
of your computers and servers? Will a system
alert you when machines encounter viruses?
9. Do you have an automated computer security patch
deployment system to ensure that your machines aren’t
more vulnerable than necessary?
10. Do you have solid remote connectivity
capabilities that allow your trusted employees the
greatest degree of flexibility when working outside the
office or on the road?
If your organization is larger than 10 users and you
scored above an 80 on this assessment it would seem you
would need little additional help to become fully
protected. If you scored below an 80 please call and let
us let us help you rectify these potential risks right
away. If you scored lower than a 50 on this assessment
it isn’t the end of the world. Remedying these types of
issues is our specialty and we are happy to help. In
addition, we’ve spent years determining the best
products both from a price/performance perspective as
well as in terms of uniformity to ensure fewer irregularities.
As a result of all this experience,
it is a relatively affordable and routine matter for AVAREN to implement the
necessary changes. Companies with at least 5 users
and owning, or having a desire to own, a server qualify for a
assessment. If you have more than 25 users be certain to
ask about a terminal server and thin clients. A terminal server can
really help give control back to the business owner.
a call today 214-379-4200
Assessment authored by AVAREN's Director of
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