Network assessment, in the context of network devices, refers to various things. It could mean the analysis of such devices to find which devices are obsolete. It could also refer to the assessment of network performance, a review of network architecture, security assessment of network devices (including security compliant configuration, bugs, vulnerabilities etc). The term network assessment could also be used to refer to the network inventory used to discover what network devices are running on the network. The definition of network assessment could also include applications, servers, operating systems etc.
There are three different stages of network assessment
Proper preparation before the actual network assessment is important, especially because it saves time. Preparation includes defining the scope of assessment and planning length of assessment, for setting customer expectations. This stage also necessitates things like enabling SNMP on network devices to be able to perform a network assessment, defining SNMP community strings (v1 and v2c) or username/password (v3) in accordance with the tools to be used, editing access rules on the computer that's to be used for performing the assessment etc.
For network assessment, various tools are needed; these tools belong to different categories, which are-
Once the network assessment is done, the data that has been gathered need to be assessed. Based on that post-assessment reports would have to be made; these reports would have recommendations, like, for example recommending the replacement of some obsolete devices or some other changes. There are some tools that help in creating reports.
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Comodo ONE gives you the capability to perform both a network assessment and security assessment before signing up new clients.
You have the option to charge for these services while showing customers a true picture of their existing network to set priorities.
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