Network Protection

Network Security is a multi-faceted issue.

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The network literally touches everything and is used by everyone.

Securing the network backbone devices as well as monitoring how the network is being used are a critical aspect of IT Security.  As with all other aspects of IT Security there are an endless array of solutions for every need and to fit every budget.

How do you choose the right solutions?

Call us and we will help you measure your user and application requirements to ensure you are deploying what you need now and what you need to accommodate business growth.

Do you have to use all the same brand of network hardware for integration and interoperability?

Absolutely not.  While there are benefits for standardization of your network hardware platform.  It does not mean you have to buy everything with one hardware vendor.  We help you make the right hardware choices for your business use cases and then integrate them into a cohesive management platform that is vendor agnostic.  Call us and we will show you how WE do it.

Can a vendors listed specs be relied on or are they marketing fluff?

If it’s on the internet it must be true, right!?  Insert giggling and laughing here.  Most people understand that vendor specs are all about the highest achievable performance numbers in a lab environment.  We know what the real-world performance of equipment really is.  Call us, we are happy to share with you what you can realistically expect from your hardware.

Is it true what they say about no one getting fired for buying an industry leading megabrand?

The old saying is generally attributed to IBM but it was never an official company tag line.  More recently people have replaced it with Cisco, Microsoft or Oracle depending on who you are talking to.  Something critical to consider is that over half of the industry leading IT Security companies are new to the industry.  New isn’t bad, it’s just new.  Yes, it can be scary to trust new companies in a space as critical as IT Security.  Call us and we will help you navigate between what’s new and hot, and what’s not.

We can help you make the right choices by providing non-partisan analysis and reviews based on our hands on experience deploying and managing nearly every flavor of hardware that exists.  And if it’s something we haven’t used before, we’ll research it on your behalf and let you know what we find.  Call us and see if you can stump us!

Network devices create a lot of logs.  Aggregating that information into meaningful and actionable data is most often an idea associated with using a SIEM solution or Syslog server with a focus on security issues.  Often overlooked, is a system and process for monitoring and managing the network usage.  Further, there are many cases where deploying a complete SIEM solution is too expensive or is not a good fit for the requirements of the business.  We do either or both based on our clients needs.  Call us and let’s talk about your needs.