NETWORK HARDENING ASSESSMENT
Unfortunately, companies often purchase and deploy technology thinking about functionality first, with security a distant second. This results in configurations that overlook critical security settings and leave a company’s network vulnerable to a cyber breach. Instead, organizations must strike the right balance between operability and security. Fortunately, a network hardening assessment helps them do just that. GMI assesses current configurations and provides best practice guidance that can both remove current weaknesses and serve as a standard for other network devices going forward. In this way, we help organizations get the desired value and capabilities from their network infrastructure without taking on unacceptable risk.
WHAT IS A NETWORK HARDENING ASSESSMENT?
A network hardening assessment is a service that identifies missing security configurations and patches within network infrastructure. The resulting report not only validates an organization’s security, but also enables them to make adjustments that reduce the risk of unauthorized access into their network. An assessment can be applied to a full application ecosystem and all the underlying system components, or directed at something as basic as just a firewall.
Commonly assessed infrastructure include:
- Wireless LAN
HOW DOES A NETWORK HARDENING ASSESSMENT WORK?
Our expert team assesses configurations against security best practices for the device type, identifying security gaps posed by configuration and patching weaknesses. Then, we produce a prioritized report to guide remediation. While the report enables self-remediation, we can also be contracted to implement needed changes. Even better, the provided documentation can be used beyond the initial engagement to help maintain proper configuration of network devices.