Consultants and administrators are often tasked with auditing a network, which can be a tedious and time consuming process. An audit is a systematic evaluation of the security and infrastructure of a company’s information system by measuring how well it conforms to a set of established criteria.
A thorough audit typically assesses the security of the system’s physical configuration and environment, software, information handling processes, and user practices.
At induIT when we take on a new customer we do a full audit of their entire infrastructure so that we can better understand what we will be dealing with and how best to support the systems involved and where we can improve many things such as performance, security, outdated hardware, cabling problems, IOPS, hardware, software, licensing issues, network traffic as well as every layer within the IT framework etc.
Depending on the size and nature of the business depends on how long the audit takes and what the customer wants.