What is a Network Assessment

We use a variety of tools when conducting a network assessment and then prepare a detailed report that includes the current network as it exists now including issues and what we recommend correcting. A good Network Assessment will include the following:

Client Risk Report 

The report presents your client with a summary of their overall risk score based on your scan, along with simple charts to show the problem areas. Each problem area represents an opportunity for you to present a proposed solution and pitch your services. 

Network Management Plan 

This report will help prioritize issues based on the issues risk score. A listing of all affected computers, users, or sub-systems are provided along with recommended actions. 

Full Detail Report 

The Full Network Assessment Report includes every detail, presented in line-item fashion in an editable report document. The report is organized by section with a table of contents to help you locate the specific findings of interest, and problem areas are conveniently highlighted in red, making it easy to spot individual problems to be rectified. 

A sample of this report can be downloaded here:

Network Assessment PowerPoint 

Utilize the PowerPoint presentation as a basis for conducting a meeting presenting your findings from the Network Detective. General summary information along with the risk and issue score are presented along with specific issue recommendations and next steps. 

Site Diagram 

A site diagram breaks down and categorizes all of the assets available on the network. The schematic shows the basic network structure, with convenient drill downs into each group of like workstations. Each device is annotated with important identifying configuration information and is color-coded based on its status. 

Asset Detail Report 

This report provides detailed information on each of the individual assets discovered by Network Detective for each network scan. The report is ideal for cataloging and documenting the complete settings and configurations for individual workstations and servers. 

Full Detail Change Report 

Every time you run an assessment on a given network, the software generates a unique encrypted data file containing all the findings. Network Detective allows you to generate a report that compares the results of any two network scans, and highlights everything that has changed. 

Excel Analysis Export/Report 

Output all of the assets and configurations uncovered by the scan and export it into an Excel file format. Once in Excel, you’ll be able to take the data and import it into your favorite Service Desk or PSA system, or simply create your own custom sorts, analyses, reports and graphs inside of Excel. 

Quarterly Business Review Report 

This report compares one time period to a previous one forming the basis for a Quarterly Business Review meeting. It highlights changes rather than detailed data and shows overall trending. Use this report to encourage “face-to-face” meetings and improve stickiness with your customers. 

IT SWOT Analysis 

Embellish your IT assessments with site photos, policies, and additional information you collect from client interviews & on-site inspections. Use the Network Detective In-Form tool to create IT checklists, questionnaires, and IT SWOT Analysis. 

BDR Needs Analysis Report 

This report presents an analysis of the Backup/Disaster Recovery needs for an environment and includes discovered information regarding the storage needs of an environment and analysis of both onsite and offsite backup requirements. 

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