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Technology Assessments
NIS IT Assessment Services

IT Assessment offers assessment services to help give your organization the information it needs to make critical business decisions.

If you are required to comply with regulations such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC Rule 17a-4 or GLBA, obtaining a detailed assessment of your current environment is a critical first step in building a roadmap toward compliance.

After our expert certified engineers collect information about your environment, we will analyze the data with up-to-date industry standards and best practices in mind to bring light to potential problem areas. We can then provide you with a report detailing our findings from the perspective of your stated business objectives. If your business is in the West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas, start down the path of compliance today with NIS Assessment services.

Network Inspection

What Is It?

NIS strives to provide our clients with a wealth of information even before projects are initiated. Our engineers perform in-depth technology assessments as a way to better understand the client’s environment and specific needs.

There are several specific things our engineers look for and assess before any work can begin:

  • Firewalls
  • E-mail environment
  • Active Directory
  • Servers (Phys/Vert)
  • Backup Strategies
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Desktops
  • Infrastructure
  • Internet
Benefits
  • Assessment of Server and Network Health
  • Identify Single Points of Failure
  • Basic Security Assessment
  • Business and Technology Review
What’s In The Report

The output of the Network Inspection is a personalized plan to better your organization and assist your endeavor to reach future goals. Some of the document sections include:

  • Executive Summary – Project overview, business drivers, success criteria, project phase, and key findings, as well as short-term and long-term recommendations.
  • Gap Analysis Reporting – This section includes results of the Business and Technology Review, addressing the distance between where you are and where you want to be.
Network Security Assessment

What Is It?

This evaluation provides insight into the network environment from a security and technological perspective. There are several areas available for this type of assessment including an evaluation on:

  • Firewalls
  • E-mail environment
  • Internal Network
  • External Network
  • Social Engineering / Physical Security
  • Active Directory
  • Wireless Network
  • Desktop/Laptop
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobile Devices

All areas in this assessment focus on the security of various network components and user access to the network. Together or individually, these pieces will provide you with a snapshot of your current environment, along with recommendations to remediate security and vulnerability concerns.

Benefits
  • Up-to-date documentation of network security posture
  • Insight into potential problem areas
  • Validation of policies and procedures already in place
What’s In The Report

The output of the Network Security Assessment is a comprehensive document detailing the security of various network components and user access rights. Some of the document sections include:

  • Executive Summary – Project overview, success criteria, project phase, and key findings, as well as short-term and long-term recommendations.
  • Evaluation Results – This section includes detailed results and recommendations from the areas you have chosen for your assessment.
Virtualization Assessment
What Is It?

A virtualization assessment is an accurate estimation of how an organization can better utilize existing or new server hardware. Using a proven assessment methodology, we determine potential consolidation ratios using a collection of server performance metrics. The results of this assessment will enable your organization to develop a plan to successfully implement virtualization.

Consider This Service If…
  • You want your Stakeholders to see increased ROI and lower TCO
  • You want to know how much you can increase utilization of IT assets
  • You want help with consolidation or virtualization planning
  • You want help with choosing the best virtualization technology for your particular situation
What’s In The Report

The output of the Virtualization Assessment is a comprehensive document detailing virtualization candidates and consolidation scenarios that are crucial to the success of a virtualization deployment. Some of the document sections include:

  • Executive Summary – Project overview, business drivers, success criteria, project phase, and key findings, as well as short-term and long-term recommendations.
  • Server Inventory Summary – The Server Inventory Summary section reviews the technical aspects and performance of the server inventory as revealed by the data collection process of the Server Virtualization Assessment.
  • Server Utilization Assessment – The Server Utilization Assessment section details the utilization metrics across all monitored workloads during the monitoring period of the Server Virtualization Assessment.
  • Poor Virtualization Candidates – The Poor Virtualization Candidates section provides an overview of excluded servers that are not suitable for virtualization due to not meeting the criteria for a successful virtualization.
  • Consolidation Scenarios – This section provides recommended scenarios for a consolidation project based on the findings of the Server Virtualization Assessment.

NIS provides Managed IT Solutions such as Data Backup & Disaster Recovery, Spam Protection, Server Care, Network Care, Desktop and User Care, Web Filtering and Firewall Services to the area’s small- and medium-sized businesses.