It is a fact that older networks, developing over years, suffer not only capability issues as new services become available, but may have been built without using best practice. Our Network Audit service can advise on where future problems may occur, and where existing networks may develop issues (such as lack of firmware patching and upgrades; EOL equipment and hardware no longer supportable by vendor). Producing a design review document, our engineering teams consider availability, reliability, resilience, security, performance, and ease of management.
As part of our Audit service, we are often asked to validate 3rd party work, particularly by public sector bodies. There can be the feeling that a scope of works delivered by a 3rd party may not have followed Cisco Best Practice or has been configured inefficiently resulting in such things as QoS (Quality of Service) issues. There may be network issues or problems relating to certification, such as PCI DSS or ISO, or licensing; whatever the concerns we can objectively and impartially validate work and signpost areas for attention, as well as giving recommendation for remedial work – which we can also undertake if required. We can also act as your technical lead should you need, under contractual obligations, to use a 3rd party for your ongoing support and remediation.