Why a LAN Audit is Crucial for Your IT Infrastructure and How BUS ICT Can Help? By businessict
A LAN audit in simple terms is a comprehensive audit of your organisation’s IT Systems to ascertain its health, evaluate performance, analyse its needs and ensure it is functioning optimally. It provides actionable insights into network security, network control policies and checks its compliance with key data security regulations.
The whole idea behind a comprehensive LAN audit is to improve network performance and ensure compliance.
How does LAN Audit assist with your compliance?
One of the critical benefits of LAN audit is that it will set the stage for your business to be compliant with two important regulations namely Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
NDB: This is an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988, mandating businesses whose annual turnover exceeds $3 million to report data breaches (occurring on or after 22 February 2018) that involve personal data that can seriously harm an individual. The ‘scheme’ requires businesses to have incident detection and reporting processes in place and a system wherein the customer and Privacy Commissioner are notified within 30 days of the breach having taken place. Failure to do so can invite fines up to $2.1 million.
GDPR: The GDPR regulation impacts firms inside and outside the EU and is a legal framework that requires organisations to protect the data of EU citizens. Some of the GDPR requirements include providing data breach notifications to customers within 72 hours of a data breach, getting customer consent for data collections and ensuring data safety.
You can become both NDB and GDPR compliant with a LAN audit. What’s more, with Business ICT Partners, you are assured the audit process won’t interfere with your daily operations or impact the network in any way or form. Our LAN audit will gather data from your current environment and deliver ideal recommendations pertinent to network hardware, software, procedures, data backup and more.
Why Business ICT Partners for LAN Audit?
Our LAN audit combines human inspection and automated discovery to deliver a detailed analysis of your current network infrastructure; and it offers recommendations that result in an optimum and regulatory compliant network infrastructure.
Here are some of the key benefits delivered by our LAN audit:
- Enhanced Network Security: We identify network vulnerabilities that do not conform to regulatory compliance requirements and suggest improvements. We check your anti-virus protection status, and more to ensure your data stays protected from unauthorized access.
- Reduced Infrastructure Costs: The LAN audit identifies wasted resources, business-critical devices, and non-critical devices and suggests reconfiguration and redeployment of resources to optimise network performance.
- Improved Reliability: We identify single points of failure within the network to help you implement fail-over and mitigate the impact of service outages to protect critical services and ensure business continuity.
The LAN audit process significantly improves network uptime, speeds up services migration and helps remove unauthorised network devices.
With Business ICT Partners, you get the combined advantage of in-depth hands-on experience and expertise in LAN audit and partnerships with leading IT and telecom solutions companies. The benefit of using our LAN audit services is that we are also a managed IT and telecom services provider. Post LAN audit, we can offer the required services that tie in with our recommendations.
Business ICT Partners is committed to helping Australian businesses stay compliant. To achieve this outcome, we are offering a complimentary LAN audit worth $1500 and a chance for the first 100 customers to win Samsung Galaxy Bud valued at $249.
A LAN audit plays a huge role in helping you to maximise the potential of your network infrastructure. So, irrespective of the size and scale of your network, it’s time to go for that LAN audit.