OUR NETWORK SERVICES
It is important to ensure that backups of core network components and devices are scheduled, monitored and verified at all times. Having up-to-date backups of core devices can assist in the faster recovery of the network or individual network components following hardware or software failures, or even data (configuration) loss.
Hardware and software installation, replacement and upgrades are very common network maintenance tasks. Upgrades are important to keep systems updated with new technology and provide interoperability with other systems. Further, in some cases upgrades are made mandatory if the vendor decides to discontinue support for the existing/older versions.
Network security is an integral component of network operation and maintenance. It is also very important that consideration be given to both internal and external threats. While most organizations have a dedicated security team, monitoring and a structured maintenance approach can also be used to discover vulnerabilities or potential security threats which can then allow for the appropriate action to be taken before an incident occurs.
LEGAL COMPLIANCE REGULATION
A structured network maintenance methodology also ensures that the network is compliant with both legal obligations as well as corporate policies. Regulatory policies, which are mandatory enforcements of compliance with industry regulations and laws, will differ for businesses. Regardless of the industry and the requirements, it is important to ensure the business is following the industry standards as regulated by the law.
MAINTAIN DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS
Configuration changes are common because of the day-to-day moves, additions, or changes (MACs) within organizations. Device configurations may also change due to scheduled maintenance tasks and planned changes to the network. For this reason, maintain and updating device configurations is considered a core network management function.
MONITOR AND OPTIMIZE NETWORK
One of the core facilitators of an effective network maintenance solution or strategy is proactive monitoring. Proactive monitoring allows potential problems to be detected and remedied before they cause an outage or affect operation. Event logging and network monitoring can be used to proactively react to network or system alerts.