Network Security

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Assessment Services for Security, Risk, and Compliance

Knowing your current security and compliance posture is the first step in information security assurance.

Alexant offers security assessment and continuing Managed Compliance Services to help you manage, uncover and remediate any vulnerabilities in your computer network systems and applications. Defending your organization from attacks is a difficult job. Alexant’s fully Managed Security Services and assessment services can make it easier.

Managed Security Services

Alexant offers companies and Agencies a fixed fee Managed Security Service that includes full support and management of all security elements including desktop clients, servers, firewalls and policy development, implementation and management.

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Network Security Assessments

Alexant’s Network security staff leverage their background in networking, systems deployment and support, architecture, and an extensive library of compliance and security test scripts to evaluate and test the security of your network. Using our experience, commercial and open source tools, and , we can evaluate the security of your system from multiple points of view to ensure your security strategy is working properly.

Alexant security assessments can be delivered as a basic security assessment and as a layer two in-depth assessment. Both of these assessments are constructed to evaluate the IT infrastructure layers that have been built to protect your intellectual property and reveal any holes in your security posture. Alexant takes both an outside-in and an inside-out approach beginning with the extended layer (public information controls) and moving to perimeter, control, resource, and administrative layers to provide a holistic view of organizational risk.

Alexant can provide you with detailed assessments that answer such questions as:

  • How effective is your security?
  • Have you been breached and, if so, what assets were compromised?
  • Who is attacking you and what are they after?

There are two major types of Network Security Assessments:

1. (Vulnerability Assessment) – Basic Security Audit

This is designed to look at the security of your network from either the inside and/or outside of the network and produce reports based on the weaknesses of parts of the network, and the network as a whole. This assessment will highlight areas of risk and will advise which changes will need to be made.

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2. (Pen Test) – Penetration testing

We simulate high-impact security breaches to help organizations better understand real security risks

This audit includes the capabilities of the Vulnerability Assessment mentioned above, plus more comprehensive external, internal, and social testing. (The social testing in itself explores, as the expression implies, examination and discussion of staff methodologies and habits). When the Pen Test finds vulnerabilities in the network, it can run software that delivers a ‘payload’; this helps to reveal weak links in the system. If a hacker can deploy a payload with harmful code, they could take control of segments and potentially expose the entire network. A Pen Test is performed in order to help prevent this from happening, by finding such vulnerabilities first and then, with the client’s permission, actively exploiting them.