Network Assessment

Why Should You Assess Your Network Infrastructure?

As networks evolve and grow, legacy configuration is often left behind, which over time can result in degraded performance and a weakened security stance. In addition, default network services (for example), may also have been left enabled or incorrectly configured, which can result in weakened access controls and stability.

CDW Network Health Assessment

The CDW Network Health Assessment is designed for organisations that want to understand what their network looks like and are looking for assurance the network is robust, performant, and configured in accordance to industry best practices. The resulting report can be presented to your IT management team, who are responsible for ensuring a high level of continuity and availability on the network. The toolsets and methods used by CDW Consultants to perform the health check are designed to run in a production environment with minimal impacts on the existing infrastructure. We perform:



Discovery of your wired network topology and associated device configurations.



Identification of risks with clear recommendations around configuration updates, support status, operational performance, and identification of single point of failures.



Our analysis includes a review of your existing management or monitoring processes.


SNMP Access

Valid read-only SNMP access enabled.

Discovery Assets

A list of devices or IP ranges to be discovered. CDW can offer additional bespoke physical audit services if you are unsure of the makeup of your estate.

Monitoring Software

Monitoring software is sometimes installed to capture usage and health statistics where existing services are not available. A virtual appliance is sometimes deployed depending on volume of devices to be discovered.

Management Consoles

Read-only access to the device CLI and any other management consoles for lower level script-based discovery.

The report* includes switch hardware and firmware and associated vendor support status; device serial numbers; routing and redundancy configuration; device overview port and spanning tree level configurations; network topology; highlighting any concerns and providing remedial recommendations. *Report content varies dependent upon service purchased

Why Choose CDW?

  • Trusted Provider

    CDW is a leading Networking solutions provider. This is underpinned by CDW holding many of the highest attainable partner accreditations for the top tier vendors.

  • Value

    CDW has access to the most comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and vendor resources. CDW has capabilities to architect, implement, and support complex network environments that truly meet your business requirements.

  • Customer Satisfaction

    CDW will identify strengths and develop targeted plans to serve your needs.

Network Assessment Packages



Discovery and configuration review of in-scope network devices, discovering discrepancies within the configuration.



Discovery and creation of physical (Layer-1/2) network diagrams for in-scope network devices. Configuration review of in-scope network devices, discovering discrepancies within the configuration. Identify and document bottlenecks i.e. links nearing or exceeding capacity, packet drops and links with errors.



Discovery and creation of physical (Layer-1/2) and logical (Layer-3) network diagrams for in-scope network devices. Manual and automated configuration discovery, review, validation, and alignment against industry and vendor good practice recommendations. Includes port and platform level configuration basics, port security and vLAN management, AAA, Infrastructure Services, STP, VTP, VPC/Port-Channels, OTV, IRF, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP/VRRP & QOS.

CDW Remoe Access Assessment Summary

Remote Access Service Assessment

CDW can provide critical insights into the health and security of your Remote Access platform enabling you to maximise your remote access performance, stability and scalability.
CDW Wireless Service Assessment Summary

Wireless Service Assessment

CDW knows that Networking is pivotal to any IT Infrastructure and your company depends on the Network being reliable and fit for purpose.
CDW Firewass Security Assessment Summary

Firewall Security Assessments

CDW knows that your organisation has evolved – but has your firewall policy been kept up to date? Firewall security policy changes and grows over time, and can become weaker or no longer adhere to best practices.
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By providing flexibility and professionalism, ServiceWorks allows you to optimise your core IT costs, without compromising availability or performance.

Request a Network Assessment

If you want to understand what your network looks like and are looking for assurance the network is robust, performant, and configured in accordance to industry best practices, then request a network assessment by completing the form.