Why Should I Assess Our 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 who 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 utilised 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 and review of your wired network topology and associated device configurations, including review of existing management or monitoring processes.
  • Identification of risks with clear recommendations around configuration updates, support status, operational performance and identification of single point of failures.

The report* includes switch hardware & 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

Requirements

  • Valid read-only SNMP access enabled
  • 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 is sometimes installed to capture utilisation and health statistics where existing services are not available. A virtual appliance is sometimes deployed depending on volume of devices to be discovered.
  • Read-only access to the device CLI and any other management consoles for lower level script-based discovery.

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 which truly meet your business requirements.

Customer Satisfaction

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

Services

Basic

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








Essential

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 & links with errors.



Premium

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.

The Changing Nature of Work

46% of respondents at organisations are intending to implement remote or hybrid working. For these strategies to be successful, IT decision-makers will need the support of their organisation’s leadership.

Read our report to understand what other organisations like yours are experiencing and which solutions are being considered.