What Is A IT Health Check
An IT health check (ITHC) is a valuable independent assessment of your business’s cybersecurity.
This evaluation will take stock of your company’s protection from security threats and vulnerabilities, as well as its ability to recover from a breach, whether it occurs accidentally or with malicious intent.
Why choose CloudTech24 for IT Health Check?
We have a global presence. CloudTech24 will perform a free IT health check on your business, so you can know for sure if your systems are running smoothly — and what assets and functions you are missing out on.
We have a team of CREST-accredited IT professionals who will visit your office to assess and optimise your external and internal systems and review possibilities to improve data management.
They will look at your organisation’s IT environment and evaluate its integrity with an independent health check.
What’s more, we offer 24/7 support to our clients via real-time monitoring.
This assures our clients that any issues that arise will be dealt with instantaneously.
Our IT professionals will look for risks and vulnerabilities in your servers, internet, backup and devices.
They will also assure you that your company has a secure and robust backbone to support the mission-critical systems it relies on.
Finally, we will prepare a detailed report outlining the solutions you need to secure and protect your servers, web applications, and internet connection from virus attacks and unauthorised access.
Why Conduct an IT Health Check(ITHC)?
To ensure that a company’s network is stable and reliable, it is essential to conduct an internal IT health check. This will include manual inspections as well as automated scans of the network infrastructure.
If there are any problems with the IT setup, it is best to identify them before they cause service outages or downtime. This helps identify and mitigate potential threats to essential data, external and internal systems, and communications.
It also ensures that organisations enjoy protection from cyber-security attacks and thus, maximise their productivity.
What is involved in an IT Health Check?
Although the scope of the test will vary depending on the size of the company, a comprehensive scan will cover every aspect of an organisation’s technology infrastructure.
An IT Health Check will provide you with the peace of mind that all systems are running smoothly and staying up to date on best practices.
IT Health Check services identifies the gaps in your current security strategy and helps your organisation build out a plan to become compliant with the latest best practices.
By testing both network infrastructure and processes for security purposes, this health check ensures nothing falls through the cracks in terms of protecting your business’ information assets.
What Makes Up An IT Health Check?
Below are several services that make up an IT Health Check:
- External and internal system and network security audits
- External/internal infrastructure review
- Database setup security assessment
- Server build evaluation
- Network configuration review
- Simulated whitehat web app hacking
- Host setup security Testing
- Application testing
- Firewall security control Testing
Data security is a massive concern for all public sector organisations, especially on the Public Services Network (PSN) — from health services to schools, to local and government entities and law firms.
Personal information is at the centre of any data breach, be it names, dates of birth, bank account details, or addresses.
If sensitive personal data falls into the wrong hands, it could lead to privacy breaches that compromise customer trust and tarnish reputations.
Why is an IT Health Check Essential for your organisation?
An IT Health Check helps you ensure that your cyber security is well-maintained. This service includes two main steps: a vulnerability scan and an on-site audit. The vulnerability scan identifies weaknesses, such as missing patches or out-of-date software. At the same time, the onsite audit gives your tech team an overview of all internal and external devices – including computers, printers, and networking equipment.
You will benefit from IT Health Check services if:
- You are keen on PSN CoCo compliance
- Your organisation’s system relies on a connection to the PSN
- You have a critical vulnerability that must be fixed as soon as possible
IT Health Check with CloudTech24
After your IT Health Check with CloudTech24, we can then identify opportunities for enhanced business functionality and elevated performance.
With our elite IT Helpdesk Support, we ensure that your business’s infrastructure stays secure and runs smoothly.
Available 24/7/365 for support with providing IT Health Checks.
The benefits of conducting an IT Health Check
Our IT health check (ITHC) process will help your business to:
- Provide assurance to stakeholders and clients that the information held within the company’s system is safe from unauthorised access.
- An IT health check serves as proof that the business complies with set industry regulations and standards.
- Help you upgrade and lower the cost of maintaining your infrastructure.
- Gain valuable insights into the company’s existing IT infrastructure, network configuration, processes, and security, which they can use to make informed decisions on future updates and development, leading to a smoother IT operation.
- Have an effectively streamlined system that can minimise downtime while improving the company’s productivity levels and communication processes.
- Prevent IT problems by identifying risks and opportunities on the horizon.
- Provides you with the latest on-site testing results and recommendations for improving your systems.
- Test the limits of network capability and the support it offers to support remote workers
Talk To Us
At CloudTech24, we provide a full assessment of your IT infrastructure and existing business applications
Our customers in London, the UK and globally, benefit from our IT Health Check which includes:
- Rapid response times
- CREST-accredited IT experts
- Real-time monitoring
Common FAQs about our Free IT Health Check Services
We often receive questions about our free IT health check services so we thought we would clear them up with some helpful FAQs below. Of course, you can also pick the phone up and speak with us as we would be more than happy to help.
HOW LONG DOES AN IT HEALTH CHECK TAKE?
While we offer technical testing, it is not a part of the free IT health check (ITHC). Our process typically entails a 45 to 2-hour discussion session, where we outline key factors on what the test process entails.
IS IT NECESSARY TO CONDUCT A FREQUENT IT HEALTH CHECK?
Technology is constantly evolving, and so is the risk associated with the use of technology. Companies are continually updating their infrastructure, web servers, and systems, and it is prudent to ensure that upgrades do not compromise the integrity of the existing system’s security. However, with or without system upgrades, companies need to schedule frequent IT health checks to ensure that they remain impenetrable to both internal and external risk; and we recommend a minimum testing average of one check a year.
HOW MUCH DOES AN IT HEALTH CHECK COST?
We offer a free ITHC for new clients and clients that may be considering partnering with us. We also offer more specialised assessments whose provision attracts a certain fee due to the time and skill required. Such specialised tasks may include forensic network security monitoring, penetration testing, and more granular forms of cybersecurity assessment. The price depends on the scope of specific security areas you wish to have checked, and thus, the fee is customised as per your requirements.
DO YOU PROVIDE A REPORT AFTER THE IT HEALTH CHECK?
Upon completion of the ITHC, we put together a report detailing the test areas that were covered, including:
• Non-technical report summary for your senior executives or management board
• A comprehensive outline of all the technical findings
• An overview of the affected areas (vulnerabilities)
• A projected magnitude and scope of the impact of all potential risk
• Illustrations to put the test findings in perspective
• Expert recommendations on how to solve identified existing issues and how to optimise or improve the current system
HOW SECURE IS THE IT HEALTH CHECK?
Our core business is Security, and as such, no one will protect the integrity of your data better than we will. We will go to great lengths to provide assurance in our ability and are even willing to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements/ confidentiality agreements prior to interacting with your company’s intellectual property.
ARE OUR TESTERS CERTIFIED?
All of our expert testers are certified by CREST, making sure that your IT Health Checks are effective
What is the process for an IT health check?
The process for an IT health check will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the company. It may involve interviews with IT staff, a review of documentation and logs, and hands-on testing of hardware and software.
Are there any risks associated with an IT health check?
There may be some risks associated with an IT health check, such as the possibility of downtime or disruption to business operations while the assessment is being conducted. However, these risks are typically minimal and are outweighed by the benefits of an IT health check.