Your business relies on the continued operation of your Computer network.
IT managers have built this network and have to support the business through
that network. A FreshView network health check from Hinx Limited takes a
fresh look at the network, working from first principles without any previous
knowledge or history.
A Fresh Perspective on your Network
A Health check can augment the IT manager's position by providing
valuable new data to provide a fresh perspective on the network architecture
and operation. A health check can capture and analyse information that
in-house staff may not be able to collect. Whether the goal is a
short-term increase in performance or a long-term architectural plan, every
IT manager should consider an external Health Check.
Not sure what you've inherited?
Sometime a customer's network has built over years, and bits have been added by
different administrations. This often results in a "legacy" which may not
be documented everywhere, or even in unknown passwords on equipment which "has
always just worked". This is not acceptable when the unexpected happens,
you need to know the previous state of every network element in your network.
A Complete Equipment Schedule
Hinx FreshView function ensures that all networking equipment is found
(intelligent network scanning and physical inspection) and collation of network configurations from all nodes
and traffic, spanning tree and IP routing tables and metrics
to "baseline" the network. Advanced auditing tools specifically
developed by Hinx provide insight into areas such as "unauthorised"
unmanaged desktop hubs or switches which can cause problems in corporate
Software levels and Serial Numbers
Our audit covers this often arduous activity, using our own in-house
custom-designed auditing tools to provide a detailed spreadsheet of all
available information from the managed networking equipment.
We produce a fresh network topology diagram in Microsoft Visio or
Tailored Audit documentation
Hinx provide a consultant-written (not automated) audit document,
covering all of the above information.
Hinx will discuss various architectural options to improve efficiency or
performance of the entire network, and can advise on the use of emerging
technologies to produce real gains for business benefit.
Re-architecture doesn't have to mean buying all new equipment, in fact we
strive to deploy the most appropriate equipment in the customer's network
design to provide the optimal balance of performance, security and
Once a network is baselined, it is an easy
addition to put in our own 24x7 monitoring system,
More info from our Fresh View
brochure in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
||Equipment list produced
||Software & hardware version audit included
complete with serial numbers
||Layer 3 information collected for "baseline"
including routing tables