One of the most important things we do for companies is help them to look both at past, present, and future IT needs.
Duluth, GA (Vocus) January 14, 2010
According to IT consulting and support firm Guidance Consulting, any good information security program includes basic vulnerability detection and assessment options, especially when it comes to equipment that offers trackable results. The company's engineers further suggest that one of the best ways to do this cost-effectively and easily is by using a vulnerability assessment scanner.
Vulnerability assessment products are used for a variety of reasons, though most notably for passive vulnerability detection, or searching out potential security problems with a network or computer while a company goes about its daily business. However, today's top models can also help with asset tracking and data integration for improved detection in the future. This more “aggressive” approach to vulnerability tracking means that companies -- and the IT firms that support them -- can streamline the way they approach the IT consulting relationship.
The best vulnerability assessment products are the ones that go beyond finding vulnerabilities to actually getting in there to help fix them by demonstrating where the vulnerabilities exist and what can be done to patch them. For companies without an in-house IT department, this can translate into savings of thousands of dollars a year.
“At the end of the day, it's really just a matter of saving time and money,” says Guidance Consulting senior consultant Ronald Gottilla of the tracking options they offer with all of their vulnerability management programs. “We can either go in and find the holes in a company's system, or we can find the holes and automatically collect data for how to make continued improvements for the future -- and all for virtually the same initial costs.”
Looking to the future in this way is part of what makes Guidance Consulting a strong representative of the IT industry. New technologies in information and security come out almost weekly, and companies can no longer rely on last month's security tools to last forever. “One of the most important things we do for companies is help them to look both at past, present, and future IT needs,” says Gottilla.
About Guidance Consulting
For over 15 years, Guidance Consulting has been delivering profitable technology results to everything from small, private firms to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to meeting employment and staffing needs, Guidance Consulting implements a wide range of IT solutions that help companies to cut costs, increase productivity, and avoid damages associated with vulnerability issues to get the most out of the current technologies available for businesses of all sizes.
For more information on making Guidance Consulting a part of your company's IT support team, visit their website at http://www.guidance-consulting.com .