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Network Security Auditing Software

NP-View’s leading platform includes a collection of cyber risk alerts designed through collaboration with industry experts to ensure that misconfigurations and network vulnerabilities are instantly identified.

NP-View’s Solutions to Network Security Auditing

Proactive Risk Alerts

Receive and review risk alerts for overly permissive rules, unsecured network protocols, firewall misconfigurations, and more.

Network Access Vulnerability Identification

With NP-View’s path analysis, know which paths an asset can take through the network to assess your attack surface.

Management of Change

Each time a change in the network is detected, NP-View automatically runs a comprehensive analysis of the modified configuration files to report any issues.

Rapid Security Assessments

Generate comprehensive security assessment reports with NP-View for all supported devices. Exportable in human and machine-readable formats.

NP-View Path Analysis Demo

“The great thing about NP-View Enterprise is that even though it needs to operate in the production environment, we don’t have to go in and manually pull the data because NP-View Enterprise automatically grabs the data it needs.”

— David Fletcher, Lead Cybersecurity Analyst at PSEG

Risk Alerts

Customizable and Expandable

Risk alerts included:

  • Overly permissive rules
  • Unsecured network protocols
  • Misconfigurations in configuration files
  • Unused rules and object groups
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“Back then, we would have to take the raw file and parse it manually. I simply did not have the capacity to handle the work quickly and efficiently. Thankfully, we now use NP-View.”

— Michiko Sell, NERC CIP Services Supervisor at NAES

Network Security Auditing FAQ

A network security audit is a systematic evaluation of an organization’s computer network infrastructure, systems, and practices to identify vulnerabilities, assess security risks, and ensure compliance with security policies and regulations. It involves a comprehensive review of the network’s architecture, configuration, protocols, devices, and the overall security posture.

A network security audit checklist is a comprehensive list of items or tasks that auditors can use as a guide during the network security audit process. It helps ensure that all relevant aspects of the network infrastructure and security controls are assessed and evaluated. While the specific items on a checklist may vary based on the organization’s needs, here are some common elements typically included:

  • Network Inventory
  • Network Architecture
  • Access Controls
  • Network Perimeter Security
  • Network Monitoring
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Data Protection

Performing a network security audit involves several steps to thoroughly assess the network infrastructure and identify potential vulnerabilities. Here is a general overview of the process:

  1. Define Audit Scope and Objectives
  2. Gather Network Information
  3. Identify Assets and Vulnerabilities
  4. Assess Security Controls
  5. Review Network Architecture and Configuration
  6. Conduct Penetration Testing
  7. Assess Compliance Requirements
  8. Analyze Findings and Prioritize Risks
  9. Provide Recommendations and Remediation Steps
  10. Monitor and Follow-Up