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Ricoh Network Assessment Service

Security vulnerabilities and threats continue to rise. More small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are experiencing breaches due to viruses, malware and hacker intrusions. And in industry surveys, many SMB IT managers acknowledge that their organizations lack sufficient protection for sensitive data.

While even the largest businesses seem unable to avoid attacks by determined hackers, SMBs can take measured steps to mitigate risk. However, given the complexity of the threats-and the constant pace of change in IT-many SMB executives simply don't know where to start. The answer may be Ricoh's Network Assessment.

Through this on-site assessment, Ricoh's IT experts examine your network, servers and peripheral devices and interview key personnel about business and governance processes.

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Ricoh Network Assessment Service —an integration of people-process-technology —is driven by the needs of SMBs and focused on driving real improvement.

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  • People. The Network Assessment Service is an on-site engagement delivered by Ricoh IT professionals. Our experts offer a unique blend of experience in managing information security across networks, servers, PCs and network peripheral assets, such as MFDs and printers.
  • Process. The Network Assessment Service represents a fundamental first step in improving your
    organization's approach to network management and information security. As a Discovery and
    Assessment exercise, it identifies specific areas in need of remediation across:
    • Software and hardware maintenance (such as upgrades and patches)
    • Firewall Security
    • Web Filtering
    • Email Security
    • Anti-virus / Anti-spam / Anti-malware
    • Network peripheral security (printer /MFP)
  • Technology. Supplementing on-site visits and interviews by Ricoh professionals, the Network Assessment may also include use of a network "probe" to monitor activity on your network and assess its overall health.
Challenges Addressed
  • Increasingly complex IT environments spanning desktops, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices
  • Growing external security threats-including viruses, malware and hackers
  • Ongoing internal risk from careless and/or malicious employees who may compromise network or data security
  • Limited IT resources and lack of expertise in network maintenance and threat mitigation
  • Regulator and customer demands
Benefits Attained

Mitigate Risk
  • Integrate data into core systems, improving data mobility, accuracy and security
  • Deliver fast, secure access to student records-giving the right people the information they need, when and where they need it
  • Free up time for district and school personnel, who can then focus on higher-value activities
Enhance protection of systems and data
  • Reduce labor burden through faster, more efficient document processing
  • Reduce or eliminate the expense of off-site storage and courier services
  • Take full advantage of existing Student Information System (SIS), MFP and other document management and/or technology investments
Address cost requirements
  • Enable better recordkeeping, helping ensure that information is safely retained
  • Support data backup and other disaster recovery initiatives
  • Be positioned to more effectively address FERPA, NCLB and other state-level regulations
Drive Productivity
  • Assess how reliably and securely end users are able to access business-critical data
  • Identify potential opportunities to deliver better reliability, security and support-enabling employees to focus on the core business
  • Illustrate the potential for remote monitoring to streamline processes and enhance end-user efficiency and satisfaction

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