Security Auditing Services Scorecard

By Shammi Gill  |  Posted 2001-02-26 Print this article Print

Written Evaluation Identification of Weaknesses User Training During Implementation Follow-up on Security Breaches Security Auditing Services Scorecard
Pros Cons Bottom Line
Waltham, Mass.
A B A B Performed detailed examination of the network; made practical recommendations that are likely to significantly improve security. High-priced; suggestions to segment network entail purchasing, installing and maintaining a substantial amount of equipment. Competent analysis with a complete explanation of services; recognized some commonly overlooked areas.
New York
C B B B Service is integrated with PWCs overall network management consulting service; offers hosted Web tool to maintain security policies and standards. Cost could be very high for large networks, especially with pricing based on per-item review. Recommendations were not as specific as those from competitors, although the company offers the broadest range of services.
Sudbury, Mass.
B A A C Quickly identified key vulnerabilities; promised the quickest turnaround for network assessment; delivered concise reports. Unlike its competitors, does not offer hosted services; additional charge for penetration testing and hands-on analysis. Good company to call for a thorough assessment; services are relatively inexpensive.


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