Auditors Present Different Strengths - Page 2

Written Evaluation

Identification of Weaknesses

User Training During Implementation

Follow-up on Security Breaches

Security Auditing Services Scorecard

Pros

Cons

Bottom Line

Guardent
Waltham, Mass.
(888)413-4344
www.guardent.com

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.

Pricewaterhouse-Coopers
New York
(646)471-4000
www.pricewaterhouse.com

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.

SystemExperts
Sudbury, Mass.
(978)440-9388
www.sys-exp.com

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.