This is the second in a series about the concept of Zero Trust, which means in the IT sense that you trust nothing and always verify everything surrounding and connected to your network. Today’s discussion will be on the vendors you purchase network equipment from.
Trusted vendors are those who supply workstations, servers, routers, switches, power protection, software, and anything else connected to your network. Here are some questions that you should be asking yourself:
- Do you know who makes your network equipment, servers, computers, and software?
- Do you know the way to contact their support and have current account access information?
- Do you have current warranties / support contracts on hardware and software?
- Is the hardware able to perform at the level needed?
- Are you purchasing software from those who meets industry standards?
- If a subscription, how much are you paying and are you on the correct plan for your needs?
- When is the last time you upgraded your software and hardware?
- Have you budgeted for the next upgrade?
Take time to think about these questions and decide where changes can be made to better protect your IT investments, or contact us to do the thinking for you.