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What is Network Maintenance?

Network Security | October 10, 2019

Understanding what network maintenance is will help ensure that your IT network is being properly protected against a whole range of potential problems. At Express Computers, we know that proper network maintenance can be vital for keeping an IT network up and running. That is why we offer a range of data protection services, including network security and maintenance.

What is Network Maintenance?

Network maintenance covers everything that needs to be done in order to keep a network up and running efficiently. Having a structured, predefined plan for network maintenance will allow you to ensure that IT related problems are being resolved before they can cause any actual harm, while also helping to reduce the need for reactive problem solving.

Network Maintenance Tasks

Some common network maintenance tasks that should be performed on a day-to-day basis include:

Upgrading Hardware and Software

Installing, replacing, and upgrading hardware and software is an important part of network maintenance because it ensures that your IT network is not made vulnerable by outdated technology. Upgrading hardware and software can include everything from replacing older or failed hardware to upgrading patch levels.

Network Monitoring

Proactive monitoring is essential to creating an effective network maintenance strategy for any business because it allows potential problems to be detected and solved before they can negatively impact a business’ operations. When monitoring a network, it is important to document any potential problems to ensure that everything is being handled properly.

Network Security

One of the most integral parts of network operation and maintenance is network security. Having a dedicated security team that consistently monitors your IT network and helps maintained a structured maintenance approach will help you discover potential vulnerabilities and security threats, both internally and externally, before they can affect your business.

Scheduling Backups

While a lot of businesses tend to give low priority to performing routine maintenance tasks like data backups, regularly backing up your business’ important data can be essential in recovering information lost due to a serious or critical network failure. Making sure to schedule, monitor, and verify all backups of core network components and devices will make it easier and faster to recover a network or individual network components after a hardware or software failure.

If you would like to learn more about what network maintenance is, or if you are interested in one of our data protection services, please contact Express Computers at 604-888-7904 or by requesting a consultation online.