Design Audit

Design Auditing To Truly Validate

As a company one of our proficiencies is auditing architectures and designs from all aspects of IT. With over 100 ‘floating’ architects that help design the internet and the applications that float over it we can audit any section of the industry. These consultants are the top in the industry and can be brought in on demand, if we don’t have internal people at the time, to analyse any architecture for any weakness, cost improvements, vendor analysis and alternative choice you might have.

At a very low cost design auditing is one way a company can truly validate whether the millions they are about to spend is viable, efficient, technically sound, secure and complaint. Our design analysis is, we believe, one fo the most in-depth in the industry going into every aspect, even to configuration level if an LLD; of the design and its relative functions. For extended services we can also analyse it relative to the present operation network.

Etheria also provides, in every audit, the capability of automation design, as one of the SDN AND NFV leaders in the IT world, originating and deploying many of the live systems out there today in ISP and baking we are in a unique position to consider automation in any given environment allowing our customers to evaluate the possibilities fo removing up to 80% of their operational staff and running in an east an efficient automated environment. This is found to be incredibly valuable as it allows the customer to view his company’s purchases from a point of view of future capabilities such as Tor or netconf yang implementations. Does the CEN implement have future value and automation mechanisms builtin or roadmapped. We even liaise with your vendors for your as one extension to the service to enhance your contracts if needed.

An example audit would look something like the below

  • Discovery proves where the architects have calls with the owners, delivers, vendors and present operational staff to work out the present technical environmental impact and the attempted product delivery itself

  • List out the basic regulation and privacy compliance requirements for the particular project

  • Consider hardware, software and source code

  • Map the present operational environment

  • Validate the business objectives for the design

  • Look at cost versus revenue with OPEX and CAPEX considerations from a financial analysis point of view

  • Consider the present testing environment and test procedures done and for future and what they represent

  • All ingress, egress, and intranet data flows/protocols for E2E to allow for visibility into effect

  • Analysis the paper network architecture and key network components including security components, application and service relativity, operational cost and support capabilities, and over 900 other items on a single architecture

  • Integration touch points with core technologies integral to the operations of the organisation provers and change management

  • Formal reporting on the process, gap analysis, relevant findings, and mitigation roadmap. Where possible the report will also include: root cause analysis, peer-group benchmarking, good practice benchmarking, executive summaries, and technical summaries for a complete audit analysis of the given architecture and suggestions on what to change, what to enhance, with viable scientific methodologies for the customer to follow on the analysis

  • Above is just a simplified example of an audit but the goals are to provide a high-level of design assurance, cost analysis, longevity of design and function integration and operational capability by looking at the network, systems, applications source code, security and present environment area in a comprehensive and holistic manner.

    Compliance in GDPR, SOX, COTS and many other areas are also looked at providing an overall vision of where the architecture fails to comply or could cause you issues. In any given audit we also present importance towards security as a function and can provide a security analysis as a standalone item on where we believe the main failings would be not jus tin the solution flow or path but also in management and operations.

    Etheria can also provide our customers with a product analysis relative to their architecture. One fo the main issues we see in today’s IT as a service world is our customers having issues on which product to bring out next and how to implement it. Giving cost matrix relative to revenue on a business case basis relative to implementation costs is something we pride ourselves in doing allowing for automation to be the forefront of new innovative means for customers to make more revenue for less costs.