Network Maintenance Checklist

Use the Network Maintenance Checklist to assess and maintain your network infrastructure with regular backups, power checks, documentation, etc.

Network Maintenance Checklist



Configurations And Upgrades

1. Are software and devices upgraded or reconfigured in response to security updates?


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2. Are software and devices upgraded or reconfigured in response to moves, additions, or changes within an organization (such as a new employee or a promotion that includes a higher level of security access)?


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3. Are software and devices upgraded or reconfigured in response to changes to a network?


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Future Network Growth Planning

1. Does the network maintenance include plans for future growth, like expanding bandwidth capacity or incorporating additional devices and hardware?


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Troubleshooting Problems

1. Is the information gathered about the problem and is expertise applied to identify the root cause conducted through an escalation framework?


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2. Does the team have the capability to swiftly ascertain whether a network issue originates from an internal or external source, such as the ISP?


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3. Is the emphasis on monitoring and promptly notifying clients if a connection is down?


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Performing Data And Configuration Backups

1. Is a schedule for regular data backups implemented?


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2. Are backups performed regularly or continuously based on client requirements?


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3. Do you know the backup locations, such as off-site or in the cloud?


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4. Are the backups verified and confirmed as readable?


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Device Inventory

1. Is there an up-to-date inventory of phones, servers, laptops, routers, and other devices to facilitate tracking their location and specifications?


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2. Are new devices detected when added to the network?


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3. Are devices monitored when they are due for upgrades or patches?


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4. Are repairs or updates documented?


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5. Are devices replaced as needed?


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6. Does the inventory device include the following: • Name • Location • IP address • Serial number • Operating system • Date of purchase or leasing • Vendor information


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Malware/Ransomware Protection

1. Is there a network maintenance plan ensuring protection against malware and ransomware?


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2. Are security patches applied and monitored when they are released?


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3. Are staff aware of emerging types of malware and ransomware?


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4. Are network monitoring scans run for any unusual or suspicious activity?


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5. Are operating systems and other software regularly updated?


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6. Are software and devices configured to align with security settings?


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Power Checks

1. Are uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems checked?


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2. Is the UPS capacity increased as a network grows?


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Network Documentation

1. Does documentation include: • The time and date of every fix or update • The person who completed the fix • The reason for the fix • Any other relevant details


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Hardware Checks

1. Is all wire and metal equipment checked?


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2. Is the dust from filters on devices and fans cleared?


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3. Are connections inspected and ensured they aren’t loose or that wiring isn’t exposed?


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4. Are cables checked to be in good shape, organized neatly, and tucked away and secured to avoid a tripping hazard?


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Compliance Checks

1. Do network operations comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies on compliance?


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2. Is the data stored and/or deleted according to privacy requirements and other considerations?


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3. Are policies set up to enforce strong passwords and regular password updates?


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4. Does DNS filtering block malicious, suspicious, or unapproved websites?


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5. Are systems that abide by mandated security standards for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or other industry or legal regulations checked?


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6. Are all software and devices configured correctly?


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Preemptive Repairs

1. Are preemptive repairs performed on a set schedule based on time or usage?


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