Services Pricing Information
Managed Systems Administration:
I. Security Updates:
AmNet Consulting continually monitors security newsgroups, industry
websites and mailing lists for the most up-to-date vulnerabilities announced
in Microsoft and Linux based operating systems and applications. Our staff
uses this information to keep your system patched with vendor-released
updates, around the clock. Our clientele receive weekly reports on security
work done to their systems, including notification of patches released
and time of patch application.
There is no Setup Fee for this service.
II. Log file monitoring:
AmNet Consulting will set up proprietary software on your machine, to monitor the critical system log files and e-mail an analysis of all pertinent information to our technicians at the end of each week.* This allows us to notify you of any critical hardware errors, recurring software problems, breach of security attempts, DoS violations, and much more.
On Windows NT and Windows 2000 Servers, this entails monitoring the
system's Event Log. On Linux systems this involves monitoring the system
secure log and messages log.
AmNet offers two types of firewall services: software- and hardware-based
firewalls. Software firewalls can be installed on either Windows or Unix
platforms. Several commercial applications are available for Windows NT
and Windows 2000 systems,while Unix systems use such software packages
as Ipchains and IPFW. An AmNet hardware firewall can be configured and
implemented to protect your network from intruders, acting as either a
bridge or a router, to protect your most vital systems.
* Price does not include cost of software or hardware Supported software firewalls for Windows:
Supported software firewalls for Unix:
Supported hardware firewalls:
IV. Vulnerability Assessments:
A scan of your system's security by a third party can be very beneficial
to your organization. Overlooking even the smallest operating-system vulnerability
can allow intruders to infiltrate your system and cause irreversible damage.
There are no setup charges for either service.
V. Website Configuration:
AmNet Consulting will perform basic administration of IIS or Apache
webserver software, including provisioning new websites, removing websites,
configuring additional options (defined by contract) and other basic web
...or, any other IIS or Apache based system
VI. Account administration:
AmNet Consulting will add, remove, and edit user accounts as necessary
on your system. We will change passwords, file permissions, and other basic
VII. Software installation:
AmNet Consulting provides software installation, configuration, and
support for most third-party applications. These will be installed and
supported on an incident basis at your request.
AmNet Consulting can provide services for additional needs which may
fall between the cracks. We offer consultation on server hardware, to determine
whether or not a current system configuration is at optimum performance
level; as well as software support and documentation consultation. All
of this is handled on a per-incident basis.
Includes any issues not defined in the previous server administration contracts.
AmNet offers consulting focused on network design and engineering. We
will design accustom solution for you, based upon your particular networking
needs, implementing load-balancing services, among a wide array of available
A server often has networking issues that affect uptime; we will
access and troubleshoot any problem, as well as suggest and implement a
solution based upon our findings.