Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Guardian Internet Support Services (UK) Limited, or GISS, are a specialist internet security products reseller. GISS supplies and supports FortiNet FortiGate  and Cisco ASA Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTMs) appliances. These appliances include Anti-Virus (AV), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Web Filtering, Anti-Spam, IPSEC VPN and SSL VPN, WAN Optimisation, Data Link Prevention (DLP) and Appllcation Control technology.

We also provide fully managed firewall support services and SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and ad-hoc firewall support services.

GISS have been awarded "Best FortiNet Support in Europe" two consecutive years running.

GISS are also the proud developers of FirePlotter - a real-time session monitor for Cisco & FortiNet Firewalls.

GISS also offer a FortiConverter Firewall Conversion Service. Using FortiNet's FortiConverter to migrate CISCO PIX or ASA, Sonicwall, or Jupiter firewall configurations to FortiGate configurations - click here for more details.


Sept 1 2014 - She's certified.
One of our... well, our only in fact... Trainee Firewall Engineer today passed her FCNSA exam. Well done Rowan! FCNSA stands for FortiNet Certified Network Security Administrator. Next stop (after Comp TIA+ Part II), is then FCNSP... and P stands for Professional! Customers can get themselves trained as FCNSAs and FSNSPs - Contact Us for more information if you are interested.

Aug 15 2014 - FG-1000Cs... Galore!
A major UK holiday company purchased 2 x FortiGate-1000C units to deploy in main UK head office today. Also this month we have provided security maintenance services to a major London solicitors whom have 4 x FG-1000Cs in operation that needed configuration reviews, vpn setups and security improvements; including adding multiple SSL-VPN portals, some with certificate-based two-factor authentication, some with just two-factor only.

Jun 27 2014 - Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) - Customer to Customer
One service that GISS often provides to customers is assisting with the establishment of secure, encrypted site-to-site VPNs. The customer requires a VPN link from their firewall through to another business in the UK or internationally. This often involves liaison with many parties to: a) establish the link, b) test the services that are expected to work through it. Patience and technical expertise can often be the key ingredients that make it all work. Especially the former. Fortunately at GISS we have an abundance of both! And we have successfully setup 7 different VPNs for various customers this month.