Monday, July 25, 2016

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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.



May 12 2016 - Anyone for Cyber Threat Assessment Program (CTAP)?
GISS launches GISS Cyber Threat Assessment designed to provide organisations with a detailed look into the type and amount of cyber threats posing risks to their networks which cannot be detected by their existing security solutions. In collaboration with FortiNet, GISS is offering its threat assessment program to organisations free-of-charge. Through the assessment process, the FortiGate high-performance next generation firewall will be installed within the customer or prospect network, where it monitors the application traffic traversing the network for intrusions, malware and malicious applications that could collectively cause massive risk to the network, giving attackers access to a company's most sensitive files and database information. At the end of the data collection period, a detailed risk assessment report will be generated, using FortiAnalyzer, that provides an analysis of the application traffic, user productivity, network utilization, the overall security risk, and the related business risk, as well as detailed, actionable mitigation recommendations.

Mar 02 2016 - FortiAuthenticator deployed for Corporate-wide Single Sign-On (SSO) to AD
A world leading company in Quality of Life services this month is (with assistance from GISS) deploying FortiAnthenticator to permit centralised web filter control via AD user login - without the need for SSO agents on all corporate Domain Controllers. This means users from head office working in large regional office can be consistently and securely web filtered inline with company internet access policy. FortiAuthenticator is a User Identity Management Appliance that integrates with AD, Radius, 2FA (2 Factor Authentication) - Soft and Hard Tokens (Fortitoken), IEEE802.1X and social network-based authentication support for wired and wireless network security.

Feb 05 2016 - DLP?
A cinema chain has this month renewed with GISS their Credit Card Data Leak Prevention (DLP) system to maintain their PCI compliance. FortiNet's firewall's high-performance ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) permit high speed analysis of all traffic passing out to the internet - and GISS has configured this customer's FortiGate cluster to study all out-bound traffic, and look out for, and block, any credit card numbers being attempted to be passed through the firewall.