Sunday, May 29, 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.



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.

Jan 08 2016 - Statistically speaking, of course.
A new year and a new customer for GISS. A research centre for biostatistics involved in randomised trial design and statistical genomics was looking to smoothly replace a legacy Cisco security device with a high performance next-generation firewall that provided protection against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). So it is being replaced by a pair of Fortigate-200Ds in High-Availability mode, along with a FortiAnalyzer-VM to provide in-depth logging, reporting and forensics. GISS will be supplying and installing the equipment in March, and then be providing a fully-managed firewall support service.

Dec 21 2015 - Wifi Securely Constructed.
This month a mechanical and electrical design and build contractors has asked GISS to assist in expanding their wifi network. As their Fortigate firewall is already a wifi controller, all we needed to do was ship some FAPs (FortiAccess Points) which the customer simply plugged into existing ethernet infrastructure. They were then "discovered" by the FortiGate and SSIDs and firewall policies securely configured in minutes - i.e. a Wifi securely constructed!