Given the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, security is now of paramount importance. Furthermore, beyond the direct impact relating to a security breach, it is important to consider the new mandatory data breach requirements and the fact that ASIC has signalled that there will be increased scrutiny in relation to cyber resilience. Security is tightly integrated into the fabric of the Cloud Plus solution framework. This includes our award-winning Managed Firewall service, our Email Security service, our Sandbox service to assist with shielding clients against zero-day attacks and the inclusion of Trend Micro Deep Security for agentless anti-virus, which is an option within our Virtual Server and Virtual Datacentre services.
The foundation of Cloud Plus Managed Security Fabric is the award-winning FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platform. Cloud Plus provisions virtual firewalls for clients built on clusters of 80Gbps ultra-low latency hardware appliances at the core of our network where they are able to cover the broadest attack surface. These are equipped with purpose-built security processors (SPU’s) such that they support a very rich feature-set at high data rates.
The second core element is the FortiMail Secure Email Gateway (SEG). Cloud Plus provisions client mail domains on FortiMail VM appliances, which reside on our best-in-class VMware-based hosting platform, offering a high level of performance, fault-tolerance and scalability. This enables us to block ransomware, phishing and other cyber threats trying to enter an organisation via email.
The third core element is FortiSandbox. This offers native integration with the other elements of the service suite and is provisioned on clusters of enterprise-grade hardware appliances to ensure it will scale with the most demanding workloads. FortiSandbox is critical for protecting against zero-day threats that would otherwise slip through the network undetected until it’s too late.
An optional but highly recommend service element is FortiAuthenticator coupled with FortiToken for two-factor security. Deployed with Active Directory Integration / Single-Sign-On (SSO) this provides strong authentication and enhanced management without any unnecessary complexity.
A tightly integrated solution based on these service elements, coupled with regular reporting via FortiAnalyzer and active monitoring by the Cloud Plus NOC, provides clients with industry-leading protection against both known and unknown / emerging threats.
Grill’d have been a customer of Cloud Plus for many years. We have found their customer service exceptional and their technical capabilities outstanding. We operate in a fast changing and very dynamic environment and require our suppliers to be agile in approach. We require a high degree of performance and stability within our hosted server and network environment and a personalised service – Cloud Plus provide this.
Ray Ryan, Head of ICT
Cloud Plus provide an MPLS network and managed firewall connecting our Central Support Office and our restaurants across the country. Cloud Plus helped with the design and implementation of new network devices with automated redundancy and failover along with provisioning new services across our restaurant estate and in our Central Support Office. Cloud Plus took the time to understand our business and our specific requirements. They then designed a solution to meet these needs and provided recommendations regarding future proofing the environment. They went above and beyond to get the right solution in place and have provided continual support for our environment. The Cloud Plus team are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help.
Craig Virago, National IT Manager
Cloud Plus are a highly professional and knowledgeable cloud provider who operate with a personal touch. Here at Systima we have enjoyed a 5 year long-term trusting relationship with Cloud Plus. They have consistently provided us with excellent service, including efficient, comprehensive and extremely reliable infrastructure. They have a sound understanding of our organisation and of our clients’ requirements and offer an invaluable ongoing strategic alliance.
Andrew Mavroudis, Partner
At TDL we place utmost importance on relationships and technical excellence. When choosing a partner to deliver services on our behalf we expect our partners to also demonstrate the same values. We have partnered with Cloud Plus for 7 years now and are proud to represent their holistic managed WAN and Firewall services to our customers.
Evan Duryea, National Practice Manager
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We’ve worked in partnership with Cloud Plus for over 5 years. It’s a relationship that’s built on trust which is extremely difficult to achieve in today’s market. We know that when we approach Cloud Plus with an opportunity they will work in collaboration with us to achieve the best outcome for our customers. They are incredibly knowledgeable and more than that, they are 100% honest and up front so if something is going to be difficult to deliver they will tell us. It’s a partnership that continues to strengthen and flourish with both businesses completely invested in it. It was a privilege to win the CRN Working Together Impact Award in 2017 with Cloud Plus.