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Guarded Systems Introduces Hospitality's Most Robust Internet Gateway for 2012

Today the Atlanta-based company is offering a full-service solution that combines an Internet Gateway,
Firewall, WAN Load-Balancing and Traffic Shaping into one appliance,
compete with PMS interface and 24/7/365 in-room support


Roswell, Ga. — January 31, 2012 — There's a new sheriff in town, and it's designed to protect a hotel's Internet Access Gateway like never before. This appliance is streamlining guest-computing on the front-end while saving hotel owners and operators considerable costs from licensing fees and bundled multi-vendor services on the back end. The XcessPro Multi Services Controller (MSC) from Guarded Systems is the only full-service solution that provides an Internet gateway, firewall, WAN load-balancing and traffic shaping from a single source. Plus, it's hosted in the cloud, and comes equipped with a built-in property-management system interface and 24/7/365 in-room support.
 
"The XcessPro MSC from Guarded Systems isn't just another gateway," said Ian Brown, Guarded Systems CEO. "It's a multifunctional appliance designed to replace a full rack of disparate but valuable appliances. While the complete design saves thousands of dollars in expense, it more importantly delivers the functions of four separate devices on one integrated platform. This is key to keeping costs low for hoteliers and satisfaction scores and Internet-usage rates high among guests."
 
The Guarded Systems team has been providing high-end technology and communications solutions since mid 1990's. The company successfully designs, deploys and manages enterprise-class networks throughout the United States and overseas. Today, Guarded Systems supports more than 25,000 end users, and more than 250 next-generation enterprise solutions in use around the clock.
 
"Hotels across all segments, representing nearly every chain and numerous independent properties, will quickly realize significant service and cost benefits by implementing XcessPro MSC vs. other gateway offerings," Brown said. "In December alone, we added 2,000 guestrooms to our portfolio and we anticipate significant growth this year. Much of our success can be attributed to our comprehensive architecture and our cost structure; Hotels are not required to pay annual licensing fees for the XcessPro MSC solution as long as the appliance is maintained in the cloud by Guarded Systems. This is a major point of differentiation for hoteliers today."
 
With other solutions, separate stacking devices and other OSS systems are required for authentication management, bandwidth aggregating, packet shaping, signature traffic reporting, and content caching. Many of the best features found in each individual device are actually "turned off" in order to integrate the stack so that it functions in a stable manner. Instability exists because each device has been manufactured by a different vendor using a its own operating system, its own methodology, operational process, logic and integration method.
 
"XcessPro MSC, on the other hand, is a single device designed from ground up to address the needs of networks deployed today and in future," Brown said. "By carefully integrating the proven FreeBSD platform used by XcessPro MSC with other leading technologies (PF Filters, layer 7 Filter, squid and other network services), Guarded Systems has produced a solution that pushes Internet access technology to its limits."
 
The Guarded Systems Advantage
Guarded Systems is widely known as a value-added reseller of the NOMADIX access gateway, in addition to developing its Guarded Systems XcessPro On Demand Access Management software. While the NOMADIX appliance is still available through Guarded Systems with the purchase of support services, going forward the company will be focused on selling XcessPro MSC as its proprietary solution. While there may still be concern among industry suppliers and hoteliers regarding NOMADIX recent filing of multiple law suits across the vendor community alleging patent-encroachment, Guarded Systems ensures that it is not encroaching on anyone's intellectual property.
 
"Guarded Systems has forged partnerships with the best vendors in the industry, and today we are positioned to be the leading contender for Internet gateway services," Brown said. "In addition, we've crafted and perfected our own web-based Access Management Software, Guarded XcessPro™, to do the necessary back-office tasks to operate and manage HSIA. We employ, develop and maintain only the best talent as our engineers and designers. And, we trained and groomed a truly world-class, in-house, technical support team to be available 24/7/365. As a result, we produce technology solutions that are robust, flexible and scalable and that integrate with a hotel's existing infrastructure seamlessly and are extremely secure."

Guarded Systems also provides the following services:
  • HSIA Design Development: Wired network infrastructure consulting, Wireless network design (Site survey / RF Spectrum study and Capacity planning), and Wireless network deployment and integration
  • Wired Network Consulting: Network design, Network planning and Network Integration (Converged solutions, VOIP and VOWiFi)
  • Network Security: Network Security Consulting Services, Wireless Network Intrusion Detection and RF Management
  • VOWiFi: A complete converged communication system compatible with the leading mobile phone manufacturers and networks
  • Advanced Network Monitoring and Support: Network Security: Firewall and IDS Design and Response
"Guarded Systems is truly hospitality's most robust, full-service provider HSIA provider complete with gateway and end-to-end support," Brown said. "Our team represents more than 30 years of proven hospitality technology development expertise, and we have capitalized on that knowledge base to build a next-generation solution that is hosted in the cloud to make operating in 2012 and beyond easier -- and more profitable -- than ever before. Any hotelier or hotel company looking for a comprehensive HSIA solution needs to demo XcessPro MSC today."
 
To schedule a demo of Guarded Systems' XcessPro MSC, call Adnan Syed at 678-292-5041 or email him at asyed@guardedsystems.com. For more information on Guarded systems, visit www.guardedsystems.com.

About Guarded Systems Inc.
Guarded Systems was formed to address the need for next generation IT solutions. Based in Atlanta, the company serves more than 250 hospitality, enterprise and government clients across the United States and overseas. The Guarded Systems team has been providing high-end technology and communications solutions since mid 1990's and has successfully designed, deployed and managed enterprise class networks across the globe. Today we support more than 25,000 end users and 200+ enterprise grade solutions around the clock. Call us at (877) 584-0400 or email info@guardedsystems.com. 

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For more information, contact:

Barb Worcester
PRpro / Guarded Systems
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

Or

 Ian Brown, CEO
Guarded Systems
Tel:  (678) 292-5044
ibrown@guardedsystems.com

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