Network Support

Our Approach

At GNS, we are keenly aware that IT networks are the bedrock upon which our clients make use of their technology investment. Constructing the best network for a business requires a great deal of technical knowledge, a significant amount of experience, and efficient planning. We apply all three of these qualifications to bring our customers up and running with a solution that not only fits their needs today, but continues to serve them years to come. We take pride in our work and the results speak for themselves.

Team - GNS has formed an outstanding team of Cisco-Certified staff with extensive experience in building small, medium and large scale networks. We've designed and supported everything from small offices with six computers networked together, to equity trading floors with dozens of servers and fiber-connected workstations utilizing international WAN links for real-time trading. We also have market data specialists who have designed and built some of the most demanding LAN environments imaginable. We have likely built anything you can envision. Most importantly, we have learned what works and what doesn't in order to provide the most scalable and robust implementations available.

Hardware - Although we specialize in Cisco equipment, we know that quality hardware can come from any number of different sources. We often mix and match platforms to get the best value and feature set available for our clients. We constantly monitor the marketplace in search for new equipment that can be useful to our clients. Our test environment makes use of a large range of systems that we employ for verifying compatibility and alternate network designs. All new designs are thoroughly tested prior to implementation on a customer's site. We have the ability to simulate Frame Relay, T1, and T3 WAN connectivity, as well as WLANS and VPN's between sites. We have even brought in vendor data feeds to help simulate traffic levels when it's been useful in the design process.

Security - Network security is always a major concern for our clients as they often work with sensitive financial data. In addition to designing and building solid Internet/DMZ/LAN solutions, we also provide IDS configurations, and if required, real-time monitoring of internal networks. All of our hosted environments implement the most stringent of security standards. They feature continuous checks from both inside and outside the network using industry standard tools. We also employ custom procedures and tools that we've developed ourselves. We take security very seriously and you can be assured that we keep current with all relevant industry standards and practices.

Management - Implementing a fast, secure network solution that exceeds our client's expectations and provides them with great value isn't all that GNS provides. We also monitor all of our client's systems 24/7, which includes their network infrastructure as well. Our team is always ready to act at the first sign of trouble, and often before it's ever noticed by a customer. We are well aware that "downtime = lost money", and we work quickly and diligently to replace any defective hardware or make use of redundant pathways in order to ensure our clients stay up and running.