VII Escort Guard is a piece of armor that provides 62 Defense, 5 Def%, 55 Magic Defense, and six linked Materia slots with normal growth. It can only be equipped by male characters and it nullifies Lightning, Water, Poison and Earth damage. It can be found in the Sunken Gelnika in the Research Room area.
FFVIICC Escort Guard is an accessory that provides MP +50% and nullifies fire, ice and lightning damage. When used in Materia Fusion, it gives SPR +1. It can be purchased from Network Shop Duo for 40,000 gil.