Panda Adds Cloud-Based Protection to GateDefender Performa 4.0

Updated SCM appliance delivers real-time perimeter protection against all types of known and unknown threats, blocks risky Internet use by employees

Oct 06, 2010, 11:21 ET from Panda Security

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the general availability of its latest secure content management (SCM) appliance: Panda GateDefender Performa version 4.0. This updated release offers hybrid cloud protection against Internet-born malware and spam that's appropriate for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) as well as enterprise computing environments, automatically blocking non-productive and potentially risky Internet activity by employees.

The exponential rise in the number of Web-based threats, along with the growing use of social networking and other Web 2.0 applications, has created major bandwidth and network performance issues for businesses, lowering employee productivity and increasing security risks. Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0 delivers antimalware, antispam, Web filtering, content filtering, and the ability to selectively block IM/P2P/VoIP/Spotify communications that are known to critically impact bandwidth consumption. Businesses using the appliance experience significantly improved employee productivity resulting from an optimized user experience across the Web, email, and IM using static or mobile devices.

Improved Performance, Increased Protection

The new version is more scalable than earlier iterations, making it uniquely suitable for expanding businesses as it easily adapts to changing needs and performance requirements. The appliance's automatic load-balancing and intelligent high-availability optimize network capacity, dramatically lowering the total cost of securing the network perimeter. Version 4.0 also seamlessly integrates with existing IT systems, including LDAP/Active Directory, to support the implementation of corporate security policies.  

With the new release, GateDefender intercepts and filters SSL traffic over HTTPS, decrypting the data to scan the content and then encrypting it again before sending it to the recipient to ensure maximum protection of data in transit. The new and improved cloud-based management console further simplifies the work of IT security administrators by providing real-time monitoring of the entire organization's security status through a single viewer. The enhanced console also offers a more intuitive user design, expanded graphs and statistical dashboards, improved reporting, and additional online support resources.

Models for Companies of All Sizes

Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0 is offered in four models to meet the needs of most businesses: SB, 9100, 9500 Lite, and 9500 Large. Each model offers appropriate capacity for scanning Web traffic and email messages, depending on the number of concurrent employee Internet connections.

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About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

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