Panda Security's Virtual GateDefender Performa Achieves VMware Ready Status

Verification ensures optimal performance of Panda Virtual GateDefender in VMware environments

Aug 22, 2011, 14:29 ET from Panda Security

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced its new perimeter protection solution Panda Virtual GateDefender Performa has achieved VMware Ready certification as part of the VMware Ready Virtual Appliance Program. Now, customers can be assured Panda Virtual GateDefender has been rigorously tested and optimized to run in their production environments.

Released this May, Panda Virtual GateDefender Performa is an easy-to-use Secure Content Management (SCM) solution that amplifies the inherent benefits of virtualization with its innovative cloud detection model that delivers users maximum protection and cost savings while allowing them to maintain the control of an on-premise solution. The product is the only SCM solution that achieves the operational objectives of virtualized environments — cost efficiency, application consolidation and simplicity — while leveraging the full detection potential of the cloud.

Panda Virtual GateDefender Performa uses a hybrid security cloud in the network perimeter to offer high performance and real-time protection against the latest Internet threats. This includes a private cloud, hosted on premise that provides service to Panda Virtual GateDefender Performa; and a public cloud, which provides service to Panda's cloud knowledgebase of malware. Through this hybrid security cloud approach to SCM, companies are able to have total control over their data, including log files and registries, while avoiding any impact on detection capacity.

"With Panda Virtual GateDefender Performa, we're giving companies the best of both worlds by allowing them to have complete control along with the highest degree of protection – all the while reaping the business benefits inherent in their virtual computing environments," said Rick Carlson, president of Panda Security USA. "Panda's new VMware Ready status assures that our solution is a great option for any company that wants to defend against Internet threats by taking advantage of the virtualized servers already installed on their networks."

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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 61 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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