Panda Anti-Virus engine integrates with Blue Coat High-Performance ProxyAV Appliance

Panda Software, a world leader in virus and intrusion prevention, today announced that its anti-virus scanning engine interoperates natively on the new Blue Coat(tm) ProxyAV(tm) high-performance Web anti-virus appliance. The Blue Coat ProxyAV appliance with Panda Software anti-virus technology enables organizations to deploy scalable, high-performance Web anti-virus while meeting the “real-time” requirements of Web traffic.

The ProxyAV appliance with Panda Software leverages Blue Coat’s ProxySG(tm) platform to quickly and intelligently process Web objects and determine which objects should be scanned for viruses. Web objects are sent to the ProxyAV appliance for rapid scanning by the Panda anti-virus engine, and clean objects are sent back to the Blue Coat ProxySG platform where they are cached for an additional performance benefit. The integrated Blue Coat ProxyAV with Panda solution provides customers with Web traffic throughput of up to 249 Mbps with only 4 milliseconds average latency.

“Combining Panda Software with Blue Coat’s ProxyAV appliance provides customers with a deployable high-performance Web anti-virus solution,” said Steve Mullaney, vice president of marketing for Blue Coat. “The Blue Coat ProxyAV appliances with Panda enable organizations to quickly and easily deploy Web anti-virus with a throughput such that users on the network don’t even know it has been installed.” On the other hand, Pedro Bustamante, Chief Marketing Officer at Panda Software, said: “This integration fulfills the demand from those who want to deploy our advanced anti-virus technology at the Web gateway”.

The Panda Software anti-virus scanning engine running on the ProxyAV appliance is automatically kept updated via the Internet, providing hands-off operation for administrators. Virus signatures are kept up-to-date and are delivered directly from PandaLabs, where technical staff analyze, disassemble, macro scan, and analyze potentially malicious code. If a file does in fact contain a new virus, the disinfection and detection routines are prepared and quickly distributed to users.

About Panda Software

Panda Software (), a world leader in virus and intrusion prevention, offers unrivalled proactive security solutions for all types of users, from the largest corporations through small and medium-sized companies to home users. Its corporate products offer hassle-free automatic and centralized administration and provide network-wide protection, via multi-layer security technology, to ensure uniform protection across the enterprise, from remote users and workstations to mail gateways and internal and perimeter servers. Panda Software’s solutions have received awards and quality certifications from the sector’s most widely-respected organizations, including ICSA Labs and Checkmark and its commitment to customer service, innovative products, and the pioneering concept of 24h-365d tech support have revolutionized the IT security industry.

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