The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage protects its network with Panda GateDefender 8100

The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), a leading, independent institute for the preservation and management of cultural heritage, has chosen Panda GateDefender 8100 to reinforce its corporate protection. “The integrated approach of services and software is one of the distinguishing features of Panda Software products. At any time of the day, all year round, Panda Software is always on hand”, says Ernst te Brake, Network and Systems Manager at ICN.

Increasingly concerned about the rise in Internet and email threats, ICN decided to implement an effective layered protection strategy, to ensure a safe environment for the research and development projects being carried out by its multi-disciplinary teams. For this reason, it chose Panda GateDefender 8100 to provide an additional layer of network security. To guarantee the highest levels of protection against external attacks, ICN installed Panda GateDefender 8100 at the Internet entry point, to block threats (virus, spam, unproductive web content, etc.), before they even enter the network, unlike traditional antivirus solutions that try to neutralize them once they have penetrated systems.

Panda GateDefender 8100 is part of the new Panda GateDefender 8000 series, launched by the international IT company to protect the corporate network perimeter against all types of viruses worms and Trojans, detecting and eliminating malicious code in the six most widely-used protocols: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP. In addition, content can be filtered by file extension, and Outlook and IIS vulnerabilities, like those used by malicious code such as SQLSlammer, are kept in check. The Panda GateDefender 8000 series includes an auto-update system that automatically checks for new signature file versions, making it the most up-to-date protection in the company. Thanks to its high scalability and load-balancing it adapts easily to the needs of any size company, from SMEs to large corporations or ISPs, adjusting scan capacity to the type of traffic and network communications.

Combining state-of-the-art hardware and the latest anti-malware technologies, the new Panda GateDefender 8000 series can scan traffic at 30 Mbps and up to 600,000 messages per hour, completely transparently and with a minimum drain on network resources. It incorporates one of the most powerful anti-spam engines, capable of scanning SMTP, POP3 and IMAP4, and to prevent viewing of unproductive web content, Panda GateDefender 8000 series allows URLs to be filtered by category or by customizable lists.

Panda GateDefender 8000 series is available in the eight most widely-spoken languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.

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Panda Software is one of the world’s leading developers of IT security solutions, with offices in more than 50 countries. It is an established pacesetter for the sector in innovation and expansion and is unequalled in terms of satisfying customers’ needs for the most advanced technologies, products and services to keep IT resources free from viruses and other threats at the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership. The company’s unique TruPrevent Technologies, the most intelligent technologies to combat unknown viruses and intruders, offer unrivalled preventive protection for all types of clients: from the largest corporations through small and medium-sized companies to home users.

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