Panda Software launches GateDefender Performa, the high-performance SCM appliance for protecting the corporate network perimeter

Panda Software presents the new Panda GateDefender Performa, the high-performance SCM (secure content management) appliance for protecting the corporate network perimeter. Thanks to its anti-malware, anti-spam and Web filtering features, it fulfils all the needs of network administrators, detecting and eliminating any threat, as well as eliminating junk mail and preventing employees from accessing unproductive web content. These new appliances reinforce the GateDefender 8000 series, which has already received the recognition of both ICSA Labs and NSS (version 8200).

“The great concern for network administrators is how to block threats before they enter the corporate network,” explains Paula Quir??s, director of the Hardware plus Software Business Unit at Panda Software. “This is now possible thanks to GateDefender Performa’s high-performance architecture which can silently process and scan all inbound traffic”.

It operates as a transparent bridge, so installation is as simple as physically locating the device between the Internet and the corporate network. In addition, administrators can use a remote web console to access real-time information about the device, including both the protection status and graphic reports about protection system activity. This is all available through a powerful interface designed to combine maximum functionality with simplicity.

“GateDefender Performa offers maximum protection for the network perimeter as soon as it is connected, providing administrators with true peace of mind,” says Paula Quir??s. “For this reason, return on investment is visible from the outset: systems are protected, and companies can concentrate their efforts on their core business and objectives, leaving GateDefender Performa to manage the network protection.”

Panda GateDefender Performa: features

Panda GateDefender Performa scans the six most widely-used protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP), and can transparently process up to 350 messages per second in SMTP and 170Mbps in HTTP traffic. The malware signature file is updated automatically every 90 minutes. It combines proactive and reactive protection by using both continuously updated signature files along with a powerful heuristic detection engine to seek out threats that have not been cataloged. The appliance is administered through a web console, allowing for secure remote management from any computer across HTTPS.

There are three models, Panda GateDefender Performa 8050 (up to 25 users), Panda GateDefender Performa 8100 (from 26 to 500 users) and Panda GateDefender Performa 8200 (more than 500 users). With native, automatic load-balancing, these appliances adapt to the needs of any company, from SMBs to large enterprises or ISPs, adjusting scan capacity to the type of traffic and network communications.

More information is available about Panda GateDefender from the Panda Software website.

About Panda Software

Panda Software ( is a leading developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet-borne threats. With the revolutionary TruPreventTM Technologies, Panda Software’s innovative solutions offer a greater return on investment, keeping clients protected even against new threats that have yet to be identified. PandaLabs, the fastest laboratory in the industry to provide complete updates to users, offers a worldwide response to malware 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

Panda Software’s centrally-managed security solutions protect servers, and gateways and all network entry points, ensuring a straightforward and highly effective line of defense against Internet threats for large organizations, SMBs and consumers. Panda solutions are backed by a team of expert support technicians in all countries where the company is present. Tech support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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