Network perimeter protection is key to preventing serious financial losses

Panda GateDefender Integra, the all-in-one appliance from Panda Software for protecting against all types of threats, can prevent the financial losses incurred in companies through computer attacks. According to the 2006 Computer Crime and Security Survey, produced by The Computer Security Institute (CSI) and the FBI, computer viruses and unauthorized access to networks are the leading cause of financial losses for companies. Other major causes include the loss or theft of laptops and confidential information. Between them they account for 74 percent of all corporate losses arising from inadequate IT security systems.

According to this report, in 2005 each company surveyed suffered average losses of 132.047 €. However, the authors of the report note that only half of the US companies questioned offered information, given the possible negative publicity, and therefore the figure could be much higher.

With this circumstance in mind, installation of a device, such as Panda GateDefender Integra, in the Internet gateway of corporate networks, could bring considerable savings to companies, as it optimizes the return on investment made on buying the product. This is possible thanks to the integration in the appliance of all protection needed to block all types of malicious code and external attacks: firewall, VPN service, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), anti-malware, content filtering, anti-spam protection and web filtering. The different types of protection work together to offer complete security against both known and unknown network threats and content threats.

The Panda Software appliance can scan all inbound and outbound traffic in the corporate network as well as traffic between network zones, ensuring complete protection for all zones, without degrading the performance of the connection. It also automatically updates the virus signature file every 90 minutes.

Panda Gatedefender Integra is installed at the gateway between the corporate network and the Internet or another network, just like a firewall, and is managed through a straight-forward centralized web administration console.

Panda GateDefender Integra is available in 2 hardware models: GateDefender Integra 100 and GateDefender Integra 300, which provide 4 and 8 communications ports to adapt the needs of companies with different segmentation needs.

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