"GateDefender Performa is an absolutely perfect solution. It fully covers all our needs and security aspirations" - Schalk Gous, IT Manager – TOSAS Group- South Africa.
Panda GateDefender Performa is a scalable and ultra-reliable dedicated perimeter security device offering maximum protection against content-based threats in the gateway. It blocks all types of malware, spam, undesirable content and other Internet threats before they enter the company.
Its ease of use (connect and forget) and complete protection, incorporating anti-malware, anti-spam and content filtering, make Panda GateDefender Performa a powerful solution with the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
Thanks to automatic, native load-balancing, this solution adapts to the needs of any company, from SMBs to large enterprises. And as it is modular, it adapts scan capacity to the type of traffic and network environment.
The Panda GateDefender Performa range has three models:
- Panda GateDefender Performa 8050: For networks with up to 25 users.
- Panda GateDefender Performa 8100: For networks with up to 500 users.
- Panda GateDefender Performa 8200: For networks with more than 500 users.
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High performance protection
Panda GateDefender Performa offers extraordinary performance and scan capacity: up to 350 messages per second and 170 Mbps, completely transparently to the corporate network.
Minimal impact on network performance
Bandwidth is a critical and costly resource for companies. GateDefender Performa provides optimum functionality with a minimal impact on the speed of the network. It eases the workload on traditional protection systems, optimizing network resources.
High scalability and load balancing
Its load balancing is completely automatic and native, allowing the workload to be shared across multiple units. Increasing, as a result, the scalability and performance of the perimeter protection against viruses, spam and inappropriate content.
Simple installation and setup
Designed for simple installation in any corporate network, with no need for configuring or redirecting network traffic. It operates in transparent bridge mode. Once installed, Panda GateDefender Performa scans traffic in both directions between the Internet and the corporate network.
Panda GateDefender Performa scans the most widely used protocols: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP for malware, spam or inappropriate web content. However, you can also enter additional ports for each protocol.
GateDefender Performa optimizes signature-based detection with the use of heuristic engines. These enable detection of new threats that have not yet been cataloged.
Panda GateDefender Performa includes secure, remote administration through a simple and intuitive web console. This console gives administrators the flexibility to access from any computer with a Web browser.
Detailed reports and customizable alerts
Panda GateDefender Performa offers complete graphic reports on the detection of viruses, spam and blocking of inappropriate content. Reports can be easily exploited and used to justify security investment.
It also includes customizable warnings and notifications about protection activity.
Real-time system monitoring
The notification system offers real-time control of statistics on the network traffic and system activity. It also allows remote and centralized monitoring of all devices across the network, using SNMP and Syslog.
The modular protection system means that Panda GateDefender Performa can be adapted to the protection needs of the company. The protection modules are illustrated in the following table:
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Panda GateDefender Performa has different hardware models to adapt to the specific traffic and performance needs of every company:
- Panda GateDefender Performa 8050
- For networks with up to 25 users
- Up to 40 Mbps http traffic
- Scans up to 80 messages per second in SMTP
- Panda GateDefender Performa 8100
- For networks with up to 500 users
- Up to 80 Mbps http traffic
- Scans up to 160 messages per second in SMTP
- Panda GateDefender Performa 8200
- For networks with more than 500 users
- Up to 170 Mbps http traffic
- Scans up to 350 messages per second in SMTP
All models include native automatic load-balancing.
GateDefender Performa comparative table
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Its anti-malware protection detects and blocks all types of damaging threats before they reach the corporate network: viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, dialers, jokes, phishing, hacking tools, security risks and -through its heuristic engine- threats not yet cataloged.
The Content Filter lets you customize the types of files and messages to be filtered. It applies filters such as maximum file size, maximum number of files in a compressed file, password protection…
It scans nested messages and even their attachments. Similarly, it can filter by content, by subject, by type, etc.
Panda GateDefender Performa checks corporate email, reducing the impact of spam on the productivity of the user.
Every message is classified as Spam, Probable spam or Not spam. The intensity of the scan can be configured to prevent false positives. It is also possible to configure sender white lists and blacklists.
The Web filter can restrict access to web pages with unproductive content simply by selecting prohibited categories. It therefore optimizes resource usage and improves user productivity.
Panda GateDefender Performa lets you control use of applications that can represent an important security hole: Instant Messaging (IM) and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programs. The use of both of these types of programs can be restricted inside the network.
Different policies for different users (Integration with LDAP/AD)
Panda GateDefender Performa integrates with directory management systems like LDAP or Active Directory. This enables management of existing users and groups on the network. It also lets you assign security policies based on specific users or groups. You can also define policies based on profiles adjusted to different user and group combinations.
Panda GateDefender Performa stores potentially dangerous files and emails in the quarantine. These files and emails are suspected of containing unknown malware or considered as probable spam The aim of quarantine is to ensure that users have access to any important files or emails.
- Malware quarantine. Reserved for contaminated files that cannot be disinfected or are suspected of containing unknown malware.
- Spam quarantine. Reserved for emails classified as spam or probable spam.
- Content Filter quarantine. Reserved for files or mail blocked by the application of security policies.
All Panda GateDefender Performa models include native and automatic load balancing. This guarantees high availability in critical systems through redundancy in active/active status systems.
On the other hand, the scalability of the perimeter security system is also supported by load-balancing. Load balancing allows performance to be increased accordingly as new hardware units are added to the system.
Panda GateDefender Performa devices have a system for continuing analyzing the integrity of the software and hardware. The system can even restart the service if necessary, with no need for administrator intervention.
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