– By leveraging Collective Intelligence, this new solution delivers real-time perimeter protection against all types of known and unknown threats, spam and zombies as well as inappropriate and potentially dangerous Internet use

Panda Security –The Cloud Security Company– has announced the launch of its new SCM appliance: Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0, offering cloud-based protection. This perimeter appliance offers hybrid cloud protection for corporate environments against Internet-borne malware and spam, blocking non-productive and potentially dangerous activity.

The new security appliance delivers anti-malware, anti-spam, Web filtering, content filtering and the capacity to selectively block IM/P2P/VoIP/Spotify communications that can critically impact bandwidth consumption. Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0 therefore increases employee productivity and enhances user experience by filtering out potentially malicious content, without interfering with legitimate email or Web traffic.

The new version is easily scalable to adapt to the needs of expanding businesses. Automatic load-balancing and intelligent high-availability ensure greater return on investment and optimized network functionality. Similarly, the solution seamlessly integrates with existing IT systems, including LDAP/Active Directory, to support implementation of corporate security policies.

Another new feature is the interception and filtering of SSL traffic over HTTPS. Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0 intercepts data exchanges, decrypting the data to scan the content and then encrypting it again before sending it to the recipient.

It is easy to install (‘connect and forget’), configure and manage through a single Web console, offering real-time monitoring of the entire organization’s security status. The console has also been improved to simplify the work of security managers: it has a new, more intuitive design, a new system of graphs and statistics, and there are also improvements to the reports and console warnings along with more online help sources.

Models to meet every need

Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0 is offered in four models to adapt to the specific needs of each corporate environment. These models -SB, 9100, 9500 Lite and 9500 Large- offer varying capacities for scanning of traffic and messages, adapting to all needs, from SMBs (SB) to large corporations (Large).

For more information about Panda GateDefender Performa 4.0, go to http://pandasecurity.lin3sdev.com/enterprise/solutions/gatedefender-performa/

You can see some pics of this new solution at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/sets/72157624969268923/