Load balancing involves sharing the task of scanning network traffic across several Panda GateDefender units. This increases the performance of the antivirus protection and offers higher availability, as if one of the GateDefender units fails, the rest will continue working.
The main aim of load balancing is to increase the antivirus protection in the network perimeter and thereby facilitate the scanning process. It is also a good way of preventing delays and network saturation. Load balancing should be used when a single GateDefender unit cannot handle all the traffic supported by the network or when it is vital the line in which the GateDefender units are installed is available.
For instructions on how to install multiple Panda GateDefender Performa units to use load balancing, click here.