Panda Security unveils a line of SAAS, cloud-based business security solutions for enterprises and cost-conscious businesses.
Cloud-based security solutions firm Panda Security has announced the availability
of its line-of-business security solutions, which includes Panda Security for
Business, Panda Managed Office Protection, Panda Managed Email Protection,
Panda GateDefender SB, and Panda GateDefender Performa.
All products, available now, integrate improved SAAS (software-as-a-service)
functionality and leverage Collective Intelligence, an online, real-time
database that stores the majority of signature files.
Panda Security for Business, the company's flagship product, is an endpoint
security suite for protecting workstations and file servers against malware,
including viruses, rootkits, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and other
Internet threats. The new version includes improvements to the management
console and streamlined functionality around managing security updates.
Panda Managed Office Protection, the latest version of Panda Security's
hosted IT security service for small to medium-size businesses and value added
resellers serving the SMB market, is up to 50 percent more efficient than
traditional endpoint security software, Panda claims. Panda Managed Email
Protection, the company's new SAAS clean mail service, protects corporate e-mail
from spam and malware and replaces the company's TrustLayer Mail service
solution. New features include a redesigned user interface, better spam and
user policy administration, and an e-mail backup system that allows continued
access to e-mail in the event of a corporate e-mail server failure.
Panda is marketing its GateDefender SB as a unified threat management (UTM)
device that offers "plug and forget" installation and said this
product is ideal for organizations of up to 50 employees. The product's
user-friendly Web-based console has a simple graphics interface and offers
total network perimeter protection.
Panda GateDefender Performa is the updated version of this scalable and
load-balancing perimeter security device, with improved anti-spam capabilities
based on enhanced functionality that protects against threats such as
backscatter. Panda said its capability to detect infected machines inside the
network perimeter that may be sending spam outside the organization (as is the case
with PCs that have become zombies) allows businesses to swiftly counteract
According to analyst firm Forrester Research, the continued rise in targeted
malware attacks infecting unsuspecting businesses will force security budgets
to rise and focus on protecting data, streamlining costly or manually intensive
tasks, and providing security for an evolving IT infrastructure. The report,
written by Forrester Vice President Jonathan Penn, concluded cost and
justification pressures are exerting themselves, but through increasing
business-level visibility led by data-breach headlines, security spend
continues to rise and take a growing share of overall IT spend.
Security initiatives will focus on four things: protecting data,
streamlining costly or manually intensive tasks, providing security for an
evolving IT infrastructure, and both understanding and properly managing IT
risks within a more comprehensive enterprise framework.
"By incorporating some of the most advanced technologies in the market,
our SMB and enterprise customers are benefiting from a complete line of
corporate security solutions that cover all the primary vectors of malware
infection including workstations and servers, e-mail and Web traffic,"
said Panda's business customer unit director, Josu Franco. "Leveraging SAAS
and the cloud allows us to successfully protect against the burgeoning threat
of cyber-crime, while significantly reducing the resource consumption and
complexity of security management."