Panda Security Launches GateDefender e250, e500 UTM Devices
The updated models are designed to ensure continuous high-level protection through a combination of elements.Panda Security announced GateDefender e250 and e500 unified threat management (UTM) devices. Both models offer speeds rated in terms of gigabits per second (Gbit/s) instead of megabits per second (Mbit/s). The firewall throughput in the e250 has jumped from 800 Mbit/s to 5.1 Gbit/s. The throughput of the e500 has increased from 1,474 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s. The updated models, which replace the previous e9100lite and e9100 versions, are designed to ensure continuous high-level protection. This is achieved with a combination of elements, including a deep packet inspection firewall, an application firewall, virtual private network (VPN), plus anti-spam, Web traffic and email filters in the Internet gateway, and a hotspot module. "Over recent years, as media consumption has increased, we have noted the throughput required per user, especially in the mid-market business size, put a strain on existing specification UTMs," Neil Martin, Panda’s marketing manager, told eWEEK. "The latest e250 and e500 GateDefender UTMs have enabled greater speeds by making use of an upgraded hardware chassis and the latest CPUs along with optimization of our detection technologies so IPS and proxies can all be enabled without impacting the traffic flow."
The in-plane switching (IPS) throughput has also undergone an improvement, from 95 Mbit/s to 590 Mbit/s in e250, while in e500 the previous rate of 121 Mbit/s now reaches 600 Mbit/s.