Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 wins highest accolade from AV-comparitives.org

–       With a detection ratio of 99.9%, Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 has earned the highest Advanced+ rating awarded by the prestigious laboratory

–       The test, performed in December, pitched several security solutions against 82,036 samples of PUPs, a category that includes spyware, adware and rogueware 

Global IT vendor Panda Security has been awarded the highest Advanced+ rating for their Panda Antivirus Pro 2011, winning the latest on-demand test conducted by AV-comparatives.org. This test analyzed detection ratios of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), a category that includes spyware, adware and rogueware.

The prestigious independent security laboratory AV-compartives.org ran a series of 82,036 samples against each antivirus solution. Detecting 99.9% of the samples, Panda demonstrated just how effective it is against this type of threat.

“This latest award for Panda indicates the importance of having a cloud-based security solution”, says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations. “A solution that utilizes the cloud in order to provide almost real time protection is what’s necessary to keep up with the constant creation of malware.”

According to the 2010 PandaLabs Report, PUPs account for 11% of the more than 20 million threats that have appeared and been classified by Collective Intelligence over the last year. In fact, 40% of all fake antivirus programs in existence were created in 2010. In other words, since this new type of threat first appeared four years ago, at PandaLabs has classified a total of 5,651,786 individual examples of fake antivirus programs, of these, 2,285,629 appeared between January and November 2010.

The award-winning product, Panda Antivirus Pro 2011, forms part of the Panda Security retail lineup and shares its antimalware engine and detection capacity with the rest of the solutions. Its technology for detecting and identifying malware leverages the knowledge of millions of users that make up the community of Collective Intelligence, an automatic system for detecting, analyzing and classifying new threats in real-time. 

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 61 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain. In 2006, Jeremy Matthews founded Panda’s local subsidiary in South Africa, opening the international vendor’s first presence on the African continent.

For more information, visit http://www.pandasecurity.com/

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