Panda Cloud Antivirus Free has been awarded VB100 certification after being tested alongside 33 other antivirus solutions in Virus Bulletin’s December comparative review on Windows 8. This is the second consecutive time that Panda Security has obtained this certification, following Virus Bulletin’s decision to allow cloud connection in their tests.
VB100 certification is granted to products that prove a 100% detection rate for malware samples listed as “In the Wild” by the WildList Organisation with zero false positives. The comparative review was conducted on a system running Windows 8 Professional. Testing comprised three main elements: on-demand tests, on-access tests, and false positive tests. Panda Cloud Antivirus Free obtained a 100% perfect result in the on-demand and on-access tests, as well as zero false positives.
The tests showed that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free was one of the fastest and least resource-intensive antivirus products available, clearly outperforming other free solutions from Avast, AVG or Microsoft. Virus Bulletin also praised the product’s interface and ease of use, as well as the benefits provided by a 100% cloud-based solution.
“We are delighted to have obtained the VB100 certification twice in a year. This showcases the high quality of our products,” says Jeremy Matthews, Country Manager for Panda Security. “This certification recognises Panda Security’s efforts and success in offering lightweight solutions with the best disinfection rates for the new Windows 8 operating system as well.”
This award follows the VB100 certification received by Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro in September 2012, and the certifications awarded to Panda Cloud Antivirus Free by the independent labs AV-Test.org and AV-Comparatives in 2012.
More information on those tests is available at: http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-pro-achieves-virus-bulletin-vb100-certification/, http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-ranks-1-in-usability-in-recent-av-test-org-evaluation/ and http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-achieves-highest-advanced-rating-from-av-comparatives/