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Introducing Endpoint Protection

We’ve undergone some changes in the last couple of months and it was only a matter of time before we started updating our products to suit our new identity. This week we released the latest update to what was previously known as Panda Cloud Office Protection and Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced. Introducing “Endpoint Protection” and “Endpoint Protection Plus.”


Panda Security uses cloud scanning for new Panda AdminSecure

–       Panda AdminSecure, the nerve center of Panda Security’s traditional corporate security solutions, now has 20% more detection capacity thanks to Collective Intelligence

–       Users of any of the company’s corporate security suites will now enjoy real-time protection against new malware

Global IT vendor Panda Security has announced the launch of Panda AdminSecure (4.07), the nerve center of its traditional corporate security solutions. This new version includes a new anti-malware engine, with the major innovation of cloud connection and the transfer of scanning and malware identification processes to the Collective Intelligence technologies, Panda’s system for detecting, analyzing and classifying new and unknown computer threats.

This evolution of AdminSecure’s engine has increased the capacity to detect threats on workstations, laptops and servers by almost 20%, delivering protection in real time, without impacting network resources.

“Whereas previously clients had to download the signature file and deploy it across the network, the new version combines real-time access to the cloud  with traditional signature file protection”, says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations. “This means that clients will no longer  be exposed to ‘window period’ risks while downloading the singnature files.”

The engine has also been improved to drastically reduce the resource consumption of the local scan and identification processes, decreasing the impact on computer and server performance.

The new anti-malware engine also offers a new genetic engine, including new codes for identifying unknown malware, using new traces and indicators to recognize and automatically block threats, without user intervention, and with no false positives. This feature is of particular importance for remote and mobile users who may not always have an Internet connection or connection to the corporate network.

Two security suites

Panda AdminSecure is the solution that brings together the management of all Panda Security protection. It enables network-wide deployment, monitoring, configuration and maintenance of  protection from a single point. It adapts to any network topology and, in addition to its own security policy definitions, integrates transparently with third-party technologies.

The security suites that include the new version of AdminSecure are Panda Security for Business, offering SMBs protection for Windows and Linux file servers and workstations, and Panda Security for Enterprise, designed for large corporate environments, which also includes protection for perimeter and mail servers.

This new version of the Panda Security solution completes the company’s cloud security offer for the corporate market, which also includes the Panda Cloud Protection solutions for workstations, email and the Internet.

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

New version of Panda GateDefender Integra launched

Panda Security has launched a new version of its UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliance, Panda GateDefender Integra.

“Some 99% of threats affecting corporate networks are transmitted across the Internet,” says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations. “These threats are increasingly varied and complex, heightening the risk for SMBs. This all means that the Internet gateway is a critical security point for any network. The new GateDefender Integra offers SMBs centralised perimeter prevention against all types of threats, protecting companies from the moment it’s plugged in.”

Panda GateDefender Integra is the only “Plug and Protect” UTM on the market. Anti-malware, anti-spam and Web filtering protection are enabled by default on installation, protecting the company right from the start with no need for manual intervention.

This product is designed specifically for small to mid-sized businesses and is available in two models: Panda GateDefender Integra SB, a new model designed exclusively for businesses with up to 50 employees and Panda GateDefender Integra 300, for companies with between 50 and 250 workers. Both include the following protection:

•    Firewall: Ensures internal and external communication complies with the security policy.
•    Intrusion prevention system (IPS): Prevents intrusion attacks
•    VPN: Protects confidential information transmitted across the Internet.
•    Anti-malware: Protects against all types of malicious software.
•    Content Filter: Scans inbound and outbound traffic for dangerous content.
•    Anti-spam: Keeps email traffic free from junk mail.
•    Web Filter: Restricts access to non work-related Web content.

The Panda Security appliance also offers continuous automatic updates. Rules and digital signatures are updated every 90 minutes in the case of malware, IPS or the Web Filter and every minute in the case of spam. These updates are performed in the cloud, leveraging Collective Intelligence, Panda technology that can detect and analyze threats automatically, resulting in greater speed and better protection against Internet threats.

Panda GateDefender Integra also optimizes bandwidth usage by restricting access to non-productive Web content. Similarly, the high spam detection ratio rids mail servers and internal networks of traffic caused by junk mail.

The proactive content protection which scans inbound and outbound traffic for dangerous content, also prevents confidential information from leaking out of the company.

For more information about Panda GateDefender Integra click here.

Antivirus product reviews under scrutiny

According to SC Magazine, AMTSO (the anti-malware testing standards organisation) will be analysing product reviews done on anti-malware solutions:

[AMTSO] has said that the analysis will be done by comparing the testing methodology used in product reviews, to AMTSO’s standards for anti-malware testing. The goal of the analysis will be to provide consumers with information on the accuracy and reliability of product reviews, and to improve the overall quality of anti-malware testing.

AMTSO board member Andrew Lee of K7 Computing claimed that testing the performance of anti-malware solutions ‘in-the-cloud’ is an important paradigm shift from the traditional methods of testing.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, claimed that it was important due to poor quality reviews being done of anti-virus software in the past because testing security software is notoriously hard – and it’s easy to make an elementary blunder and come to the wrong conclusions.

Read the rest of the article here.