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Panda’s 2016 Consumer Solutions Designed for Multiple Devices

Our 2016 solutions are now available in South Africa. Panda Global Protection 2016, Panda Internet Security 2016, Panda Antivirus Pro 2016, Panda Mobile Security 2016, Panda Antivirus for Mac 2016 and Panda Free Antivirus 2016.  

The 2016 range is designed to make the digital world easier and more secure for consumers. It enables users to browse online safely, protects families against inappropriate content and keeps identities and confidential information safe.  The new products offer multi-platform protection – providing security on Windows (including Windows 10 compatibility), Android, Mac and even anti-theft for iPhone and iPad.

Every user may have a different need or use for connectivity and we try to cater for each of these by offering various solutions at different levels. We want users to be able to perform any activity on the internet without worrying about cyber-criminals, malware or inappropriate content.

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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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Panda Tops Cloud Security Market with 35 Awards Worldwide

  • Company honored with 35 awards worldwide for outstanding achievements in technology innovation and sales strategies
  • Cloud products achieve extraordinary market adoption, surpassing industry average 

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced end of year results in awards and market traction for the company’s cloud product line that serves small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) as well as consumers. In 2010, Panda Security secured 35 awards from recognized authorities on technology and business innovation, including the Wall Street Journal, CRN, PC World and AV Comparatives.

“Panda has always been ahead of the market in technology innovation and 2010 was no exception”, says Juan Santana, CEO of Panda. “At the beginning of the year, we set out to extend our position as a cloud security leader through a continued commitment to R&D and a focus on increasing the adoption of our cloud products for SMBs.”

“We attribute Panda’s success to our award-winning solutions and a highly diversified sales strategy that targets organizations with anywhere between 5 and 60,000 seats”, says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations. “Panda’s strong business momentum for the year coupled with independent recognition from the Wall Street Journal, CRN, PC World and many others, proves that our strategy is working”, he concludes.

The Panda Cloud Protection product line, which secures endpoints and servers, email and Web threat vectors, has grown well above the industry average growth rate for cloud-based security services in 2010. Income from these products grew 65% over the previous year and now represents 15% of the company’s total worldwide revenues. Panda expects this number to exceed 20% by the end of 2011. This compares to industry-wide revenue growth for SaaS (Software as a Service), which made up only 10% of total security services revenue in 2009, with this figure not projected to surpass 20% until 2014, according to market research firm Infonetics.

While the full list of accolades may be found on the PandaLabs blog, some of the more prominent awards include:

  1. Juan Santana, Panda Security CEO, among the 25 Most Innovative Executives of 2010. CRN, USA
  2. Panda Cloud Antivirus: Editor’s Choice. PC Magazine, USA
  3. Panda Security for Business: 5 Stars, SC Magazine, USA, UK
  4. Panda Internet Security 2011: Best Product, 5 Stars, Windows Magazine, Spain
  5. Panda Cloud Antivirus: Best Security Software, PC World, Latin America
  6. Antivirus Pro 2010: Top Score in On Demand Test, AV-Comparatives.org, Germany 
  7. Panda Global Protection 2011: Editor’s Choice, Computer Magazine, Italy
  8. Panda Internet Security 2011: First Place in Comparative Test, PC Security Labs, China

“We’re looking forward to an even more successful year ahead as the market has proven that it is ready for a cloud-based approach to antivirus security,” says Santana. “Based on the traction we are seeing in the channel, we expect revenues from Panda’s cloud security business solutions to surpass 20% of the company’s total income in 2011”, he concludes.

More information is available in the PandaLabs blog: http://www.pandalabs.com

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

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Panda supports Windows 7

Panda Security, the global IT security vendor, has launched a beta version of Panda Antivirus Pro 2009 compatible with Windows 7. Now all users of the beta version of Microsoft’s new operating system will be able to install the best protection against malware at no cost and with minimal resource consumption. This beta version can be downloaded here.

Windows 7 is a new operating system from Microsoft which is set to replace Windows Vista. This new system includes a series of improvements in performance and efficiency, an improved interface and better information management.

Panda Antivirus Pro provides greater protection against viruses, spyware and hackers, and includes a new engine against identity theft. Similarly, it prevents hackers from getting into the computer, thanks to its built-in Panda firewall.

The beta of Panda Antivirus Pro 2009 for Windows 7 includes, in addition to the award-winning Panda Security scan engine, a powerful heuristic engine for detecting new malware variants and a heuristic system specialized in combating banker Trojans and identity theft malware.

The beta also includes new ‘cloud’ detection technology called Collective Intelligence which Panda Security has been building into its products for more than a year, allowing it to rapidly detect new malware. This technology is particularly important in today’s climate, where most infections are caused by viruses that are less than 30 days old. It is therefore crucial to detect these new threats within the first month of their existence and this is why Panda is able to better protect users through Collective Intelligence.

“With the traditional protection model, IT security companies have to receive a new example of malware, analyze and classify it manually then create and distribute the vaccine. This simply takes too long. Collective Intelligence lets us automate these tasks, thereby speeding up the process. Protection from the cloud, on the other hand, lets us provide malware vaccines to our users as soon as we have generated them, protecting them in real-time,” says Jeremy Matthews.

For more information and to download the beta version of Panda Antivirus Pro compatible with Windows 7, click here.