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Panda Antivirus
Written for theCloudTutorial by Panda's marketing department

What is Panda Antivirus

Panda Antivirus is designed to offer maximum protection with minimal impact, with an 80 percent performance improvement (consuming just 8 MB of memory) and including innovative technologies based on Collective Intelligence Panda Antivirus for Netbooks, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, Panda Internet Security 2010 and Panda Global Protection 2010, the new solutions for consumers and professionals, will be available on June 25th.

All of Panda Security's new solutions also incorporate proven USB vaccination technology to prevent virus infections and spreading vectors very commonly used by today's malware. In addition Panda's 2010 solutions incorporate a brand new heuristic engine and generic signatures that, working both locally and with Collective Intelligence scanning-from-the-cloud, provide the highest rate of protection against the newest malware and identity theft trojans.

Panda Antivirus offers easy-to-use protection against viruses, spyware and hackers, and also includes a new engine against identity theft. Users can chat, share photos and videos, bank and buy online, read their favorite blogs or simply surf the Web, with complete peace of mind thanks to its built-in firewall. This easy-to-user solution is truly install and forget.

Company profile of Panda Security
Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, was founded in Bilbao (Spain) in 1990 under the name Panda Software. In 1995, it became the leader in the Spanish market and in 1997 it embarked on its international expansion strategy.

Panda is now one of the world's leading IT security providers, with millions of clients across 195 countries and regions, and products available in up to 23 languages. The evolution of Panda Security has been inextricably linked with its expansion policy, a strategy first launched at CeBIT in 1996. The action the company has taken since then to ensure its presence across the globe has also helped it maintain its competitive edge, as globalization has also seen computer viruses move rapidly and freely around the world. A virus created in, say, Japan one minute can now spread across the world almost instantly.

Panda's international strategy, based on the maxim of "Think globally, act locally", has allowed it to establish itself across five continents, thanks to a network of franchises and subsidiaries run by teams of dedicated professionals with the commitment and local knowledge necessary to ensure the success of the products in their respective markets.

Its mission is to offer clients the simplest and most effective protection with a minimal impact.

Panda has proposed a new security model to combat new forms of cyber-crime.

This is manifest in the performance of the company's new technologies and products, with detection ratios well above average market standards and most importantly, providing greater security for its clients.

Right from the outset, Panda Security has reinvested a high percentage of its revenue in R&D&i, situating the company in the vanguard of software development worldwide, with a team of genuine experts developing latest generation solutions to counter the new techniques used by malicious codes.

Panda's commitment to continuous innovation has led to a number of technological advances, some of which have set the standards for the whole antivirus industry. These developments have had particular significance in increasing Internet and email security, the main source of malware infection.

The year 2007 was a turning point for Panda. It changed from being Panda Software to Panda Security, a name that better reflects the company's commitment to providing global security.

In addition, major investment funds such as InvestIndustrial, Gala Capital, Atlantic Bridge, Harbourvest and José Sancho entered the company's share capital, joining forces with its founder Mikel Urizarbarrena and José María Hernández. The Panda group has around 1,500 employees around the world. They represent the company's most important asset. The organization has a young -average age around 32- and multi-cultural workforce. Employees are valued on their honesty, ability and desire to improve and develop. One specific area to which Panda Security is firmly committed is the integration of women in the workplace. Companies like Panda should play more than just an economic role in society; they must also be an active force in promoting the positive development of society. Social responsibility is a significant component in the company's values

To this effect, Panda has entered into global agreements with organizations such as Special Olympics, one of the world of sport's most passionate and socially beneficial initiatives, and WWF. With this international agreement, Panda will dedicate part of his revenue to actively supporting different WWF wildlife and nature protection initiatives around the world.

Main features of Panda

Thanks to Collective Intelligence cloud technologies, first launched by Panda Security two years ago, the new 2010 solutions offer an 80 percent performance improvement with respect to previous versions. Panda's new retail solutions also deliver 60 percent improved browsing speed and 40 percent improved download speed over previous versions, consuming just 8 MB of memory.

Panda AnitVirus and equivalent desktop products

Our main advantage is the Collective Intelligence. Panda Security's Collective Intelligence works as an online, real-time database that stores the majority of signature files, keeping them at a minimum on the endpoint. Every Panda user is a sensor for new malware, sending statistical data about malware prevalence back to the Cloud. This new approach reduces bandwidth consumption on customers' PCs and provides faster and more comprehensive up-to-date protection.

Overview of other similar products on the web

In Panda Security we have got security provide integrated solutions for all types of users, from big enterprises to home users.

Solutions for companies We provide integrated solutions for companies, protecting the three principal threat entry vectors (email, Web traffic and PCs and servers).

On premises solutions:
Panda Security for Business is the most complete solution for protecting endpoints across a network. It is designed especially to provide robust, straightforward protection for workstations and file servers, securing networks against malware (viruses, spam, phishing, spyware, rootkits, etc.) and other known and unknown threats.

Panda Security for Enterprises provides the most advanced, proactive protection with flexible, multilayered architecture. The functions it offers include control over network access and application control.

Hosted solutions:
Panda Cloud Protection allows companies to forget about the antivirus and simply subscribe to a total security service. Panda Cloud Protection is an innovative security service hosted by Panda Security and managed by security providers which provides uninterrupted hands-off protection for endpoints and email.

With Panda Cloud Protection, companies reduce security investment on hardware, software and IT personnel down to an affordable service fee, leaving infrastructure and solution maintenance in the cloud.

Perimeter Security:
Panda GateDefender Performa is an SCM (Secure Content Management) device providing dedicated protection for corporate networks against content-based threats, such as malware, spam and inappropriate Web content.

Panda GateDefender Integra is the only 'Install and Protect' UTM on the market. The main protection modules are enabled and operative without having to configure them. This makes Panda GateDefender Integra very easy to start working with, providing complete protection against all types of threats right from the start.

Solutions for end users Our solutions provide maximum protection with minimum impact on the PC.

Panda Antivirus for Netbooks provides ultralight protection for surfing the Internet, chatting and using email. It is available in USB or download format.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 is the easiest-to-use and most intuitive protection for your computer. It protects against viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, online fraud and identity theft. Thanks to Collective Intelligence it is one of the fastest antiviruses on the market, with a minimal impact on computers.

Panda Internet Security 2010 is a security suite which allows users to browse the Internet with complete peace of mind and keeps inboxes free from spam. It also has a parental control feature to ensure kids are safe on the Internet.

Panda Global Protection 2010 users will always be protected against viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and all other Internet threats. It also allows users to back up important files (documents, music, photos, etc.) on CD, DVD or even online, and recover them in case of accidental loss or damage.

Panda ActiveScan is an advanced online scanner based on Collective Intelligence (cloud-based scanning), offering users real-time, proactive protection.

Panda Cloud Antivirus is the first and only free, thin-client antivirus based in the cloud, with 50% less impact on computer performance than the industry average. Panda Cloud Antivirus includes local antivirus protection, remote, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit and heuristic scanning and a goodware cache.

Pricing

You can get all the prices on our online shop.

Product roadmap for near future

Panda is always innovating and we are working on basing all of our products on the cloud. Stay tuned! We cannot say anything else.