Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, announced today the launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.3, the latest in its anti-malware service for home computer users. The release features a new security safeguard against malicious websites, as well as improvements to the user experience, in both the Free and Pro Editions. Users of both Cloud Antivirus products will continue to benefit from the real-time protection with minimal computer resource consumption they have come to expect from Panda. Both products are available for download.
Adding another layer of cloud-based protection to both the Free and Pro editions, Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 has incorporated a URL and web filtering feature which blocks suspicious and malicious websites before they can exploit vulnerabilities and inflict damage upon the user. In addition, those using the Free Edition will now benefit from automatic and transparent upgrades to the latest program releases: a feature previously reserved for Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro.
Always striving to improve the user experience of online security, Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 has removed all pop-up advertisements from the Free Edition: a usability benefit that has always been included in the Pro Edition. The updated version of both the Free and Pro Editions also features a redesigned Recycle Bin and Quarantine components, simplifying the management of identified security threats.
“At Panda Security we believe each home computer user should have access to an excellent security solution, not only for their safety but also for the collective safety of the online community,” said Pedro Bustamante, senior research advisor at Panda Security. “Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 Free Edition continues to provide the best no-cost protection, now without any pop-ups, while the Pro Edition remains an excellent investment in home security at an affordable price point.”
At the core of Cloud Antivirus is Collective Intelligence, Panda’s proprietary technology that automatically collects and processes millions of malware samples in the cloud. In a recent comparative test of leading free antivirus programs conducted by AV-Test.org for its Q2 Product Review and Certification Report, Panda Security’s antivirus detection software earned the top spot, detecting 99.87 percent of the zoo malware collection, the highest from all products tested. Please see below for a table of Panda’s recent on-demand detection comparative scores:
Date Comparative Test Detection Rate
February 2010 AV-Comparatives.org 99.2 percent
May 2010 PCSecurityLabs 99.7 percent
August 2010 AV-Test.org for Q2 Product Review 99.87 percent
Panda Cloud Antivirus, available in 20 languages, continues to win prestigious industry awards and accolades for its ability to deliver real-time protection with minimal impact on PC performance. The product was most recently honored as a Runner-Up in the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and is the reigning Editor’s Choice in PCMag.com’s free antivirus software category.
Pricing and Availability
Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro Edition is priced at 29.95€. Both products are available now and can be downloaded.
About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security (pandasecurity.com) 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 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.