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Panda Cloud Antivirus Outperforms McAfee, Microsoft and Trend Micro on Malware Protection in its First AV-Test.org Product Review

October 6, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition, the world’s fastest growing cloud-based antivirus, has been certified by the prestigious, independent testing lab AV-Test.org. This is the first time that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition has participated in these tests, which replicate today’s real-world threat scenarios.

The AV-Test.org evaluation, conducted between July and August 2011, compared Version 1.5.1 of Panda Cloud Antivirus to 24 other home user security products. Panda Cloud Antivirus obtained very good scores across the board, outperforming solutions from McAfee, Microsoft, Trend Micro and others in protection, extending its reputation for providing superior malware detection. The full report is available at http://www.av-test.org/no_cache/en/tests/test-reports/test-reports/?tx_avtestreports_pi1[report_no]=113111.

This recognition follows the Advanced+ certification that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition obtained in the latest “On-demand Detection of Malicious Software” test from the independent review lab AV-Comparatives. More information on these tests is available at: http://press.pandasecurity.com/usa/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-outperforms-symantec-kaspersky-mcafee-trend-micro-and-others-in-its-first-av-comparatives-org-test/.

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.5.1, launched this past June, includes performance improvements as well as new features suggested by Panda Security’s user community. Since Cloud Antivirus’ initial release in 2009 as the first free ‘in the cloud’ security service for home users, millions around the world have benefitted from its award-winning free antivirus protection and incredibly lightweight footprint. Minimal impact on a user’s PC is a primary benefit of Collective Intelligence, Panda’s proprietary technology for automatically collecting and processing millions of malware samples in the cloud instead of locally on the user’s PC.

For more information about Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition or to download the product, please visit http://www.cloudantivirus.com.

Certification picture available at: http://prensa.pandasecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/avtestaug.jpg

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.

Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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

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