Panda Security and Encore Team Up on Panda’s US Consumer Antivirus Software Products

July 23, 2009

GLENDALE, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ – Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, and Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, have announced an exclusive publishing agreement for Panda’s award-winning line of consumer antivirus products. Encore will be responsible for the sales, marketing and production of the just announced Antivirus Pro 2010, Internet Security 2010, Global Protection 2010, and the new Antivirus for Netbooks products in the U.S.

The publishing relationship expands Encore’s portfolio of utility software products and will extend the reach of Panda Security’s consumer products across Encore’s extensive retail, direct-to-consumer and OEM distribution network. Under the terms of the agreement, Encore will republish the Panda Security consumer line of products to national retailers, major catalogs, and direct-to-consumer on Encore sites.

“I am pleased about our agreement with Panda Security, which we anticipate to be a ‘win/win’ for both companies,” said Cal Morrell, President of Encore. “We believe that US consumers will appreciate Panda’s Collective Intelligence as it protects them against new online threats while minimizing the impact on their PC’s performance. Through our distribution and marketing experience we look forward to growing the market for these products.”

“Panda Security has a rich history innovation and is recognized around the world for launching antivirus products and protection technologies years ahead of the rest of the industry,” said Jack Hao, head of marketing for Panda Security USA. “Encore has a dynamic sales and marketing team with a proven track record in building channels for leading PC Software titles. We’re excited about our agreement because it will allow us to stay focused on R&D and customer care, while Encore can apply their tremendous marketing and distribution assets to make Panda a household brand in the states.”

Panda Security’s proprietary Collective Intelligence technology enhances all consumer products with unparalleled proactive malware protection. Collective Intelligence maximizes malware detection capabilities while minimizing the resource and bandwidth consumption of protected systems by automatically detecting, correlating and responding to malware via the cloud across the company’s network of more than 10 million PCs, versus locally.

About Encore

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning entertainment, productivity, education, and utility software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle(R), Family Tree Maker(R), Advantage(TM), Wheel of Fortune(R) and Jeopardy!(R); as well as the Broderbund family of brands including The Print Shop(R), PrintMaster(R), Reader Rabbit(R) and Mavis Beacon(R). For more information, visit www.encoreusa.com.

Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at http://www.navarre.com.

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 per day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on PC performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in California and European headquarters in Spain. For more information, log on to http://www.pandasecurity.com/.

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