Panda Security’s Flagship Internet Security 2010 Takes Top Spot in AV-Test Report

August 17, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that its flagship Panda Internet Security 2010 solution has been awarded the top spot by prestigious German testing laboratory AV-Test.org in its Q2 Product Review and Certification Report (http://av-test.org/). Panda’s award-winning anti-virus solution also received AV-Test certification after surpassing all protection, cleaning and usability tests, as well as those designed to test the solutions’ ability to repair computers infected with malware.

Panda Internet Security 2010 achieved a high score of 5.5 out of 6 in the protection test, also achieving the same marks for cleaning and repairing computers infected with malware. The solution scored 5 out of 6 for usability.

In testing protection against malware infections, the most noteworthy results were the solution detecting 100 percent of samples in the malware batch used by AV-Test, as well as those from its ‘In the Wild’ list. In the detection of zero-day malware attacks on the Internet, including Web and e-mail threats, Panda Security scored 82, 89 and 74 percent respectively during the three test months. In dynamic detection testing, Panda detected 81 percent of the samples used, significantly higher than the industry average of 63 percent. These figures, higher than competitive product scores, can be attributed to Panda’s Collective Intelligence technology, which immediately detects both known and unknown malware samples and sends them to the cloud for classification, remediation and elimination.

Panda Internet Security 2010 also scored 100 percent in the detection and elimination of rootkits and hidden malware. In the section on cleaning and repairing computers infected with malware, Panda Security achieved 95 percent in the elimination of active malware components (according to the WildList), once again above the industry average. In the usability section, the impact ratio of the anti-virus on computer performance was 101 seconds, less than half the industry average of 251 seconds.

“These results illustrate the incredible capability of Panda’s Collective Intelligence detection system,” said Pedro Bustamante, senior research advisor at Panda Security. “More significantly, this detection power has no impact on users’ computers, since the scanning and the classification of malware takes place entirely in the cloud.”

“At AV-Test.org, we have tested all products with all update functionality and ‘in the cloud’ protection enabled, so no product updates were frozen,” said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-Test.org.

“This way, the products had to demonstrate their real world capabilities using all components and protection layers in realistic test scenarios.”

Marx also commented on the performance of Panda Internet Security 2010 during the testing process:

“Panda Internet Security showed impressively high results for the static and dynamic detection of new malware… The detection and removal of actively running stealth malware such as rootkits was no problem for Panda Internet Security, but was for many other reviewed products.”

“We tested not only the protection against known and unknown malware, but also the removal of critters which had previously infected the system. Panda Internet Security received 5.5 out of 6.0 possible points in these two categories, the highest scores achieved by a solution during this exhaustive review.”

“Not only was the protection against and removal of new malware very high, but Panda Internet Security also had less impact on the system from a usability point of view.”

“Out of the 19 total products tested in this thorough review, only Panda Internet Security and two other solutions received 16 out of 18 possible points, the highest scores achieved during this test period of 12 weeks.”

Panda Internet Security 2010 surpassed scores achieved by competitive products such as McAfee Internet Security 2010, Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 and Norton Internet Security 2010. More information about the full AV-Test results are available at http://av-test.org/ and http://research.pandasecurity.com/.

Panda Internet Security is lauded by industry experts and has been awarded ZDNet’s Editor’s Choice award. In addition, the company has been recognized by CRN for various awards around its innovation and leadership within the channel.

To find out more about the Panda Retail 2011 lineup, launched in July, please visit: http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/homeusers/ or http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/new-2011-consumer-solutions-from-panda-security-utilize-power-of-user-community-for-lighter-faster-protection/.

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 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.

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

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