Panda Security’s Antimalware Engine: Winner of the Latest AV-Comparatives.org Detection Test

January 24, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Panda Antivirus Pro 2011, from the new retail lineup of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has been awarded the highest Advanced+ rating, winning the latest on-demand test by AV-Comparatives.org. This test analyzed detection ratios of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), a category that includes spyware, adware and rogueware.

The test by AV-Comparatives.org, the prestigious independent security laboratory, ran a series of 82,036 samples against each solution. Detecting 99.9 percent of the samples, Panda demonstrated just how effective it is against this type of threat.

A graph of vendors’ missed samples can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5374400329/.

A chart of PUPs detection rates is also available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5374400325/.

According to the 2010 PandaLabs Report, PUPs account for 11 percent of the more than 20 million threats that have appeared and been classified by Panda’s Collective Intelligence system over the last year. In fact, 40 percent of all fake antivirus programs in existence were created in 2010. Specifically, since this new type of threat first appeared four years ago, PandaLabs has classified a total of 5,651,786 individual examples of fake antivirus programs and of these, 2,285,629 appeared between January and November 2010.

The award-winning product Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 forms part of the Panda Security retail lineup and shares its antimalware engine and detection capacity with the rest of the solutions. Its technology for detecting and identifying malware leverages the knowledge of millions of users that make up the community of Collective Intelligence, an automatic system for detecting, analyzing and classifying new threats in real-time.

For more information on threats visit the PandaLabs Blog.

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. Follow Panda on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Panda_Security and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PandaUSA.

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