Panda Security Launches Panda Antivirus for Mac Corporate Edition
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of Panda Antivirus for Mac Corporate Edition. The new solution is ideal for companies operating with hybrid computing environments, delivering complete protection against all types of malware that affect Macintosh computers, regardless if they’re running on Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows or Linux. The product protects Mac desktops, laptops and servers, as well as prevents Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPods from transmitting malware to other operating systems. (Product screenshot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5404318514/)
“Many companies, universities, and other organizations now operate with a diverse network topology including Mac servers and workstations that work alongside Windows and other systems,” said Bruno Rodriguez, Corporate Product Director at Panda Security. “In these mixed environments, it is crucial to protect against specific threats that target Apple platforms, as well as ensure Mac devices cannot be used as carriers for threats to other platforms. Panda Antivirus for Mac Corporate Edition takes care of all these concerns through a single solution.”
Panda Antivirus for Mac Corporate Edition includes a centralized administration console which simplifies the job of deploying the solution across networks, and facilitates the implementation of security policies and real-time monitoring of security. This is a major benefit for organizations with limited in-house security expertise and funding but still need a reliable and robust security solution for their Mac-based infrastructure.
Panda Antivirus for Mac Corporate Edition includes two scan engines: one to deliver on-access or resident protection, and the other to perform on-demand scans on folders, files and email, detecting and eliminating or blocking all types of threats. In addition to protecting against Mac-specific malware, the software also addresses the full range of threats – Trojans, viruses, exploits, spyware, keyloggers, adware, hacking tools, botnets, dialers, scareware, and others – designed for Windows, but which can also affect the Mac platform, particularly web-based threats. The additional protection provided by scanning support for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod ensures that if any of these devices is carrying malware, it can’t infect other connected devices or Macintosh computers. Since it operates in the background, taking advantage of available resources and kicking in when resource loads are low, it has little to no impact on system performance and speed.
2010: A Turning Point for Mac Security
In 2009, just 34 vulnerabilities were discovered in the Mac OS. According to vulnerability experts Secunia, this figure rose to 308 in 2010, and 67 percent of these were classified as highly critical, indicating that an attacker could take control of unpatched systems and repurpose or exploit those systems at will. The following table summarizes the real security threats implicit in these vulnerabilities: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5404753653/, and as depicted in this chart, 17 percent of these have still not been resolved: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5404753709/.
“2010 was an intense year for threats. We have collected more than 20 million new examples of malware, and the figure continues to rise. Each day, our laboratory receives approximately 63,000 new threats,” said Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs. “We’ve seen an increase in the number of threats designed specifically for Macs, although there are many more that can affect corporate Mac users, including all Office macro viruses. Other types of threats that Mac users are increasingly exposed to include phishing, and vulnerabilities in popular browsers and PDF readers.”
Pricing and Availability
Panda Security for Mac Corporate Edition is available for $20.95 per license for workstations, servers and the administration console (including 12 months updates and full technical support). The full solution is available in Spanish, English and French, and workstation-only versions in Italian, German and Japanese. For more information, please visit: http://www.pandasecurity.com/enterprise/solutions/mac-corporate-edition.
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.
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