Thursday, July 23, 2009

Panda Security Launches Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta2 (Free Antivirus Downloads)

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Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the general availability of the Beta2 version of Panda Cloud Antivirus, the industry's first and only free, thin-client, cloud-based antivirus which halves the impact on computer performance compared with traditional antivirus products. Users can download this new version for free from (available in English, Spanish and German).

Since its launch, Panda Cloud Antivirus has been widely acclaimed by leading software review labs and technology sites: PC Mag: "Pros: No signature database required; detection takes place in the cloud. Lightweight. Attractive, simple user interface. Detected almost all malware samples. Effective against scareware. In a little over a minute the product is installed and working."

Tech Herald: "Early this morning, Panda Security, focusing on two aspects of the anti-Virus market that simply frustrate users and systems administrators, released a free anti-Virus product that for lack of a better term, simply exists. It's lightweight, quick to install, but most of all, very easy to use."

CNET: "Earlier Wednesday, Panda Security introduced Cloud Antivirus beta, the first full-featured cloud-based antivirus program. It does two things that make it competitive and unique compared with its competitors that are tied to your desktop: it prioritizes threats based on type, and it attempts to lighten the load that security programs place on your system resources by moving definition files to a community-based cloud."

Panda Cloud Antivirus includes local and remote antivirus protection, as well
as anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, heuristic scanning and a goodware cache. On
average, it consumes just 17 MB of RAM, and ensures a 50 percent improvement in
computer performance compared to traditional antivirus products. To see a video
of how Panda Cloud Antivirus operates, go to

Panda Cloud Antivirus represents a new security model based on ultra-light
client/server architecture to process and block malware more effectively and
efficiently than traditional products that rely on locally installed signature
files. By shifting the process of analyzing and identifying malware
( to the cloud, and
applying non-intrusive interception techniques in client architecture, Panda
Cloud Antivirus delivers advanced protection against new and unknown viruses
with an extremely light, resource-friendly agent.

Panda Security supports Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. For more information, visit

For more information: Neil Martin Tel. 0870 243 0690

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