Panda Security Launches Antivirus, Internet Security Software

The main innovations included in Panda’s 2014 Retail range of solutions include multi-platform protection offered by Panda Global Protection 2014.

Cloud security specialist Panda Security announced the availability of a range of retail solutions for a variety of operating systems, including Panda Global Protection 2014, Panda Internet Security 2014 and Panda Antivirus Pro 2014.

The main innovations included in Panda Security’s 2014 Retail range of solutions include multi-platform protection offered by Panda Global Protection 2014 for Windows, including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, Mac, including Apple’s mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPhone Touch, and Android devices, such as tablets, smartphones and even smart TVs.

The solutions, built on Panda’s Collective Intelligence system, is designed to provide protection from viruses, hackers, online fraud and identity theft, in addition to known and unknown threats, with minimum impact on PC performance.

"During the first six months of the year, 17 percent more malware samples were created than in the same period last year, so the situation is not just dangerous but also the degree of danger is increasing every month," Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs at Panda Security, said in a statement. "Recently, Panda Security has noticed a gradual increase in attacks on mobile platforms, although there are significantly fewer than those against PCs. In any case, Android has become cyber-crooks’ preferred mobile operating system. Furthermore, there are more and more Trojans and malware in general that take advantage of these types of devices to infect PCs when they connect to them."

The 2014 edition of both Internet Security and Antivirus Pro boost their capabilities against viruses, hackers and other threats. In addition to these features, Internet Security 2014 also provides options to protect the family, the user’s identify and user data through parental control, remote access, removal of spam and backup with file restore, and other features.

The identity protection, anti-spam, parental control, backup, remote access, optimization, file encryption and password management modules have also been optimized. Antivirus Pro also provides rapid and intuitive protection and includes a firewall, virtual keyboard, home network management, a rescue kit and multimedia options, and other features.

Earlier this month, the company unveiled an updated version of its Cloud Systems Management (PCSM) platform aimed at Apple’s mobile iOS and designed to respond to the organizational needs presented by the increasingly popular bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend in companies. The latest version of the remote management and monitoring solution enables companies’ technical departments to rapidly and flexibly respond to incidents from their iPhones or iPads, in addition to diagnosing problems and implementing actions.

Many businesses possess an unrealistic confidence surrounding the security of their networks, with more than 65 percent of IT/security professionals contacted for a survey by network visibility and security intelligence specialist Landcope not thinking or being unsure that they had experienced any security incidents within the last 12 to 18 months. Areas of blind spots within the typical enterprise are many, including applications, network traffic, network devices, user activity, virtualized appliances and data centers, to name a few.