Cloud Security Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

Related Topics: Cloud Security

News Feed Item

Help Beta Test Panda's Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Internet Security 2008 and Enter Contest to Win a Play Station Portable

Help Beta Test Panda's Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Internet Security 2008 and Enter Contest to Win a Play Station Portable

GLENDALE, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Software will be holding a prize drawing for two Play Station Portables for users that download and test the newly launched beta versions of Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 or Panda Internet Security 2008. Any beta tester who reports any problems with the software after they have registered will be eligible to enter the prize drawing.

Both software updates are Vista-compatible and include a series of new features such as greater malware detection capacity, new low-level scanning for rootkits and a system for blocking malicious web pages, to boost protection against spyware and phishing. Panda Internet Security 2008 also has a PC tune-up feature to improve computer performance and a local backup option.

Both betas can be downloaded free from: http://www.pandasoftware.com/promotions/betatesters_consolePSP/ . Current Panda clients will have the opportunity to upgrade free to this new version when they renew their products.

The greater malware detection capacity offered by these packages has been achieved thanks to an improvement in the processing of signature files, allowing more malicious code to be detected without affecting computer performance.

Both Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 and Panda Internet Security 2008 include latest generation low-level scanning for detecting rootkits.

"Rootkits are one of the tools most frequently used by cyber-crooks to hide malware. That's why users need technologies that can seek out these programs and determine whether or not they are associated with malicious processes," says Ryan Sherstobitoff, Product Technology Officer, Panda Software USA.

Another improvement shared by both betas is the blocking of malicious web pages. The software includes a blacklist of malicious web pages that try to download spyware onto computers, or are even designed specifically for online fraud. If users try to access one of these pages, the software will block access and warn the users that they are putting their security at risk.

Panda Internet Security 2008, also offers specific new features such as PC Tuneup to help improve computer performance, removing cookies, temporary files, etc.

Additionally, it offers a local backup option. This lets users make backup copies of important files and documents. They can select the frequency with which backup copies are made, their location (another hard disk, a USB device, CD, DVD, etc.) and even the type of files to back up.

About Panda Software

Panda Software (http://www.pandasoftware.com/) is a leading developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet-borne threats. With the revolutionary TruPrevent(TM) Technologies, Panda Software's innovative solutions offer a greater return on investment, keeping clients protected even against new threats that have yet to be identified. PandaLabs, the fastest laboratory in the industry to provide complete updates to users, offers a worldwide response to malware 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

Panda Software's centrally-managed security solutions protect servers, gateways and all network entry points, ensuring a straightforward and highly effective line of defense against Internet threats for large organizations, SMBs and consumers. Panda solutions are backed by a team of expert support technicians in all countries where the company is present. Tech support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Software solutions, visit our website at: http://www.pandasoftware.com/

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Ryan Sherstobitoff http://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=62082

SOURCE Panda Software

CONTACT: Kari Wise, VP Public Relations Panda Software USA,
+1-818-543-6922, or [email protected]

Web site: http://www.pandasoftware.com/

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...