Panda Security Combines Improved Protection and Management Into a Single Integrated Platform

Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.7 allows automatic roll-out of Systems Management, improved 0-day protection and scheduling of URL Filters.

Bracknell, United Kingdom, August 01, 2013 --( Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the release of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) version 6.7. This new version provides significant technological and functional improvements to help organizations combat the growing number of cyber-attacks. According to PandaLabs, Panda Security’s research laboratory, one of cyber-crooks’ preferred methods for attacking organizations, especially those with limited IT resources such as SMBs, is by means of zero-day malware capable of exploiting software vulnerabilities to infect systems.

Users of the latest PCOP can now roll-out Panda Cloud Systems Management (PCSM) automatically on their network. This way, PCOP customers will be able to trial PCSM to see its potential with a couple of clicks, without purchasing full PCSM licenses. This new feature provides organizations with a fully integrated platform that combines security and management, enabling them to defend themselves against cyber-criminals and take control of everything that happens on their networks.

“The number of cyber-attacks hitting businesses is increasing, as cyber-crooks look for easy targets and SMBs do not always implement appropriate security measures,” said Manuel Santamaría, Global Product Manager at Panda Security. “On many occasions this is due to the fact that they find it too difficult to manage their network security or don’t have a dedicated resource for it.”

New Features
The latest version of PCOP incorporates significant improvements from previous versions, including anti-malware technologies to detect exploits and pickup zero-day malware, even before it is released.

This new anti-exploit technology detects and neutralizes malware such as Blackhole or Redkit that exploit zero-day vulnerabilities (in Java, Adobe, MS Office, etc.) to infect computers. Similarly, it monitors suspicious processes in real time and detects hundreds of new or as-yet unidentified malware strains every day, including unknown variants of existing viruses.

“These new features aim to provide SMBs with even better protection, as our Collective Intelligence system enables us to detect more vulnerabilities than our competitors and protect our customers in real time, especially against the new malware variants that appear every day,” added Manuel Santamaría.

Additionally, with Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced administrators will be able to schedule time limits for URL filtering feature, restricting access to certain Web pages during work hours, with the option for less restrictive browsing outside of this time.

More information about the new version of Panda Cloud Office Protection is available here

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 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain

Panda Security collaborates with The Stella Project, a program aimed at promoting the incorporation into the community and workplace of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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