Risk
4/29/2009
07:20 PM
Fredric Paul
Fredric Paul
Commentary
50%
50%

Cloud Antivirus Promises A New Approach From Panda Security

The free software is designed to scan the cloud to collect antivirus signatures, leading to faster protection from the newest viruses and less load on end-user computers.

The free software is designed to scan the cloud to collect antivirus signatures, leading to faster protection from the newest viruses and less load on end-user computers.In beta now, Panda Cloud Antivirus

Jonathan Penn, at Forrester Reasearch (author of "The State Of SMB IT Security: 2008 To 2009," and a keynote panelist at today's bMighty bSecure virtual event!), told InformationWeek's Thomas Clayburn that this approach should strengthen Panda's threat intelligence network, and speed the delivery of threat signature files compared to traditional AV software relied upon by many consumers.

Panda, meanwhile, claims that Cloud Antivirus delivers antivirus updates 100 times faster than traditional approaches, which promises to cut the percentage of users with up-to-date antivurus software who are nevertheless infected with malware from 24% to 4% -- according to a company survey. Just as important, it's a light download with a small footprint on the user's computer, and doesn't require any user intervention for configuration or updates.

Sounds good, but as a consumer-focused product Panda Cloud Antivirus seems suitable primarily for only very small businesses. The cloud-based security concept, however, should increasingly show up in all kinds of security products.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading Tech Digest, Dec. 19, 2014
Software-defined networking can be a net plus for security. The key: Work with the network team to implement gradually, test as you go, and take the opportunity to overhaul your security strategy.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-7266
Published: 2015-02-01
Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Cybozu Remote Service Manager through 2.3.0 and 3.x through 3.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via vectors that trigger colliding hash-table keys. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2...

CVE-2014-7269
Published: 2015-02-01
ASUS JAPAN RT-AC87U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.378.3754 and earlier, RT-AC68U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-AC56S routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-N66U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, and RT-N56U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376....

CVE-2014-7270
Published: 2015-02-01
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability on ASUS JAPAN RT-AC87U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.378.3754 and earlier, RT-AC68U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-AC56S routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-N66U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earl...

CVE-2014-8630
Published: 2015-02-01
Bugzilla before 4.0.16, 4.1.x and 4.2.x before 4.2.12, 4.3.x and 4.4.x before 4.4.7, and 5.x before 5.0rc1 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging the editcomponents privilege and triggering crafted input to a two-argument Perl open call, as demonstrated by shel...

CVE-2014-9200
Published: 2015-02-01
Stack-based buffer overflow in an unspecified DLL file in a DTM development kit in Schneider Electric Unity Pro, SoMachine, SoMove, SoMove Lite, Modbus Communication Library 2.2.6 and earlier, CANopen Communication Library 1.0.2 and earlier, EtherNet/IP Communication Library 1.0.0 and earlier, EM X8...

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
If you’re a security professional, you’ve probably been asked many questions about the December attack on Sony. On Jan. 21 at 1pm eastern, you can join a special, one-hour Dark Reading Radio discussion devoted to the Sony hack and the issues that may arise from it.