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Panda Security Launches 2013 Consumer Antivirus Solutions

New Scan Manager scans 70 percent faster

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of its new 2013 consumer product lineup which includes Panda Antivirus Pro 2013, Panda Internet Security 2013 and Panda Global Protection 2013. These cloud-based solutions, designed to provide complete protection with minimum impact on PC performance, are now available for purchase at major consumer electronics retailers and department stores.

Panda Security has added Scan Manager to its 2013 product line, a key new feature that scans faster and more effectively, only working when necessary. This results in up to 70 percent faster scans, leveraging computing resources for maximum productivity. All of the 2013 products deliver real-time protection against known and unknown threats by harnessing the knowledge and experience of millions of users through Panda's unique cloud-based Collective Intelligence technology.

The new solutions include a more modern, intuitive interface than ever before, and are compatible with Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system. They also include a series of technological improvements: better disinfection capabilities, improved on-access scanning, a new operation system vulnerability disinfection system, a new built-in system to submit questions to technical support and a new password manager that protects users' digital identity and allows them to store their credentials securely.

Panda Global Protection 2013, the most comprehensive solution in the new product line, is specifically designed for highly active users with the most demanding protection needs. Its Panda Safe Browser module is particularly useful for users who want to preserve their privacy and security while using social networking sites and other Internet services. Additionally, it can encrypt and password-protect private files and folders to prevent the theft of personal, banking and financial data or valuable multimedia content.

The 2013 product line builds on the core functionality that has positioned Panda Security as the preferred antivirus provider among PC users. This includes a highly effective antivirus engine to protect against known and unknown malware; a firewall with Wi-Fi security to block intruders and hackers; Panda USB Vaccine to prevent USB devices from spreading infections; confidential information filters to keep personal data safe; backup and system recovery, and PC performance tuning.

Bonus Month of Protection

The boxed versions of Panda Security's new 2013 consumer solutions include 13 months of service, one more month than usual, and are now available for purchase at major consumer electronics retailers and department stores.

Every day, PandaLabs receives nearly 206,000 new files, 73,000 of which are new malware strains that Collective Intelligence automatically analyzes, classifies and remedies in 99.6 percent of cases. These technologies gather information on malware received from each computer to continuously improve protection levels for the worldwide Panda community. The 2013 line leverages this huge knowledge base, offering users a more rapid response to the newest and most dangerous malware attacks.

The new 2013 consumer solutions are available for free trial at http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/. Additionally, they are available for purchase online at: www.pandasecurity.com.

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.

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