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Panda Security Launches Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.1 With Anti-Exploit Technologies

Anti-exploit protection neutralizes malware that takes advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities in legitimate applications

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of a new version of its popular cloud-based consumer antivirus service Panda Cloud Antivirus, v2.1. The product incorporates new anti-exploit technologies, in both its free and pro editions, which detect and neutralize malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities in legitimate applications like Office, Adobe or Java as an infection vector.

"PandaLabs identifies an average of 73,000 new malware strains each day, and being able to neutralize these threats before they infect the PC is essential," explained Alberto Anon, Panda Cloud Antivirus Product Manager. "Panda Cloud Antivirus optimizes protection based on the real-time knowledge gathered from our global user community. Our behavior-based scanning technologies protect against both known and unknown, or zero-day, threats."

Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.1 provides real-time protection for Windows 8 applications, as well as numerous improvements to its interface, better performance and even lighter footprint. As with all other product updates, many of these improvements are based on the feedback received from the active community of Panda Cloud Antivirus users though the Panda Cloud Antivirus Forum.

Since Cloud Antivirus' initial release in 2009, millions of home users around the world have benefitted from its award-winning free antivirus protection and incredibly lightweight footprint. The latter is a major benefit of Collective Intelligence, Panda's proprietary technology for automatically collecting and processing millions of malware samples in the cloud instead of locally on the user's PC.

To mark the launch of the new version, Panda also announced a special Christmas offer: Users who buy Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro at www.cloudantivirus.com will receive a 50 percent discount on their purchase.

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 WWF and Project Stella as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

For more information, visit http://www.pandasecurity.com/.

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