Brazilian Army Joins Forces With Panda Security To Combat Cyber-Warfare

Panda to train Army’s operational agents in the fight against cyber terrorism, digital crime and strategic preparation for cyber-warfare

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

September 27, 2010

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ORLANDO, Fla., September 27, 2010 – – Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced it has signed an agreement with the Brazilian Army to support the training of its operational agents involved in the fight against cyber-terrorism, digital crime and strategic intervention for cyber-warfare. Panda Security will also provide protection to 37,500 computers belonging to the Army’s Military Commands around the country with Panda Security for Enterprise, the company’s comprehensive endpoint protection solution for all types of unknown malware, targeted attacks and Internet threats.

As part of this agreement, the Army’s Cyber-Warfare Communication Center and PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, will work together to train those involved in the scientific and forensic investigation of cyber-crime. The collaboration will involve the exchange of malware samples and Panda will provide a rapid response and classification – within 24 hours – of malicious codes affecting Brazil.

The agreement was announced in Sao Paulo by Panda Security CEO Juan Santana and the Brazilian Army’s Commander of Communications and Cyber-Warfare, Brigadier General Antonino dos Santos Guerra Neto. Images from the press conference can be found here: and

According to Brig. Gen. Santos Guerra, “One of the real selling points that led to this agreement was the extensive experience of Panda Security in collaborating with national defense agencies, as well it being a founding member of the National Cyber-Security Advisory Council in Spain ( We are confident that the Brazilian Cyber-Warfare Communication Center will benefit from the knowledge and experience accumulated by Panda in the fight against cyber-crime.”

He added, “We have approximately 60,000 computers throughout the country and we suffer an average of 100 intrusion attempts each day across our 12 IT centers. We want to protect the integrity of our systems and be prepared for any potentially critical situation.”

Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security said, “Our experience with the Brazilian Army will undoubtedly contribute to continuing the technological evolution of our security solutions, thereby benefiting all Panda users around the world. It will also help create a safer Web, which is one of our principal mission values and an integral part of our corporate social responsibility efforts.” 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. For more information, visit

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