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Panda's Technology Praised by AV-Test.org

New AV-Test.org results show Panda Security's proactive and anti-rootkit technology effectiveness

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Panda Security (http://www.pandasecurity.com), a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced the results of a Q1 2008 comparison anti-malware solutions test conducted by AV-Test.org (http://www.av-test.org/), that identified Panda Security’s proactive and anti-rootkit protection technologies as among the market’s best.

The test considered often overlooked aspects from other comparative reviews, including analysis of the capacity to provide proactive detection through heuristic scans and generic signature files as well as behavioral analysis. This feature is especially important for detecting unknown threats and is not incorporated in all the security solutions available in the market. However, Panda Security products have included it for many years as part of their TruPrevent Technologies.

Secondly, the assessment of the various solutions’ anti-rootkit capabilities was not limited to rootkit detection through signature files, but also evaluated the products’ capacity to detect and remove these dangerous threats once they are active and hidden on the system. In both cases, Panda Security solutions proved extremely effective, getting the maximum score when it came to detecting unknown threats and rootkits.

“Traditional detection systems based on signature files are necessary but not sufficient. This is due to the current malware dynamics: criminals try to steal personal and confidential data by spreading large amounts of malware so that companies cannot cope with it and release the corresponding vaccines. In this scenario, it is fundamental for security solutions to include effective proactive technologies,” explains Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs.

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