Panda Security Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

All of Panda Security's products are built around its Collective Intelligence cloud-based architecture

September 12, 2009

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GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ --Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced the celebration of its 20-year anniversary. Over the past two decades, Panda Security has introduced several groundbreaking technologies that have dramatically changed the way consumers and enterprises protect themselves from the ever growing threat of malware. One of the largest antivirus companies in the world, Panda currently has offices in 56 countries and employs more than 1,500 people. For more information on Panda's 20-year anniversary, including the company's history and its innovations in the security industry, please visit

Since its inception in 1990 in Bilbao, Spain, Panda has been lauded by industry analysts and technology media for introducing some of the most significant advancements in the security industry to date. This includes being the first company to deploy cloud-based malware scanning and analysis with Collective Intelligence, Panda's sophisticated system for automatically detecting malware threats in real-time and relying upon Panda's global community of users for the fastest and most up-to-date information. In addition, Panda recently became the first security vendor in the industry to launch a completely free, cloud-based antivirus thin-client solution for consumers with Panda Cloud Antivirus.

"Panda Security's 20-year anniversary is a momentous event for the company and demonstrates the success we've achieved in creating some of the most sophisticated and effective proactive malware detection solutions on the market," said Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security. "The malware landscape has evolved considerably in the last twenty years and it has always been our goal to remain one step ahead of these increasingly sophisticated threats. Throughout our history, Panda has met these challenges and this is a heritage that will continue to guide us in the years to come."

The following is a summary of Panda's rich history of innovation:

-- 1990: Founded by Mikel Urizarbarrena in Bilbao, Spain -- 1998: Becomes first company to deploy daily signature updates -- 2004: Launches TruPrevent, the first Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) for all types of computers, workstations and home PCs -- 2007: Changes name from Panda Software to Panda Security and debuts NanoScan, industry's first cloud-based scanning online antivirus -- 2009: Launches Cloud Antivirus, the industry's first, free cloud-based antivirus thin-client

All of Panda Security's products are built around its Collective Intelligence cloud-based architecture, providing both home users and large enterprises with maximum protection and real-time detection. Panda Security's consumer products include its flagship, Panda Internet Security 2010 and Panda Cloud Antivirus, which launched into beta in April 2009.

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 per day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on PC performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in California and European headquarters in Spain. For more information, log on to

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