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Panda Security Launches Beta Version of Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0, Announces Beta Tester Challenge

New version includes device control technologies and improved protection against new and unknown threats
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the beta release of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) 6.0, its cloud-based security service for PCs, servers and corporate laptops managed remotely through a web-based console. The beta software can be downloaded for free at http://www.pandasecurity.com/promotions/betatest/pcop.

In conjunction with the beta release, Panda also announced that the first 200 new customers who install the beta on at least two PCs will receive six months of free service (up to 250 licenses). In addition, 10 testers suggesting the most helpful improvements will be rewarded with $200 Amazon.com gift certificates.

The new release of Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0 includes device control technologies that prevent the spread of malware through the improper use of external devices such as USB flash drives, digital cameras, DVDs and more. These controls will allow organizations to improve productivity by enforcing policies to deny access, force read-only access, or grant total access on multiple device types through the PCOP web-based console.

The new version is also hosted in Windows Azure, a cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers and designed to support highly available, scalable and reliable applications. Windows Azure uses a set of privacy and security controls that ensure maximum protection of its hosted data and applications, ensuring maximum security for PCOP users.

Panda Cloud Office Protection protects all endpoint devices, whether or not they're connected to the corporate network, against known and unknown viruses, spyware, botnets, phishing attacks, cross-site scripting, exploits, zero-day threats, and other malware in real time. Panda's unique cloud-based Collective Intelligence technology identifies and isolates malware before it reaches the network, delivering real-world, real-time protection around the clock.

To download the free beta and get more information about the challenge, please visit: http://www.pandasecurity.com/promotions/betatest/pcop.

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 61 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain