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AV.Test.org Confirms Panda Security's Products Lead Industry with Over 90 Percent Scanned Samples Proactively Blocked

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 11 -- Panda Security a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that in a study carried out by the AV.Test.org , the Company's anti-malware solutions offered the most effective proactive protection. Panda Security solutions proactively detected 91 percent of threats compared to other security offerings from Trend Micro (68 percent), Symantec (66 percent), or McAfee (55 percent).

The study tested a number of security solutions from a range of vendors against threats from the "In-The-Wild" list, during July, August and September 2007. The detection rates were measured using the recommended settings for the e-mail and web protection of the products, as the Internet remains the infiltration vector for most malware.

"This analysis evaluated heuristic and signature-based technologies. Panda Security's products not only address these technologies, but also include additional pro-active protection layers such as a host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS) and a behavioral analysis module," said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs. "This further increases the protection that we offer our clients."

The same study also reported that PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, is once again confirmed as one of the fastest in the industry in providing protection against new threats through virus signature files. It is able to provide updates to its clients considerably quicker than most other security vendors.

"While proactive technologies are successful at blocking most threats, it is important to continue to address customer's needs and detect malicious code using signatures, which is also an effective method for detecting known malware, and is an important protection layer for all computers," continued Corrons. "This is why we continue to establish industry-leading procedures that build on our existing high-level responses required to generate vaccines for new malicious code."

More information about the study is available at the AV.Test.org website, at: http://www.av-test.org/

About PandaLabs

Since 1990, PandaLab's mission has been to analyze new threats as rapidly as possible to keep its clients safe. Several teams, each specialized in a specific type of malware (viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam, etc), work 24/7 to provide global coverage. To achieve this, they also have the support of TruPrevent(R) Technologies, which act as a global early-warning system made up of strategically distributed sensors to neutralize new threats and send them to PandaLabs for in-depth analysis. According to Av.Test.org, PandaLabs is currently the fastest laboratory in the industry in providing

complete updates to users. More information is available in the PandaLabs blog (http://www.pandalabs.com).

About Panda Security

Panda Security is one of the world's leading IT security providers, with millions of clients across more than 200 countries and products available in 23 languages. Its mission is to develop and provide global solutions to keep clients' IT resources free from the damage inflicted by viruses and other computer threats, at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

Panda Security proposes a new security model, designed to offer a robust solution to the latest cyber-crime techniques. This is manifest in the performance of the company's technology and products, with detection ratios well above average market standards and most importantly, providing greater security for its clients. For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Security solutions, visit our website at: http://www.pandasecurity.com.

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