Panda Software Launches Panda DesktopSecure for Linux, a Free Anti-Malware Suite for Linux Workstations

- With This Launch, Panda Software Aims to Contribute to the Linux

Community, Offering a Free Product to Protect These Systems

- The New Suite Includes Signature-Based Detection of Malicious Code, the

Genetic Heuristic Engine and a Powerful Firewall

- The Whole Solution is Controlled Via a Single Graphic Interface,

Simplifying Installation, Configuration and Maintenance

Jul 24, 2006, 01:00 ET from Panda Software

    GLENDALE, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Software is launching
 Panda DesktopSecure for Linux, a complete security suite for protecting
 Linux workstations. This solution is available completely free to Linux
 users at:
     The new Panda Software solution includes signature-based detection of
 malicious code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine -- a new technology capable of
 detecting more unknown malware than traditional heuristics -- and, unlike
 similar solutions, it includes a powerful firewall. It also has the
 advantage that all these features can be controlled simply and intuitively
 through a single graphic interface.
     Panda DesktopSecure for Linux is designed specifically to meet the
 security demands of this operating system. It is aimed at both home users
 and companies with workstations running Linux. The case of companies with
 heterogeneous Windows/Linux environments is of particular concern, as Linux
 computers are not just exposed to specific threats but can also act as a
 launch pad for the propagation of infection to Windows systems within the
 local network.
     The Panda Software solution not only protects transparently against
 known Internet threats -- thanks to its daily updates against the most
 recent malware -- but also protects against those threats that have not
 previously been detected, thanks to the Genetic Heuristic Engine, a new
 technology which analyzes the 'genetic profile' of each file. This makes it
 extremely accurate in determining whether or not a file contains malware,
 and reduces false positives to a minimum. Panda DesktopSecure for Linux
 offers real-time protection for email in the most widely used clients,
 including Ximiam Evolution and Mozilla.
     The X-Window interface gives users full control over the firewall
 incorporated in the Panda Software solution, allowing them to configure
 communications, detect intrusions and assign application access
     Many people wrongly believe that the Linux operating system is
 completely safe, and therefore many users run these systems with no
 protection whatsoever. Linux computers are indeed vulnerable to Internet
 threats. It is not just a problem of the specific malicious code created
 for this platform, but also of users with limited knowledge of Linux whose
 poor configuration of the system can lead to IT attacks.
     With this launch, Panda Software aims to contribute to the Linux
 community with a security tool that offers both businesses and home users a
 wide range of benefits:
     - Prevention of data loss through attacks.
     - Protects your external communication, whether by email, Internet or
       other applications.
     - Improves productivity, thanks to its ease-of-use and automatic updates.
     The new Panda Software solution can be downloaded free from: Home users will also
 have 3 months' free services and updates.
     About Panda Software
     Make sure your computer is free from viruses, spyware and other
 Internet threats using the free online solution Panda ActiveScan
     Panda Software ( is a leading developer and
 provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers,
 Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet-borne threats. With the
 revolutionary TruPrevent(TM) Technologies, Panda Software's innovative
 solutions offer a greater return on investment, keeping clients protected
 even against new threats that have yet to be identified. PandaLabs, the
 fastest laboratory in the industry to provide complete updates to users,
 offers a worldwide response to malware 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all
 year round.
     Panda Software's centrally-managed security solutions protect servers,
 and gateways and all network entry points, ensuring a straightforward and
 highly effective line of defense against Internet threats for large
 organizations, SMBs and consumers. Panda solutions are backed by a team of
 expert support technicians in all countries where the company is present.
 Tech support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
     For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Software
 solutions, visit our website at:
     To access the latest Panda Software press releases, please visit
     For more information:
     Carolina Sanabria
     Public Relations Manager
     Panda Software, USA
     Tel: 818-543-6909

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