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: http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/DesktopSecure.
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
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
- Improves productivity, thanks to its ease-of-use and automatic updates.
The new Panda Software solution can be downloaded free from:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/DesktopSecure 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 (www.pandasoftware.com) 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
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: http://www.pandasoftware.com/
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