Cloud Pioneers Panda Security and ftopia Partner to Secure Online Collaboration Between Businesses

Companies integrate cloud-based anti-malware with cloud-based file collaboration

Mar 08, 2011, 08:30 ET from Panda Security

ORLANDO, Fla., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company and leading provider of cloud-based protection against malware and viruses, and ftopia, a global provider of cloud-based file-centric collaboration, today announced they have joined forces to make online file collaboration safer.

Through the partnership, Panda Security's cloud-based anti-malware technology is now used to scan files after they are uploaded to ftopia data rooms. Suspicious files are automatically quarantined and the account administrators are notified about potential security risks.

As a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of online file sharing services, ftopia delivers an environment that is both secure and very simple to use for business professionals. With unparalleled protection and preservation of all data room contents as a top priority, ftopia employs the most powerful combination of security measures on the Web. SSL encryption, SAS 70 Type II-certified infrastructure, file timestamping, and digital signing ensure the utmost safety and integrity of data while it resides in the cloud and transmits across the Internet between collaborators.

"Online file collaboration services have transformed the way organizations operate. They have also increased the speed and the volume of exchanged data," said Philippe Honigman, founder and CEO of ftopia. "Our partnership with Panda Security will enable companies to reap the benefits of cross-organization collaboration while providing an additional layer of malware protection."

Panda Security pioneered cloud-based security with its real-time Collective Intelligence technology that collects threat intelligence from millions of computer users to deliver automated, instantaneous protection against known and unknown malware, and which has database servers hosted in the cloud. These servers receive and store information from the user community regarding virus detections and new threats. All Panda's security products benefit from Collective Intelligence's knowledge, resulting in much greater threat detection and efficiency rates than the market average and an overall higher level of security than provided by traditional technologies.

"As more files are stored and shared in the cloud, Internet security must adapt," said Josu Franco, director of corporate development, Panda Security. "We are excited to join our expertise with ftopia so that cloud-based protection goes hand-in-hand with cloud-based storage."

Panda Security's anti-malware protection is available immediately to ftopia account holders. For more information, contact ftopia at http://www.ftopia.com/about-us/contact-us/.

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. Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

For more information, visit http://www.pandasecurity.com. Follow Panda on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Panda_Security and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PandaUSA.

About ftopia

ftopia is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider based in Paris, France. Incorporated in 2009, ftopia harnesses cloud computing to deliver innovative, scalable, secure, and cost-efficient online file-sharing solutions to professionals and businesses. ftopia's goal is to enable professional users to share information easily, securely, and instantly with their teammates, customers, and partners – no matter where they are or what network endpoint they use. ftopia is a privately-held company with offices in Paris, Santa Clara (CA), Dublin, and Stuttgart.

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