ORLANDO, Fla., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security company, today announced that, for the second consecutive year, Everything Channel's CRN named the company a 'Top 20 Cloud Security Vendor,' as part of their Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor list, a comprehensive compilation highlighting the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions for the channel. Coupling this recognition for Panda Security's excellence in the channel, U.S. President Rick Carlson was also named 'Channel Chief' for the second year running.
"This consecutive recognition by CRN only further validates our approach to superior, cloud-based protection and a partner program dedicated to providing cost-effective, innovative security solutions," said Carlson. "Panda Cloud Protection simplifies client management and maintenance tasks for channel partners by leveraging a cloud-based management console to efficiently manage multiple networks, improving margins and recurrent revenue opportunities for resellers."
The CRN 'Top 20 Cloud Security Vendors' list recognized Panda Security's innovative, cloud-based approach to security featured by its Panda Cloud Protection suite, a lightweight managed security service that automates all maintenance tasks and allows SMBs to stay focused on their core business. Panda Cloud Protection includes three separately available solutions: Panda Cloud Office Protection, Panda Cloud Email Protection and Panda Cloud Internet Protection. This three-pronged approach ensures all the main infection vectors are instantaneously protected by threats as they are identified. Panda Cloud Office Protection's single sign-on functionality also allows channel partners to easily identify opportunities for generating additional revenue and sales with more transparent administrative monitoring.
"This year's Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list is based on a cloud vendor's approach to creating an innovative product in the IT channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director at CRN. "Specifically, these vendors help resellers transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging cloud computing has to offer."
A sample of the list can be viewed in the March 28th issue of CRN at http://www.crn.com.
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.
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.
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