ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that Panda Cloud Antivirus, the world's fastest growing cloud-based antivirus, has achieved the Advanced+ rating in the latest "On-demand Detection of Malicious Software" test from AV-Comparatives.org, the independent review lab. The full report is available at http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test.
The test compared Panda Cloud Antivirus to 19 other antivirus programs. Panda Cloud Antivirus successfully detected 98.6 percent of the more than 300,000 samples used by AV-Comparatives.org, performing better than free solutions from Avast, AVG and Microsoft, as well as paid programs from Eset and Trend Micro, reinforcing the product's powerful protection capabilities.
The AV-Comparatives.org test also examined false positives and found that Panda detected all but ten clean files as malware, whereas other antivirus solutions reported 54 false positives on average. AV-Comparatives recommends that false positives are considered when evaluating products since they can oftentimes cause as much trouble as real infections.
This is the second Advanced+ certification awarded by AV-Comparatives to Panda Cloud Antivirus in its 'On-demand Detection of Malicious Software' evaluation. The first certification was given to Panda Cloud Antivirus in September 2011: http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-achieves-advanced-rating-in-its-first-participation-in-av-comparatives-tests/.
This recognition follows AV-Test.org's recent ranking of Panda Cloud Antivirus as a 'Best Performing Free Antivirus' solution: http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-ranks-as-best-performing-free-antivirus-in-recent-av-test-evaluation/.
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.5.2, which launched last February, includes performance improvements as well as new features suggested by Panda Security's user community. Since Cloud Antivirus' initial release in 2009 as the first free "in the cloud" security service for home users, millions around the world have benefitted from its award-winning free antivirus protection and incredibly lightweight footprint. The latter is a major benefit of Collective Intelligence, Panda's proprietary technology for automatically collecting and processing millions of malware samples in the cloud instead of locally on the user's PC.
For more information about Panda Cloud Antivirus or to download the product, please visit: http://www.cloudantivirus.com.
A logo of the AV-Comparatives ranking can be accessed at: http://press.pandasecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/logo_od_ADV+_mar2012.jpg.
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 56 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/.
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