ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security today announced Panda Cloud Antivirus, the world's fastest growing cloud-based anti-virus, has achieved the Advanced+ rating in the latest "On-demand Detection of Malicious Software" test from the independent review lab AV-Comparatives.org. Marking the first time Panda Cloud Antivirus has participated in an AV-Comparatives.org test, the product extended its reputation for providing superior detection by outperforming numerous competing free and paid anti-virus solutions.
The test compared Version 1.5.1 of Panda Cloud Antivirus to 19 other free and paid anti-virus programs. Panda Cloud Antivirus successfully detected 99.3 percent of the more than 200,000 samples used by AV-Comparatives.org, performing better than solutions from Symantec, Kaspersky, McAfee, Trend Micro, Microsoft, AVG and others and reinforcing the product's powerful protection capabilities.
The AV-Comparatives.org tests also examined false positives, which the lab recommends people consider when evaluating products as they can sometimes cause as much trouble as real infections. Panda detected all but one clean file as malware, whereas other free anti-virus solutions such as Avast and AVIRA had 10 or more false positives, and AVG and Symantec reported 51 and 57 false positives, respectively. The full report is available at http://av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test.
This recognition follows two additional Advanced+ certifications for the company's Internet Security 2012 product in the recent Whole Product "Real-World" Dynamic and Performance tests. More information on those tests is available at http://press.pandasecurity.com/usa/news/panda-internet-security-2012-achieves-highest-ranking-from-av-comparatives-org/.
Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5.1, launched this June, 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 anti-virus 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/.
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/.
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