Panda Security Achieves Certification for Windows 8 Compatibility

- New 2013 products and free Panda Cloud Antivirus receive 'Windows 8 compatible' certifications from and

- Corporate solutions Panda Cloud Office Protection and Panda Cloud Systems Management also Windows 8 compatible

Oct 25, 2012, 08:30 ET from Panda Security

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that both its consumer and corporate solutions are fully compatible with Windows 8, ensuring that users of Microsoft's new operating system can benefit from its antivirus and network management software from the outset.

"It is extremely important for us to be able to respond to users' needs," explained Pedro Bustamante, Senior Research Advisor at Panda Security. "Our product portfolio has been engineered to work with Windows 8, so if any of our customers decide to upgrade to Microsoft's new operating system, they can rest assured they will enjoy maximum protection immediately."

Panda Security's 2013 consumer solutions: Panda Antivirus Pro 2013, Panda Internet Security 2013 and Panda Global Protection 2013, are fully compatible with Windows 8. Additionally, they include a new, more modern and intuitive interface that complements the look and feel of Microsoft's new operating system. Similarly, the company's free cloud-based antivirus scanner, Panda Cloud Antivirus, also works with Windows 8. Panda Security's products have been certified as Windows 8 Compatible by independent testing labs and in recent reports.

"AV-Comparatives keeps a list of compatible products that helps our users know which products are compatible with this new operating system. Panda was one of the first companies to get certified by us and passed all tests without any problems. Everything including installation, stress test and real world protection features as well as static file detection fulfilled our requirements," explains Andreas Clementi, Chairman of AV-Comparatives.

According to Andreas Marx, CEO of, "All Panda Security products passed with flying colors our compatibility and anti-malware tests on Windows 8." He added, "Our comprehensive Windows 8 tests focused not only on protection and repair aspects, but also on the impact on the usability of the entire system."

Finally, Panda Security's cloud-based corporate solutions also support Windows 8. Both Panda Cloud Office Protection (Standard and Advanced) and Panda Cloud Systems Management are optimized for the next-generation operating system.

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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.

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