ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the launch of version 5.05 of its cloud-based security solution, Panda Cloud Office Protection. This new version includes powerful new features to simplify management, making it more efficient while reinforcing control over the security of networks and reducing client management and maintenance tasks for channel partners and service providers. The net result is a simpler solution delivering improved margins and recurrent revenue for resellers.
According to Growth Trends in Security as a Service report published in August 2010 by Gartner analysts John Pescatore and Kelly Kavanagh, "Security-as-a-service functions can result in lower costs and more-rapid implementation when applied appropriately… A security-as-a-service provider sees across the security controls of all of its customers and can often identify new threats or new vulnerabilities far faster than any individual enterprise."
The new release of PCOP includes single sign-on access to all three solutions that comprise the Panda Cloud Protection integrated security suite (Panda Cloud Office Protection, for protecting PCs and servers; Panda Cloud Email Protection, for corporate email, and Panda Cloud Internet Protection, for Web traffic). This feature enables administrators to have a 360 degree view of all vulnerability access points from the same console, increasing efficiency and allowing for better integration of the entire suite.
Panda Cloud Office Protection 5.05 boasts many additional features created to improve system management for IT administrators. These enhancements include:
- A powerful inventory function to identify systems not administered or protected by the solution that sends a warning to administrators so they can protect their network against any type of attack
- Password-protected application un-install to prevent end users from removing the protection without an administrator's approval
- Significant reduction in bandwidth usage thanks to the option to channel Internet communication through a specific network computer defined by the administrator
- Profile configurations no longer have to be created from scratch, as it is now possible to copy and edit existing profiles with a single click
- Risk management reinforcement through the option to run specific on-demand scans on high-risk folders and files, leveraging all the knowledge stored in Collective Intelligence and guaranteeing maximum threat detection
New benefits for channel partners and service providers
The new Panda Cloud Office Protection 5.05 has been designed specifically to enhance the benefits to channel partners and service providers that remotely manage their clients' security. Thanks to the integration of the three Panda Cloud Protection solutions through single sign-on, channel partners can now easily identify opportunities for generating additional revenue and sales, not just through cross-selling or upselling, but also by identifying unprotected computers and servers with more transparent administrative monitoring.
Delivering security management externally as a service is now easier, as this solution focuses on maximizing efficiency for partners. Now service providers can export existing security profiles to other clients with a single click, saving considerable time. This new version also allows partners to resolve customer incidents immediately and remotely, as the new management console identifies issues without the need for logs or costly on-site visits. Similarly, specific action on clients' networks can be identified and prioritized and service quality excellence is guaranteed through the generation of consolidated reports for the entire client database.
"As a service provider who has been using PCOP for more than three years, Panda Cloud Office Protection has been a primary reason for better efficiency and higher margins in my business," said Bill Prus, founder, Beagle Computers, Inc.. "Since I started using PCOP, I have spent much less time managing security issues and making on-site visits because Panda discovers and remediates malware more effectively than other suites I have used in the past, it proactively pinpoints computers that are having issues, and makes managing my clients' networks incredibly simple. I highly recommend PCOP to service providers who are looking for a security solution that will improve efficiency, customer satisfaction and will bring in recurring revenue."
Panda Cloud Office Protection is available now and can be sold separately or as part of the Panda Cloud Protection suite, which also includes Panda Cloud Email Protection and Panda Cloud Internet Protection. Combined, the full Panda Cloud Protection suite covers all of the main infection vectors: endpoints and servers; corporate email; and Internet traffic. Current partners and clients will be automatically updated to the new version free of charge. You can get more info about Panda Cloud Office Protection at: http://www.youtube.com/Pandasecurity1?gl=ES&hl=es#p/u/3/PDTCQT5RzWw
For more information about Panda Security's cloud-based security solutions go to http://cloudprotection.pandasecurity.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.
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