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Press Release

Panda Security Offers Cloud-based Protection of Endpoints, Email and Web

Delivers high security, low cost of ownership for businesses and value added resellers

Cloud Security Track at Cloud Expo

Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, on Thursday announced the general availability of Panda Cloud Internet Protection (PCIP), a new cloud-based security service that protects small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) from Internet-borne threats, including Botnets, phishing, cross-site scripting and other complex Web 2.0 attacks. The new service delivers instantaneous, unobtrusive protection of any device, anywhere, anytime, and features powerful policy enforcement, data leak prevention, and extensive reporting capabilities. With this release, Panda Security becomes the first IT security vendor to offer entirely cloud-based endpoint, email and Web protection.

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"SMBs increasingly have widely-distributed workforces, with employees accessing the Web from home offices, at client sites, while traveling, or in coffee shops," said Rick Carlson, president of US operations, Panda Security. "The high vulnerability of these scattered Internet access points, coupled with highly-targeted cybercriminal methods, means that today's businesses absolutely require an Internet security service that can be managed remotely and deliver instantaneous protection without getting in the way of business."

PCIP's unique Cloud Management Console saves time and resources for businesses and their service providers by eliminating on-premise infrastructure costs and administration requirements. The Web-based console enables in-house and partner administrators to easily and instantaneously adjust settings, filter URLs and regulate use of risky Internet applications, regardless of the user's device or location. Panda Cloud Internet Protection also makes use of innovative dynamic content classification technologies to identify today's fast-moving threats and integrates with LDAP/AD to ensure appropriate usage policies are applied. In addition, SMBs and their reseller partners will benefit from the service's unique ability to redirect Internet traffic and malware analysis through the cloud, freeing network bandwidth for other applications.

Key features and benefits of Panda Cloud Internet Protection include:

  • Anytime, anywhere management: Flexible and powerful Cloud Management Console provides instant visibility into all Internet activity across the organization, from anywhere, at any time.
  • Reduced Costs: SaaS delivery requires zero investment in on-premise software or hardware, and eliminates the need to track local upgrades and licenses.
  • Optimized Local Bandwidth: Redirect Internet traffic and other high-bandwidth activities such as malware analysis through the cloud to free local network bandwidth.
  • Instantaneous, Lightweight Protection: Panda Cloud Internet Protection leverages Collective Intelligence, Panda Security's proprietary system for automatically collecting and processing millions of malware samples in the cloud instead of on the local PC.
  • Consistent Web Policy Application and Flexible Administration Controls: Administrators can easily create and manage one Web usage policy for all end users, including remote workers. Resellers can manage multiple customer deployments from a single console.
  • Tamper-Proof Security: Data protection regulatory compliance is assured through comprehensive leak detection, including through webmail, instant messaging, and file upload channels.
  • Real-Time Reporting: Web logs from outbound Internet traffic can grow very large very quickly, requiring massive amounts of storage. Using patent-pending technology, Cloud Internet Protection reduces storage requirements by a factor of fifty, and gives businesses access to a level of forensic auditing and traffic visibility not available with other tools.
  • Additional Technical Details are available in the product data sheet: http://cloudprotection.pandasecurity.com/files/Cloud_Internet_Protection_ENG.pdf

With the introduction of Panda Cloud Internet Protection, the company's comprehensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering now covers all major infection vectors: Panda Cloud Office Protection protects endpoints and servers; Panda Cloud Email Protection protects email systems, and now PCIP addresses Web threats. All three solutions are fully compatible and may be purchased individually or as part of the Panda Cloud Protection integrated approach to SMB security.

Cloud Expo, Cloud Expo East, Cloud Expo West, Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Expo Tokyo, Cloud Expo Prague, Cloud Expo Hong Kong, Cloud Expo Sao Paolo are trademarks and /or registered trademarks (USPTO serial number 85009040) of Cloud Expo, Inc.

More Stories By Salvatore Genovese

Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.