Panda Security Announces Windows 8 Compatibility for Panda Cloud Antivirus

Latest beta release of world's fastest growing cloud antivirus service incorporates smart community-based firewall and improved malware disinfection capabilities

ORLANDO, Fla., -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced a new beta of its popular cloud-based consumer antivirus service Panda Cloud Antivirus, version 1.9.2. The beta, which will be the last version before the final release of Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0, is fully compatible with Windows 8 and incorporates a new smart community-based firewall.

Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.9.2 fixes several bugs found in version 1.9.1 released in August 2011. It also incorporates a new, improved firewall with an intrusion detection system (IDS) and better rule configuration settings. Finally, the new version offers better malware detection and disinfection capabilities, lower impact on system performance and includes Google Toolbar.

"This beta version is the final step before the long-awaited 2.0 version of our free, cloud-based solution," explained Pedro Bustamante, Senior Research Advisor at Panda Security. "It includes all the improvements suggested by our user community in order to minimize intrusiveness and provide maximum protection with the least impact on PC performance. Panda Cloud Antivirus has always stood out as being one of the lightest solutions on the market, and we continue to provide it with a lighter footprint in each new version."

"Making Panda Cloud Antivirus and our 2012 consumer solutions compatible with Windows 8 Release Preview was important to ensure that users of Microsoft's new operating system benefit from the best protection against malware," Bustamante added.

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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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CONTACT: Jeana Tahnk of Panda Security, +1-609-240-5385,

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