Launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus ( and Panda Security’s strong commitment to the channel are underlined by CRN as Juan Santana’s strong points

Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, has been chosen by the US magazine CRN as one of the 25 most innovative executives of 2009. The magazine highlights the launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus (, Panda’s free security solution from the cloud, and the commitment of Juan Santana to the channel as demonstrations of his innovation.

In the words of CRN: “The cloud needs security, too. Juan Santana has pushed Panda Security to bring to market Panda Cloud Antivirus, a security offering that uses a combination of cloud-based scanning and client software to protect PCs from viruses, spyware and other online threats. Santana is also a big believer in the channel. Hence a much-improved Panda channel program.”

The people who made CRN’s list of the Top 25 Most Innovative Executives of 2009 “put big profits into solution provider pockets with breakthrough products and channel programs that cover the most explosive emerging technology markets.” Juan Santana is 24th in the list.

According to Santana: “The fact I’m included in this list is really a tribute to the work of all the team at Panda Security, and I like to thank them for their effort and dedication to our project.  It also confirms that Panda Security’s commitment to providing security from the cloud and to innovation are reaping benefits and this is recognized on the market.”

More information about Juan Santana in the Panda Insight blog and on Twitter