Company Emerges as Leader in Cloud Security

Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced the celebration of its 20-year anniversary. Over the past two decades, Panda Security has introduced several groundbreaking technologies that have dramatically changed the way consumers and enterprises protect themselves from the ever growing threat of malware. One of the largest antivirus companies in the world, Panda currently has offices in 56 countries and employs more than 1,500 people. For more information on Panda’s 20-year anniversary, including the company’s history and its innovations in the security industry, please visit

Since its inception in 1990 in Bilbao, Spain, Panda has been lauded by industry analysts and technology media for introducing some of the most significant advancements in the security industry to date. This includes being the first company to deploy cloud-based malware scanning and analysis with Collective Intelligence, Panda’s sophisticated system for automatically detecting malware threats in real-time and relying upon Panda’s global community of users for the fastest and most up-to-date information. In addition, Panda recently became the first security vendor in the industry to launch a completely free, cloud-based antivirus thin-client solution for consumers with Panda Cloud Antivirus. 

“Panda Security’s 20-year anniversary is a momentous event for the company and demonstrates the success we’ve achieved in creating some of the most sophisticated and effective proactive malware detection solutions on the market,” said Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security. “The malware landscape has evolved considerably in the last twenty years and it has always been our goal to remain one step ahead of these increasingly sophisticated threats. Throughout our history, Panda has met these challenges and this is a heritage that will continue to guide us in the years to come.” 

The following is a summary of Panda’s rich history of innovation:

• 1990: Founded by Mikel Urizarbarrena in Bilbao, Spain
• 1998: Becomes first company to deploy daily signature updates
• 2004: Launches TruPrevent, the first Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) for all types of computers, workstations and home PCs
• 2007: Changes name from Panda Software to Panda Security and debuts NanoScan, industry’s first cloud-based scanning online antivirus
• 2009: Launches Cloud Antivirus, the industry’s first, free cloud-based antivirus thin-client

All of Panda Security’s products are built around its Collective Intelligence cloud-based architecture, providing both home users and large enterprises with maximum protection and real-time detection. Panda Security’s consumer products include its flagship, Panda Internet Security 2010 and Panda Cloud Antivirus, which launched into beta in April 2009.