IT Pro, one of the UK’s most influential tech websites, has awarded Panda Adaptive Defense 360 5 stars in its latest review of the advanced cybersecurity suite, stating that this “cloud endpoint protection service fills the gaps other security solutions leave behind.” Not only that, but it has also been awarded the website’s IT Pro Editor’s Choice Award.

IT Pro mentions how, since they “were bowled over by its tough security measures and rated it as the perfect cloud-based service” in their first test of Adaptive Defense 360 last year, “Panda has completely redesigned the product and added a wealth of new features”.

The review calls AD360 “smarter than your average protection solution”, drawing attention to the solution’s ability to classify all apps on endpoints and block unknown apps. “Only if they pass a barrage of tests, will it instruct the endpoint client to let them run.”

It goes on to mention how AD360 now allows up to five security profiles “for controlling proxies, endpoint security settings and Android devices.”

One new feature that IT Pro was impressed with is the two enforcement options, pointing out how Panda Adaptive Defense 360 is able to test all apps from external sources installed by users, and the fact that “’Lock’ mode stops all unknown apps from running until AD360 has deemed them to be safe.”.

It also underlines how “response times are now near instant”, something that the website tested by deliberately introducing malware and PUPs on some computers. They “saw the web console highlight them in around 10 seconds with email alerts flying in a minute later.”

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Something that IT Pro noted was the ability of Panda Adaptive Defense 360 to isolate infected systems “so only their local AD360 services can communicate with the network” to ensure that malware can’t spread, and again stressed that “It’s fast too, as when we isolated selected clients, network access was denied to them in 5 seconds.”

As for Panda Adaptive Defense 360’s new data protection module, IT Pro said that “businesses with GDPR on their mind will love” Panda Data Control, stressing the module’s ability to find, report on and provide forensics analysis of PII (personally identifiable information) on systems.

IT Pro summarised by saying, “We didn’t think AD360 could get any better but Panda proved us wrong – this latest version is packed to the gills with new features. Its improved management, remarkable range of endpoint protection services and top value ensures it earns a well-deserved IT Pro Editor’s Choice Award.”

“Independent evaluations are key to businesses selecting security solutions”, said Neil Martin, Marketing Manager for Panda Security UK, “and having the efficacy of Panda Adaptive Defense 360 confirmed by IT Pro, one of the most influential enterprise IT publications is gratifying”.

Panda Adaptive Defense 360 has also been officially recognised as a PC Pro A-List product in the magazine’s latest issue. You can read the full review in PC Pro issue 289 available now.

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