–    This agreement will see Panda support the Brazilian Army in the professionalization of its operational agents in the fight against cyber terrorism, digital crime and strategic preparation for cyber-warfare
–    The two organizations will also work closely together to counter the numerous cyber-attacks targeting the Army every day across its twelve IT centers nationwide.
–    Panda Security will be providing protection for 37,500 computers belonging to the Brazilian Army with Panda Security for Enterprises

Panda Security –The Cloud Security Company- has signed an agreement with the Brazilian Army to support the professionalization of its operational agents involved in the fight against cyber-terrorism, digital crime and strategic intervention in the event of cyber-warfare. The multinational security company will also be protecting –with Panda Security for Enterprises- some 37,500 computers belonging to the army’s Military Commands around the country.

As part of this agreement, the army’s Cyber-Warfare Communication Center (CCOMGEX) and PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, will be working together in the first-level training of those involved in the scientific and forensic investigation of cyber-crime. The collaboration will involve the exchange of malware samples and Panda will provide a rapid response –under 24h- to malicious codes affecting Brazil in particular.

The agreement was announced -in Sao Paulo, Brazil- by Juan Santana, Panda Security CEO, and the Brazilian Army’s Commander of Communications and Cyber-Warfare, Brigadier General Antonino dos Santos Guerra Neto.

From left to right, Joao Matos, Sales Director Panda Security Latam; Juan Santana, Panda Security CEO; Brig. Gen. Antonino dos Santos Guerra, Commander of Communications and Cyber-Warfare; Eduardo D’Antona and Ricardo Bachert, Directors of Panda Security Brazil. Pic available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5013662601/

Left, Brig. Gen. Antonino dos Santos Guerra, Brazilian Army Commander of Communications and Cyber-Warfare. You can download this pic at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/5013662593/

According to Brig. Gen. Santos Guerra, “One of the real plus points that led to this agreement was the extensive experience of Panda Security in collaborating with national defense agencies, not least as a founder member of the National Cyber-Security Advisory Council in Spain (www.cnccs.es). We are sure that CCOMGEX will benefit from the knowledge and experience accumulated by Panda in the fight against cyber-crime.”

“We have a total of some 60,000 computers throughout the country, and we suffer on average 100 intrusion attempts every day across our twelve IT centers. We want to protect the integrity of our systems and be prepared for any potentially critical situation”.

Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security explained: “Our experience with the Brazilian Army will contribute, without doubt, to continuing the technological evolution of our security solutions, thereby benefiting all Panda users around the world. It will also help create a safer Web, which is one of our principal mission values and part of our corporate social responsibility.”