– Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 ranks in top three for detection and scanning speed

Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that it will now participate in the main comparative tests performed by widely-recognized anti-virus testing organization AV-Comparatives.org.  These tests include the On-Demand, Retrospective, and Whole Product tests and are designed to prove key aspects of competency in anti-virus products.

In the first On-Demand Test performed under the agreement, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 placed among the top three products in multiple categories. Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 detected a total of 99.2 percent of the malware tested, placing ahead of Trend Micro, Kaspersky , McAfee, F-Secure, AVG, Symantec, avast!, Sophos, and others for its ability to detect the latest malware. Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 also ranked in the top three for its superior on-demand scanning speed.

The On-Demand Tests are designed to evaluate how well a product performs in detection of millions of samples of recent malware, as well as to record false positive rates and scanning speed. The Retrospective Tests evaluate a product’s heuristic ability by using older signatures files to detect new, unknown malware. The Whole-Product Tests, which use a more advanced testing methodology, evaluate a product’s ability to protect against real-life attacks from drive-by downloads and other similar techniques. Panda Security will also participate in upcoming Performance and Malware-Removal tests.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, like all Panda Security products, leverages Collective Intelligence, the company’s proprietary system for automatically collecting and processing millions of malware samples in the cloud instead of on the local PC. This approach enables Panda to deliver instantaneous, unobtrusive protection against known and unknown malware. Because Collective Intelligence does not rely on the traditional local definition file approach, Panda products deliver faster scanning, as demonstrated in the latest AV-Comparatives.org test results.
 
“Panda’s cloud-based approach has once again demonstrated that it delivers better, faster detection of the latest threats,” said Pedro Bustamante, Senior Research Advisor de Panda Security. “The results from AV-Comparatives.org reinforce that Panda is a first-rate choice for any user who demands the best computer security on the market today.”

To find out more about Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, or to purchase the product, please visit http://pandasecurity.lin3sdev.com/homeusers/solutions/antivirus/.

AV-Comparatives.org is a non-profit organization based in Austria that provides complimentary independent anti-virus software test results to the public.