Panda Security UK

Panda Bolsters Cloud Antivirus with URL Filtering

Press release   •   Apr 30, 2013 16:04 BST

Panda Cloud Antivirus Adds URL Filtering To Improve Business Productivity and Security

- New Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5 helps companies monitor and control users’ browsing habits

- Now supports Exchange 2013 and the most popular Linux distributions (SUSE, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu)

- Detects and removes unknown malware that takes advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities thanks to Panda Security’s new anti-exploit technologies

Bracknell, April 2013:

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the release of Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5. This version provides significant technological and functional improvements, including URL filtering; anti-exploit technologies to detect and remove malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities; compatibility with Exchange 2013 and the most popular Linux distributions (SUSE, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu); and scheduled updates and reporting.
Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5 improves business productivity by adding Internet access control to its Advanced edition. Additionally, the solution enhances corporate security by detecting malware and phishing URLs before they can infect users’ computers. Also, and thanks to Panda Security’s cloud-based technologies, Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5 can be managed remotely from anywhere in the world.

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“We aim to help companies increase their productivity with a solution that allows businesses to monitor and control employees’ use of the Internet, while protecting them when they browse the Web or download contents,” said Manuel Santamaría, Global Product Manager at Panda Security. “Our new solution facilitates security management and provides an additional layer of protection against malicious Internet links and exploits that take advantage of system vulnerabilities.”
URL Filtering

Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5 Advanced helps increase employee productivity by controlling Internet access. Incorporating URL monitoring and filtering on workstations, it allows administrators to define profile-based whitelists and blacklists.

The solution’s URL filtering feature provides maximum protection for users against malware and phishing URLs over HTTP and HTTPS, adding an additional layer of security to their web browsing. This way, if a URL is cataloged as malicious, any attempt to access it or download any content from it will be automatically blocked by the system.

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Protection Against Unknown Attacks

The growing proliferation of malware threats has shown that traditional, signature-based protection is no longer enough. Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5 leverages Panda Security’s Collective Intelligence system and incorporates new unmatched anti-exploit technologies which detect and neutralize malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities.
More precisely, Panda Security’s new anti-exploit technologies are capable of detecting malware like Blackhole or Redkit that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe or Microsoft Office, among others, before it infects users’ computers. The solution’s major differentiating factor lies in its ability to identify new, unknown malware variants capable of infecting thousands of computers around the world, like the infamous “Police Virus”.
Other Major Improvements

The new Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.5 incorporates other significant improvements from the previous version. These include:

* Compatibility with Exchange 2013and the most popular Linux distributions (SUSE, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu), plus scheduled and on-demand scanning.
 
* Scheduled updates for users of both Panda Cloud Office Protection and Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced.
 
* Ability to schedule reports from the Panda Cloud Office Protection console. Up to now, scheduled reports were only available to partners using Panda Cloud Partner Center.

For more information about the new version of Panda Cloud Office Protection, please visit www.pandasecurity.com/uk/enterprise/solutions/cloud-office-protection

About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

Panda Security supports Project Stella as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy to promote the integration of people with disabilities in society and the workplace.

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