Global IT security vendor, Panda Security, has announced the global beta release of Panda Cloud Antivirus, the industry’s first and only free cloud-based antivirus solution. The product has 50% less impact on PC performance when compared to the industry average.
Says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda’s sub-Saharan operations: “We believe that Panda Cloud Antivirus represents a quantum leap in protection over the traditional approach to antivirus architecture. Panda Cloud Antivirus offers consumers a truly install-and-forget solution that delivers the industry’s fastest protection against the newest malware with literally half the performance impact. We’re excited to make it available today for free, which is Panda’s way of paying back to the community and growing our Collective Intelligence network so that we can deliver even greater protection to all customers.”
With Panda Cloud Antivirus, Panda Security is introducing a new protection model that utilizes a thin-client agent and server architecture which processes and blocks malware more efficiently than locally installed signature-based products. By moving the entire malware scanning and evaluation process to the cloud and applying non-intrusive interception techniques on the client architecture, Panda Cloud Antivirus provides advanced protection against new and unknown viruses with a lightweight thin-client agent that barely consumes any PC resources.
Panda Cloud Antivirus includes local and remote antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, heuristics and goodware cache, while only consuming an average of 17 MB of RAM and 50 percent of the PC performance impact as compared to the industry average.
Consumers can download the free product from http://www.cloudantivirus.com.