Panda Security outperforms peers with innovative next-gen solutions

Johannesburg, 14 May 2018
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In the past few years, we have seen a marked increase in cyber crime; with many high-profile attacks on organisations, business leaders face the challenge of improving and implementing additional cyber security.

Panda Security has made significant advances in its technology and has been recognised for its 'best-of-breed' AV and EDR solutions in several recent independent reports.

Panda Security ranked first in AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test, top in Gartner Peer Reviews, and was named a Visionary in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant.

AV-Comparatives real world protection

The independent research laboratory, AV-Comparatives, recently held its annual awards ceremony celebrating IT security vendors which had been through their vigorous testing process over the course of 2017. Panda Security achieved the highest level of protection in AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test, being the only solution to achieve a 100% detection rate over six months.

"AV-Comparatives Real World Protection test is one of the most challenging anti-virus software tests there is. Its testing technology runs completely automatically, testing for the largest spectrum of threats and tracking the success of next-generation AV software," says Andreas Clementi, CEO of AV-Comparatives.

Looking beyond traditional AV, peer reviews are of significant importance to business decision-makers investing in advanced cyber security solutions: Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR). Reviews provide a deeper understanding into the real-world application of solutions in similar organisations.

Gartner Peer Insights

Gartner's Peer Insights Web site features real user reviews and experiences. To ensure these reviews can be trusted, Gartner rigorously vets each submission to guarantee the independence of reviews and opinions, eliminating biases and hidden agendas. Panda Security's Adaptive Defense solution is widely recognised as an easy-to-use, lightweight solution with the ability to protect against advanced threats. Reviews featured on the site speak highly of Adaptive Defense's capabilities, including easy management, lightweight agent and exceptional protection.

To date, Panda Security's Adaptive Defense solution has come first in its category (EDR with a representative set of reviews), achieving an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Gartner Peer Insights. "We are pleased to be recognised in this review process and believe the result is a testament not only to the advanced capabilities and functionality of Adaptive Defense, but also to the dedication our of customer support team," says Jeremy Matthews, Regional Manager for Panda Security Africa.

Panda Security will be showcasing it's latest technologies and services at the ITWeb Security Summit, southern Africa's definitive conference and expo for information security, IT and business professionals. This year, over 70 expert speakers will deliver key insights across seven tracks, including workshops and training courses during the expanded five-day event. The ITWeb Security Summit will be staged at Vodacom World, Midrand, from 22-23 May 2018; and CTICC Cape Town on 29 May 2018. Focused and interactive workshops as well as in-depth training courses will be run in the days around the main conference and exhibition.

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ITWeb Security Summit 2018

Registration is open for the ITWeb Security Summit 2018, being held in Johannesburg on 22 and 23 May and in Cape Town on 28 and 29 May. This is the must-attend annual event for information security professionals, featuring international speakers, workshops, as well as a beginners' guide to cyber security. Click here.

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