Subscribe to industry newsletters


Search jobs

Survey ranks Panda number one

Panda Internet Security 2011 has obtained the number one rank in the most recent Security Suites Performance Test from independent reviewer,, the company has announced.

Survey ranks Panda number one

anda Security received the highest certification level of Advanced+ and performed better overall than all of the competition, including Symantec, ESET, AVG, Kaspersky, F-Secure and Trend Micro. This test released on 23 August reviewed the impact of security suites on system performance and underscores the effectiveness of Panda's proactive and cloud protection technologies in detecting new malware, while minimising impact on users' PCs performance.

"It's becoming increasingly important that anti-virus software provides high detection and remediation rates without degrading system performance," said Andreas Clementi, chairman, "Panda Security's approach in bringing malware detection and analysis into the cloud has proven to be an effective way to tackle this complex issue."

Collective Intelligence

All of the consumer and business solutions offered by Panda Security have Collective Intelligence, the company's cloud-based technology for automating the identification and remediation of malware threats instantaneously. Collective Intelligence leverages Panda's global network of millions of users, referred to as the Power of Community, to deliver real-time protection against new and unknown threats. This protection model decreases PC resource consumption significantly and is the primary reason for the product's high scores in PC performance impact. Panda Internet Security 2011, and Panda's other consumer security suites, boast a 50% improvement in performance on Windows 7 environments when compared to last year's versions.

Recent independent tests

In addition to the performance impact review by, Panda Security has achieved top scores in many recent independent tests including:

  • Full Product Test by (August 2010): Panda Internet Security 2010 received excellent scores in all categories, accomplishing top rank along with two other vendors.
  • PC Security Labs Total Protection Test (August 2010): Panda Internet Security 2010 achieved both "5 Star" rating and a special award for "Top Detection" out of all tested solutions by the Chinese independent lab.
  • Product Review by Computerworld (July 2010): Panda Internet Security 2010 was reviewed by Frank Ohlhorst who concluded that the product offers "maximum protection with minimum fuss".
  • Retrospective/Proactive Test by (May 2010): Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 obtained the top score for its proactive capabilities, and detected impressive amounts of new malware using only heuristics and generic signatures.
  • On-Demand Malware Detection Test by (February 2010): Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 achieved top scores, scoring 99.2% in the detection of the tests sample set.

These independent test results demonstrate that it's possible to lessen the impact of anti-virus software on PC performance, while at the same time increasing protection", said Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda's sub-Saharan operations.
"Panda is in a unique position to deliver excellent protection with minimum impact on computer resources because of our innovation with cloud-based scanning", he concluded.

To find out more about Panda Internet Security 2011, go to

Let's do Biz