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Help Beta Test Panda's Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Internet Security 2008 and Enter Contest to Win a Play Station Portable
Jun 26, 2007 (12:06 PM EDT)

GLENDALE, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Software will be holding a prize drawing for two Play Station Portables for users that download and test the newly launched beta versions of Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 or Panda Internet Security 2008. Any beta tester who reports any problems with the software after they have registered will be eligible to enter the prize drawing.

Both software updates are Vista-compatible and include a series of new features such as greater malware detection capacity, new low-level scanning for rootkits and a system for blocking malicious web pages, to boost protection against spyware and phishing. Panda Internet Security 2008 also has a PC tune-up feature to improve computer performance and a local backup option.

Both betas can be downloaded free from: . Current Panda clients will have the opportunity to upgrade free to this new version when they renew their products.

The greater malware detection capacity offered by these packages has been achieved thanks to an improvement in the processing of signature files, allowing more malicious code to be detected without affecting computer performance.

Both Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 and Panda Internet Security 2008 include latest generation low-level scanning for detecting rootkits.

"Rootkits are one of the tools most frequently used by cyber-crooks to hide malware. That's why users need technologies that can seek out these programs and determine whether or not they are associated with malicious processes," says Ryan Sherstobitoff, Product Technology Officer, Panda Software USA.

Another improvement shared by both betas is the blocking of malicious web pages. The software includes a blacklist of malicious web pages that try to download spyware onto computers, or are even designed specifically for online fraud. If users try to access one of these pages, the software will block access and warn the users that they are putting their security at risk.

Panda Internet Security 2008, also offers specific new features such as PC Tuneup to help improve computer performance, removing cookies, temporary files, etc.

Additionally, it offers a local backup option. This lets users make backup copies of important files and documents. They can select the frequency with which backup copies are made, their location (another hard disk, a USB device, CD, DVD, etc.) and even the type of files to back up.

About Panda Software

Panda Software ( ) is a leading developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet-borne threats. With the revolutionary TruPrevent(TM) Technologies, Panda Software's innovative solutions offer a greater return on investment, keeping clients protected even against new threats that have yet to be identified. PandaLabs, the fastest laboratory in the industry to provide complete updates to users, offers a worldwide response to malware 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

Panda Software's centrally-managed security solutions protect servers, gateways and all network entry points, ensuring a straightforward and highly effective line of defense against Internet threats for large organizations, SMBs and consumers. Panda solutions are backed by a team of expert support technicians in all countries where the company is present. Tech support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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