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Panda Security Names Tech Data Exclusive Distributor for Latest Security-as-a-Service Offering
May 19, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security ( http://www.pandasecurity.com ), a leading global provider of IT security solutions, and Tech Data Corporation , a leading IT products distributor, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement for Panda Security Managed Office Protection. Available to value-added-resellers (VARs) through distribution for the first time, Panda Security's newest security-as- a-service (SaaS) offering provides remote security protection and management for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). The partnership expands Tech Data's portfolio of Panda Security products and will extend the subscription- based service's reach throughout Tech Data's expansive reseller network.

Panda Security Managed Office Protection provides VARs with a comprehensive security solution to offer its SMB customers. The new web-based subscription service releases SMBs from additional hardware, maintenance personnel and other resources dedicated to antivirus while achieving high level security for all PCs, laptops, servers and remote branch offices. As a hosted service, it provides an always up and easy to use web console which allows organizations to manage their protection anytime from anywhere, including those from remote offices which are not connected to the LAN, without additional infrastructure investments.

"Panda Security Managed Office Protection represents the ideal security solution for SMBs who need robust and reliable protection for their entire network, regardless of node location," said Thomas Fraser, vice president of sales, Panda Security. "Tech Data's far-reaching customer base enables SMBs from all over the country to reap the benefits of our newest security-as-a- service offering and will further our product expansion through one of the largest software distributors in the country."

"SMBs -- especially small businesses without their own technical staff -- need a dependable, reliable security solution they don't have to manage themselves and that can provide the confidence that their business is protected," said Joe Quaglia senior vice president, U.S. Marketing for Tech Data. "Panda Security's new Managed Office Protection enables resellers to deliver that service to their SMB customers. This solution is a great complement to Tech Data's VARChoice framework of our managed services strategy, which focuses on building a suite of best-of-breed managed services and hosted security solutions."

Panda Security's proprietary Collective Intelligence technology enhances the product with unparalleled proactive malware protection. Collective Intelligence maximizes malware detection capabilities while minimizing the resource and bandwidth consumption of protected systems by automatically detecting, correlating and responding to malware found across an entire network of PCs, versus locally.

About Tech Data

Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation http://www.techdata.com is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 100,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small and medium businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more information, visit .

About Panda Security

Panda Security is one of the world's leading IT security providers, with millions of clients across more than 200 countries and products available in 23 languages. Its mission is to develop and provide global solutions to keep clients' IT resources free from the damage inflicted by viruses and other computer threats, at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

Panda Security proposes a new security model, designed to offer a robust solution to the latest cyber-crime techniques. This is manifest in the performance of the company's technology and products, with detection ratios well above average market standards and most importantly, providing greater security for its clients. For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Security solutions, visit our website at: http://www.pandasecurity.com .

CONTACT: Media, Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group for Panda Security, panda@bateman-group.com+1-415-602-1491,

Web site: http://www.pandasecurity.com/ http://www.techdata.com//