Cloud security firm Panda Security today launched a new endpoint and email security offering designed to protect customers against all major new threats, including malware, spyware, rootkits and viruses.
Panda Cloud Protection is a fully hosted, managed cloud-based security service that can scale from individual users up to large enterprises. However, Panda's UK managing director Petter Lautin said the firm expects it to appeal mainly to SMEs, which generally have fewer resources to throw at security than large organisations.
"We believe this solution addresses some of the key issues, in terms of time, cost and complexity you deal with in traditional hardware and software solutions," he said.
"There is a cost of adding hardware and software to the network, and you need dedicated and skilled resources to do it – this solution takes these problems away."
The new service, which has been available in beta since April, takes advantage of Panda's cloud-based Collective Intelligence system to scan and block malware using a variety of methods ranging from traditional signature and blacklisting techniques to behavioural and heuristics-based analysis.
"Last year, we saw 30,000 new malware samples every day, which is why we started working on Collective Intelligence," said Panda Security technical director Luis Corrons. "Right now we're dealing with 50,000 threats a day, most of them Trojans, botnets or rogueware-related – you can't be reliant on just signature scanning."
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