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June 03, 2015 1:59 AM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Panda Security, S.L.

Company Overview

Panda Security, S.L. provides cloud-based security solutions and on-premise solutions for home users and enterprises worldwide. It provides Software-as-a-Service based protection of endpoints, email and Web traffic, and cloud-based systems management, as well as an integrated on-premises endpoint protection platform. The company has strategic alliances and partnerships with Anti-Phishing Working Group, AV- Test, AVIEWS, TSANet, European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research, Microsoft, Citrix Business Alliances, and Intel. Panda Security, S.L. was formerly known as Panda Software International S.L. and changed its name to Panda Security, S.L. in July 2007. The company was founded in 199...

Gran Vía Don Diego López de Haro 4

Bilbao,  48001

Spain

Founded in 1990

Phone:

34 94 425 11 00

Fax:

34 94 434 35 63

Key Executives for Panda Security, S.L.

Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Honorary President
Chief Financial Officer
President of Panda Security US
Chief Security Strategist
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Panda Security, S.L. Key Developments

Panda Security Releases ‘Operation Oil Tanker: The Phantom Menace’

Panda Security has released ‘Operation Oil Tanker: The Phantom Menace’, a groundbreaking report that details a malicious and largely unknown targeted attack on oil tankers. First discovered by Panda Security in January 2014, the ongoing attack on oil cargos began in August 2013, and is designed to steal information and credentials for defrauding oil brokers. Despite having been comprised by this cyber-attack, which Panda has dubbed ‘The Phantom Menace,’ none of the dozens of affected companies have been willing to report the invasion and risk global attention for vulnerabilities in their IT security networks. Panda Security is issuing its report in an effort to draw attention to the attack and urge companies in every industry to take precautions against these increasingly sophisticated and insidious attacks. The Phantom Menace is one of the most unique attacks that PandaLabs has discovered. No antivirus engine was able to detect it when first triggered, primarily because the attackers used legitimate tools in conjunction with a number of self-made scripts to bypass any warnings that traditional AV software would detect. It was only discovered when a secretary opened a nonspecific attachment to an email – a type of file that Panda Security would later identify among ten different companies in the oil and gas maritime transportation sector.

Panda Security Launches Panda GateDefender eSeries 5.5

Panda Security announced the inclusion of new and enhanced features in version 5.50 of Panda GateDefender eSeries, the company’s unified perimeter security device that protects against all types of threats. The new version includes a new, improved configuration wizard, next-generation VPN technologies, a new firewall for application control and real-time monitoring of corporate networks. Panda GateDefender eSeries enables mid-size and large companies to protect their corporate network and increase their productivity, and is available in three different versions -hardware, software and virtual- to suit the needs of every type of organization. In addition, its Web interface allows centralized and flexible management from a single console, accessible from the cloud at any time. Panda GateDefender eSeries 5.50 includes robust, next-generation VPN technologies that enable very fast and highly scalable VPN connections, while managing granular access permissions to the network. Additionally, the solution includes a new application control feature capable of identifying and blocking more than 170 applications including Facebook, Skype, Spotify or WhatsApp to improve productivity. Also, the new Panda GateDefender eSeries includes an improved configuration wizard with a new network mode that allows the use of outgoing firewalls and application control in bridge mode. The solution also allows real-time monitoring of corporate networks through an intuitive interface that enables organizations to generate extremely granular, customized reports. These new features add to the many benefits already provided by the solution: Flexible, cloud-based management to centrally monitor, manage and update appliances quickly and easily, anywhere, anytime; Increased user productivity and optimized resource usage to spam neutralization, restricted access to unproductive content and services, and bandwidth usage control; Complete protection against all types of infections and intrusion attempts right from the start; Faster response to new malware threats via automatic updates and queries to the cloud; High Internet availability - Its routing policies allow configuration of multiple high-availability lines, as well as installation of multiple appliances in parallel to deliver fault-tolerant, secure connectivity; Flexible, seamless integration with existing IT infrastructures to the wide range of available versions: hardware, virtual and software appliances.

Panda Security Appoints Diego Navarrete as CEO

Panda Security announced the appointment of Diego Navarrete as CEO. Navarrete joins Panda Security from IBM. Prior to joining Panda Security, Navarrete served as Director of IBM's Security Systems Division in Europe, a company he joined in 1998.

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