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PANDA LAUNCHES FREE ANTI-MALWARE SUITE FOR LINUX WORKSTATIONS.

Panda Software has launched Panda DesktopSecure for Linux, a complete security suite for protecting Linux workstations. This solution is available completely free to Linux users at: http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/DesktopSecure.

The new Panda Software solution includes signature-based detection of malicious code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine -- a new technology capable of detecting more unknown malware than traditional heuristics -- and, unlike similar solutions, it includes a powerful firewall. It also has the advantage that all these features can be controlled simply and intuitively through a single graphic interface.

Panda DesktopSecure for Linux is designed specifically to meet the security demands of this operating system. It is aimed at both home users and companies with workstations running Linux. The case of companies with heterogeneous Windows/Linux environments is of particular concern, as Linux computers are not just exposed to specific threats but can also act as a launch pad for the propagation of infection to Windows systems within the local network.

The Panda Software solution not only protects transparently against known Internet threats -- thanks to its daily updates against the most recent malware -- but also protects against those threats that have not previously been detected, thanks to the Genetic Heuristic Engine, a new technology which analyzes the "genetic profile" of each file. This makes it extremely accurate in determining whether or not a file contains malware, and reduces false positives to a minimum. Panda DesktopSecure for Linux offers real-time protection for email in the most widely used clients, including Ximiam Evolution and Mozilla.

The X-Window interface gives users full control over the firewall incorporated in the Panda Software solution, allowing them to configure communications, detect intrusions and assign application access permissions.

Many people wrongly believe that the Linux operating system is completely safe, and therefore many users run these systems with no protection whatsoever. Linux computers are indeed vulnerable to Internet threats. It is not just a problem of the specific malicious code created for this platform, but also of users with limited knowledge of Linux whose poor configuration of the system can lead to IT attacks.

With this launch, Panda Software aims to contribute to the Linux community with a security tool that offers both businesses and home users a wide range of benefits:

- Prevention of data loss through attacks. - Protects your external communication, whether by email, Internet or other applications. - Improves productivity, thanks to its ease-of-use and automatic updates.

The new Panda Software solution can be downloaded free from: http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/DesktopSecure. Home users will also have 3 months' free services and updates.

About Panda Software

Make sure your computer is free from viruses, spyware and other Internet threats using the free online solution Panda ActiveScan http://www.activescan.com/.

Panda Software is a developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet-borne threats. With the revolutionary TruPrevent Technologies, Panda Software's 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, and 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.

For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Software solutions, visit http://www.pandasoftware.com/.

Panda Software can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.pandasoftware.com/.

For more information, call 818/543-6909.
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