Panda Security, a cloud security company, announced Tuesday a new and improved version of its beta for Panda Global Protection 2013, its comprehensive solution for protecting the information and digital life of home computer users. The new beta, which includes many of the improvements suggested by the Panda Security beta testing community, can be downloaded for free.
The first beta of Panda Global Protection 2013 was tested by users from 129 countries and recorded 23 percent more activations than the 2012 version beta did. The countries with the most activations were Spain, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Peru, India, UK, Argentina and Vietnam.
The updated beta aims to reflect the constant search for continuous improvement in Panda Security's products, as well as market a high-quality solution that has been tested and improved upon with the help of Panda's beta testers. As a result of the feedback from Panda's global community, the company has been able to implement numerous activation, interface, design and usability enhancements from the original beta that was launched in April.
The new version features better malware detection, improvements for several technology modules (TruPrevent, Web proxy and firewall), simpler and faster installation and activation processes, inclusion of new update buttons and the ability to access reports and statistics from the scan screen, better disinfection capabilities on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (Consumer Preview), and improved on-demand scanning by leveraging all the CPU cores.
Unlike the first version, the new beta release of Panda Global Protection 2013 is available in 21 other languages besides English and Spanish.
All users testing the Panda Global Protection 2013 Beta, both the new and the previous version, will receive a 50 percent discount on the purchase of the final product, and the ten beta testers suggesting helpful improvements will each receive a $200 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Panda Global Protection 2013 is a comprehensive solution in Panda Security's new retail product lineup. The product leverages Panda's Collective Intelligence technology to collect threat intelligence from millions of computer users and deliver automated, instantaneous protection against known and unknown malware.
The new release builds on the core functionality that has positioned Panda Global Protection as the preferred solution among PC users. This includes a highly effective antivirus engine to protect against known and unknown malware; a firewall with Wi-Fi security to block intruders and hackers; Panda USB Vaccine to prevent USB devices from spreading infections; confidential information filters to keep personal data safe; backup and system recovery; and PC performance tuning. The new version includes a password manager: an encrypted password repository that protects users' digital identity and allows them to log into websites with just one click.