Smart Firewall added to FREE Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Latest beta release incorporates a full-fledged community-based firewall which automatically assigns process privileges according to their risk level.
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Aug. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- - New beta version now available for download at

Bracknell, August 24th, 2011:

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced a new beta version of its popular Free Panda Cloud Antivirus, the first cloud-based antivirus solution. Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.9.1 Beta incorporates a smart community-based firewall to better respond to user needs and further maximize protection.

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The full firewall automatically assigns inbound and outbound communication privileges to processes according to their risk level. This new module includes the following features:
1. Application rules for users to specify which programs may access the network or the Internet.
2. System rules for all programs. Unlike other firewalls, system rules are included in the same screen as application rules, allowing for prioritization between the two sets of rules.
3. Rule priority for users to configure the order in which rules are applied.
4. Automatic management of permissions for programs establishing network connections, based on the risk rating assigned by Collective Intelligence:
   * Automatic creation of rules allowing inbound and outbound connections for programs detected as “Safe”.
   * Automatic creation of rules allowing outbound connections for “Low-Risk” programs.
   * Automatic creation of rules blocking inbound and outbound connections for “High-Risk” programs.
5. Local notifications of connection attempts, and ability to create rules and set permissions from warning messages.
6. Rule import/export.
7. Notification in reports of blocked connection attempts.

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“The firewall, like the program, aims for zero intrusiveness,” said Pedro Bustamante, Senior Research Advisor, Panda Security. ”It takes appropriate decisions for users as it manages rules and permissions automatically based on the knowledge gathered by Collective Intelligence from our user community. Also, it lets advanced users create, edit and prioritize rules manually.”

Besides incorporating this new feature, the beta release includes the usual batch of bug fixes and optimizes the performance of automatic and manual scans.

Existing Panda Cloud Antivirus users will be automatically upgraded to version 1.9.1, whereas new users can download the software at

More information is available at

The Panda Cloud Antivirus has award-winning credentials - including: "Softpedia - 5 stars", "PC Magazine (RU) - Best Software 2010", "PC World (LA) - Best Security Software" - and the additional firewall functionality is sure to continue this trend. Independent tests confirm Panda Security solutions are industry leading in detectiona and performance - see our recent awards here

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 61 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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