Twelve years ago Panda Software was established in Bilbao, Spain with the mission of becoming the world leading antivirus software developer. That mission is becoming a reality, with the multinational company enjoying a leading position among antivirus software companies. It is represented in over 45 countries and its solutions have earned quality awards and certifications from the most widely-respected IT security institutions.
“From the beginning”, explains Mikel Urizarbarrena, president of Panda Software, “we have focused on two main goals when developing our antivirus solutions: to offer the most advanced technology and the most complete range of services. These goals”, adds Urizarbarrena, “have allowed us to expand and earn the confidence of prestigious international entities, such as the Boeing Company and the Central Bank of China”.
A large part of the global expansion of the company is due to its commitment to fulfilling the needs of all types of clients and for designing global solutions and localizing them for each market. The company offers home users the best tool for combating viruses: Panda Antivirus Titanium, which has achieved international acclaim, awards and certifications. Similarly, small and medium sized enterprises are offered solutions tailored to their needs with Panda Antivirus Platinum and Panda Antivirus Small Business Edition. The needs of corporate environments are covered by Panda Antivirus Enterprise Suite and Panda PerimeterScan. Finally, the company also offers a free online antivirus, Panda ActiveScan, which has been designed with the Internet community in mind.
Panda Software’s commitment to service means that it not only provides a range of antivirus solutions for the maximum number of environments and countries, but has also pioneered technical support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and offers daily updates for combating the new viruses that appear every day. Similarly, its 24-hour SOS Virus service will resolve any incident that occurs due to newly created viruses, offering a quick and effective solution in less than 24 hours.
In 2001, Panda Software enjoyed a 44.8% business increase from the previous year. Similarly, the United States subsidiary of Panda Software increased sales by over 110% from the previous year and Internet sales increased sixfold. Between 1995 and 2000 the number of staff at the company worldwide increased by 2,542%. Mikel Urizarbarrena explains, “We grow at the same rate as we revolutionize the market with new solutions that effectively protect users’ computers from viruses”.