Panda Software and Arrakis Team up in The Fight Against Computer Viruses

MADRID, October 8, 2003 – Panda Software and Arrakis -part of the BT group- have joined forces in an agreement that will give visitors to the ISPs website at an exclusive antivirus channel. “Nowadays, to defend computers from the latest threats, users need effective antivirus solutions and accurate up-to-date information,” explains Joaquin Collado, General Manager at Arrakis. “We believe this agreement with Panda Software will let us offer visitors quality services and unique added-value,” adds Collado.

This initiative forms part of Panda Software’s overall expansion strategy centered, in the short to medium term, on significantly strengthening its Internet presence. “An alliance with an ISP with the stature of Arrakis is a key step in our progress towards our goal of ridding the planet of viruses by helping users to protect themselves from malicious code,” explains Jose Maria Hernandez, VP International Expansion at Panda Software.

The Arrakis antivirus channel, with contents provided by Panda Software, offers visitors an exceptional range of protection utilities (Panda ActiveScan, repair tools, etc.) developed by the international antivirus developer. Users are also offered the latest information on viruses and IT security via the Panda Virusometer and Interactive Infections Map, and the bulletins reporting the latest virus developments around the world.

About Arrakis

Arrakis was established in 1996 in Seville as an Internet Service Provider. Just two years later it was a leader in the sector. At the beginning of 1999, Arrakis was taken over by BT, and became its Multimedia Development Center, giving way to a new era of strong investment in technology and placing the company’s services in the vanguard of the sector. In March 2000, Arrakis was the second national Internet service provider to offer ADSL services and in June of the same year it offered the first nationwide flat-rate service. In November 2002, it launched the first 24 hour reduced flat-rate dial-up services, and a month later it began it’s remote access fixed-line phone service.

Seven years after its creation, Arrakis has a portfolio of more than 100,000 access and hosting clients, including more than 14,000 SME’s and professionals. The simplicity and quality of its products, its continuous innovation and its personalized customer services -365 days a year-, have taken Arrakis to the privileged position it now holds in the Spanish Multimedia and Internet market.

About Panda Software

Panda Software () is a leading international developer of antivirus software for all types of customers: corporate clients, small and medium sized companies, and home users. Their 100% in-house, cutting-edge antivirus technology has received awards and quality certifications from the most widely-respected IT security institutions. The company’s commitment to client service and the concept of the protection of computer systems as a 24h-365d Insurance Policy rather than merely a software product has revolutionized the computer security industry.

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