Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 Obtains ICSA Certification for Windows XP

MADRID, October 16, 2003 – Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 the solution that turns computers into a fortress against viruses and hackers, has obtained ICSA certification for its compatibility with Windows XP.

ICSA is one of the most prestigious independent computer security watchdogs in the world, and only awards its certification to solutions that pass a series of rigorous tests. This certification is a guarantee for users of the highest performance of the product.

ICSA has checked and endorsed the effectiveness of Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 when it is installed on computers running Windows XP. This data is particularly significant, as for a software package to provide optimized performance under Windows XP; it must have been designed with the specifications of this Microsoft platform in mind.

“Achieving certification from such a prestigious independent organization like ICSA is a good reason for us to feel satisfied with our work. ICSA certification gives our clients peace of mind that our products come up to the most demanding industry standards,” explains Pedro Bustamante, marketing director at Panda Software. “What’s more, this certification guarantees that installing a Panda Software antivirus provides maximum protection against viruses at all times, whatever the circumstances.”

Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 eliminates all types of viruses and malicious code, both known and unknown, and automatically updates itself every day when the user connect to the Internet. Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 also incorporates the most innovative personal firewall technology on the market, providing complete protection against hackers.

This Panda Software solution respects the normal working functions of your computer while its UltraFast engine exhaustively scans and disinfects the entire system.

Other technological innovations incorporated in Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0 include scanning and disinfection of all inbound and outbound mail; antivirus and firewall configuration wizards; integration with Windows Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes and scanning of network drives and data transferred between computers and PDAs. This solution also includes the Virus Hospital, an area where files suspected of containing a virus can be stored until they can be scanned with new updates.

About Panda Software

Panda Software ( is a leading international developer of IT security solutions for all types of users, from the largest corporations through small and medium-sized companies to home users. The revolutionary technology that drives its products has received awards and quality certifications from the industry’s most widely-respected organizations. The company’s mission is to ensure its clients’ IT infrastructure remains free from the damage caused by computer viruses and other threats. The quality of its solutions, its commitment to customer service and its pioneering concept of 24h-365d protection has revolutionized the IT security industry. Panda Software’s products have been endorsed by the leading quality watchdogs in the sector including ICSA Labs and Checkmark.

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