Panda Software jJoins the Network Admission Control (NAC) Program

MADRID, April 18, 2005 – Panda Software announces that it has joined Network Admission Control (NAC) program, a Cisco-led industry initiative that helps enforce security policy compliance on all devices that try to access network resources, thereby limiting possible damage caused by viruses and other threats. By doing this, Panda Software takes another step forward in its commitment to safeguarding IT security in companies, who will have more protection options to keep their networks safe from all types of Internet threats using the most advanced technologies.

With the integration of Cisco Trust Agent, a key technology delivered through the NAC program in Panda Software’s anti-malware solutions, clients of both companies will benefit from an extra layer of protection against Internet threats. This is because NAC technology checks the security level of any device that can connect to the local network and if it does not comply with the security policy established, it will not be allowed to access. This prevents malware from spreading and helps make the corporate network more secure.

The NAC program is a key component of the Cisco Self-Defending Network security strategy which helps customer networks identify, prevent and adapt to security threats.

“Cisco is pleased to have Panda Software participating in this collaborative industry program,” said, Russell Rice, director of product marketing in the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems, Inc. “Panda’s ClientShield enhances the NAC program, and helps bring an integrated and collaborative approach to endpoint security. This collaboration within the NAC effort will provide IT organizations a strong toolset for helping to defend against a variety of threats including malicious attacks, adware, system intrusion and spyware.”

Luis Corrons, Head of PandaLabs, explains: “the incorporation of our products in the NAC program aims to achieve higher levels of security and scalability for clients of both companies. One of the most serious security problems in corporate networks comes from connections from computers that, for some reason or another, could be infected by malware or are not properly protected, which could infect the rest of the computers in the network. Therefore,” he adds, “strict security policies need to be implemented that all devices that can connect to the network must comply with. Our products, which will integrate with the Cisco Trust Agent, will help facilitate the task of monitoring the security levels of computers connecting to corporate networks.”

As well as one of the most advanced antivirus technology, ClientShield with TruPreventTM Technologies, also integrates systems to block spam, and protection against hackers, spyware, dialers, hoaxes, jokes, etc. ClientShield also provides companies with an extra layer of protection through its TruPreventTM Technologies. These preventive technologies detect and block unknown viruses and intruders, preventing fast spreading worms like Sasser, Mydoom or SQLSlammer from getting into the network and spreading.

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About Panda Software

Panda Software is one of the world’s leading developers of IT security solutions, with offices in 50 countries. It is an established pacesetter for the sector in innovation and expansion and is unequalled in terms of satisfying customers’ needs for the most advanced technologies, products and services to keep IT resources free from viruses and other threats at the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership. The company’s unique TruPreventTM Technologies, the most intelligent technologies to combat unknown viruses and intruders, offer unrivalled preventive protection for all types of clients: from the largest corporations through small and medium-sized companies to home users.

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