Panda Security updates cloud security service, launches Panda Cloud Office Protection v5.05

It’s all about cloud at the moment, and security is no exception. In the last few years, cloud computing has grown from being a promising business concept to one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry. Now, recession-hit companies are increasingly realising that simply by tapping into the cloud they can gain fast access to best-of-breed business applications or drastically boost their infrastructure resources, all at negligible cost.

Panda Security has launched a new version of its cloud security solution. Sold as a software-as-a-service package, the update includes new features designed to simplify management and make the solution more efficient, both for corporate end-users and for channel partners and service providers, claims Panda Security.

Panda Cloud Office Protection v5.05 comprises three parts: Panda Cloud Office Protection for protecting PCs and servers; Panda Cloud Email Protection for corporate e-mail; Panda Cloud Internet Protection for Web traffic. Admins will now have single sign-on access to all three solutions through a console with complete security information about their entire company network.

Also new is an inventory function to identify systems not administered or protected by the solution, sending a warning to administrators so they can protect their network against any type of attack. More new features and improvements include password-protected uninstallation to prevent end users from removing the protection, as well as a claimed reduction in bandwidth usage.

Profile configurations no longer have to be created from scratch, as it is now possible to copy and edit existing profiles with a “single click”. Risk management has also been reinforced, through the option to run specific on-demand scans on high-risk folders and files.

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Christian Harris is editor and publisher of BCW. Christian has over 20 years' publishing experience and in that time has contributed to most major IT magazines and Web sites in the UK. He launched BCW in 2009 as he felt there was a need for honest and personal commentary on a wide range of business computing issues. Christian has a BA (Hons) in Publishing from the London College of Communication.