Panda Security, a cloud security company, today (July 20) announced the general availability of the Beta2 version of Panda Cloud Antivirus. It’s said to be a thin-client, cloud-based antivirus, which halves the impact on computer performance compared with traditional antivirus products.

Since its original launch on April 29, and with the participation of the product’s user community, more than three million new malware samples have been received at PandaLabs, informs the company.

Panda Cloud Antivirus includes local and remote antivirus protection, as well as anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, heuristic scanning, and a goodware cache. On average, the company says, it consumes 17 MB of RAM, and ensures a 50% improvement in computer performance compared to traditional antivirus products.

The antivirus represents a new security model based on ultra-light client/server architecture to process and block malware more effectively than products that rely on locally installed signature files.

By shifting the process of analyzing and identifying malware to the cloud, and applying non-intrusive interception techniques in client architecture, the antivirus promises to deliver advanced protection against new and unknown viruses with a light, resource-friendly agent, the company says.

According to the company, users can download this new version for free from


About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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