Will You Be More Vulnerable Come April 8?

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 27, 2014 02:20 am PST

Panda Security will continue providing anti-malware support for Windows XP despite the operating system’s end-of-life date in April

As previously announced by Microsoft, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect PCs. Despite this announcement, users will still be able to continue using Windows XP, albeit knowing that their computers will be more vulnerable to security risks in general and malware in particular.

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, confirms that its corporate solution Panda Cloud Office Protection will continue to offer the same level of service to Windows XP users, despite Microsoft’s plan to end support for the operating system.

It is very important for us to keep our commitments to our customers”, explained Manuel Santamaría, Global Product Manager at Panda Security. “Nearly 50 percent of the two million computers currently protected with Panda Cloud Office Protection have Windows XP installed, so for our customers it is extremely important that we continue supporting this operating system, particularly after their systems lose product support on April 8, leaving them vulnerable”.

Panda Security recommends that Windows XP users take additional precautions after April, and follow general security best practices to prevent malware infections until they upgrade their operating systems to a safer version.

There is no set End of Life date for Panda Cloud Office Protection to cease to support of Windows XP SP2, however support for Windows SP1 and earlier are due to end on Sep-2015. More information on Panda Security Product Support LifeCycle can be seen here http://www.pandasecurity.com/enterprise/support/lifecycle/

Additionally you can see an Opinion Article on Windows XP End-Of-Life here

Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.8

Panda Cloud Office Protection offers cloud-based proactive protection for corporate environments in real time, thanks to Panda Security’s Collective Intelligence platform. This system ensures maximum security against malware and exploits that take advantage of unknown and unpatched vulnerabilities, regardless of the source of infection.

With version 6.8, launched a few months ago, Panda Cloud Office Protection becomes the only solution in the market to provide centralized, cloud-based control of Windows, Linux and Mac devices. Additionally, this release boasts a list of new interesting features including URL filtering and the ability to scan any type of file.

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain

Panda Security collaborates with The Stella Project, a program aimed at promoting the incorporation into the community and workplace of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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