In recent months Panda Security has undergone several changes regarding the company’s appearance and identity. This week the security company announced the launch of Endpoint Protection 7.2 - the new version of their cross-platform solution, previously known as Panda Cloud Office Protection. Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Protection Plus, formerly called Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced, now both include antimalware for Android devices.
“The use of smartphones continues to grow at a staggering rate. Android is the most popular mobile operating system worldwide and users can expect targeted attacks in years to come. These attacks will become more frequent and more complex, as cyber-criminals will stop at nothing to gain access to personal information stored on smartphones,” explains Country Manager of Panda Security; Jeremy Matthews.
Endpoint Protection Plus also provides anti-theft protection for businesses that want greater control over devices. This feature enables the locking and remote wiping of devices to prevent thieves from accessing confidential data. It also includes a geo-locating feature and a feature called “snap the thief” which takes a photo of the person who has stolen the device.
The new version includes a feature that will allow the automatic sorting of devices into groups (with their corresponding settings) according to their IP address and rules defined by the administrator. Version 7.2 also uses Panda’s Identity Provider (IDP) service to enhance customers’ security. Instead of passwords, customers will receive a link through which they can create their own user credentials. This will offer them greater autonomy by allowing them to make changes whenever they need.