Panda Software Launches Free Anti-Malware Suite for Linux Workstations

Panda Software is launching Panda DesktopSecure for Linux, a complete security suite for protecting Linux workstations. This solution is available free to Linux users here.

The new Panda Software solution includes signature-based detection of malicious code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine -- a new technology capable of detecting more unknown malware than traditional heuristics. It also has the advantage that all these features can be controlled simply and intuitively through a single graphic interface.

Panda DesktopSecure for Linux is designed specifically to meet the security demands of this operating system and so comes with a powerful firewall. It is aimed at both home users and companies with workstations running Linux.

The case of companies with heterogeneous Windows/Linux environments is of particular concern, as Linux computers are not just exposed to specific threats but can also act as a launch pad for the propagation of infection to Windows systems within the local network.

The Panda Software solution not only protects transparently against known Internet threats -- thanks to its daily updates against the most recent malware -- but also protects against those threats that have not previously been detected, thanks to the Genetic Heuristic Engine, a new technology which analyzes the 'genetic profile' of each file.