Profile: Panda Security is a global leading provider of IT security solutions, with millions of clients in more than 200 countries and products available in 23 languages. Their mission is to develop and supply global security solutions to keep their clients' IT resources safe from the damage inflicted by viruses, intruders and other Internet threats at the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership. Panda Security proposes a new security model, specially designed to firmly combat new types of cyber-crime. This results in technologies and products with much greater detection and efficiency rates than the market average, providing a higher level of security to their users.
History: Founded in 1990 in Bilbao, Spain, by Mikel Urizarbarrena, the company has been called Panda Software for its first 17 years. Under this brand, it became market leader in Spain in 1995 and started its international expansion in 1996. It currently has direct sales presence in 56 countries through an extensive network of subsidiaries and franchises. The year 2007 has been an inflection point, opening a new era in the company's history to consolidate its international expansion. To start, they have changed brand: they are now called Panda Security, a name that better reflects their commitment to providing global security. Furthermore, important investment groups, like Investindustrial and Gala Capital, have entered the company's share capital.
Products and solutions: Panda Security has various product lines, for companies and home users: security software, security appliances and managed security services. All of their solutions are backed by tech support, made up of an expert team of professionals available at all times. Recent milestones in technology and innovation: Their corporate slogan, One step ahead, sums up the competitive advantage that has characterized their company from the start: their commitment to continuous innovation and change, their capacity to keep one step ahead in the fight against computer threats.