Cyberattacks are becoming both more frequent and more sophisticated; they target both private users and public and private organizations and institutions. They can therefore not be ignored in the risk operations of any country. For proof of this, we need look no further than the latest edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risk Report: cyberattacks are ranked seventh in terms of probability and eighth in terms of impact.
While global risks are not comparable, since definitions and emerging issues change over the years, cyberattacks, along with environmental risks, have consolidated their position on both the impact and probability rankings since they first appeared on the list in 2012. On the other hand, the the incorporation of digital technologies into an increasing number of aspects of daily life has led to the appearance of instability and risks. These risks have implications at a global level in terms of economy and national security. They include the theft of money, the interruption of operations, the risks associated with fake news, and identity theft, as well as the loss of privacy both for individuals and companies.
This can be seen in the data gathered by our laboratory, PandaLabs, in 2019. It registered 14.9 million malware events; and it stopped 7.9 million potentially unwanted program (PUP) alerts and 76,000 alerts for exploits trying to leverage applications vulnerabilities, networks, or hardware to take over IT systems. This is why we can state that only by coming together to coordinate our actions can we protect cyberspace
Fortunately, as cyberthreats evolve, so too does cybersecurity technology. Today's IT security solutions employ a range of capacities designed to keep networks free of infiltrations, stopping suspicious behaviors and getting ahead of future intrusions.
Over the last few years, Panda Security has designed a visionary strategy that has reinvented traditional cyberdefense models, in some cases getting ahead of the technologies and services demanded by the cybersecurity industry, while at the same time actively participating in the digital sovereignty process.
A disruptive model based on monitoring, recording and classifying absolutely every active process on all computers on the corporate network. This approach is being rewarded by the market, with exponential growth in market share, by analysts with their express recognition and positioning in comparative studies, and by public institutions, with the numerous official certifications that it is receiving. These endorsements certify proven guarantees of trust and security, and allow Panda Security and its solutions to be fully aligned with the European Parliament’s proposals that were approved in motion A8-0189/2018, placing them as the ideal candidates to enter the the plan for a European Cybersecurity Certification.
Panda Security is the leading European company in EDR systems, with 100% European shareholders, technology, and cloud platform, and fully aligned with the European Union’s regulations.
Official Certifications and recognition
External analysts and assessors endorse the change in in the traditional security model to one that uses contextual intelligence. Panda Security was named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) in recognition of our unique 100% attestation service for each and every file and process executed, as well as for our managed Threat Hunting service, both of which are included in the purchase of Panda Adaptive Defense 360.
Our company’s 30 years of work and innovation have paid off: Panda Adaptive Defense has received recognition as the only EDR solution to have achieved the EAL2+ certification in its evaluation for the Common Criteria standard, recognized by all members world wide. And that’s not all: this advanced cybersecurity solution also received the “Qualified IT Security Product” stamp from the Centro Criptológico Nacional (Spanish National Cryptology Center), thus joining the list of organizations recognized with a high ENS (National Security Framework) classification.
What’s more, Panda has received market recognition, thanks to our regular participation in awards in the areas of protection and performance. The independent laboratory AV-Comparatives granted us the Gold Award for maximum levels of protection obtained throughout 2017 in the Real World Protection Test. And we maintained these levels in 2018 in the Real World Protection Test for Performance.
NSS Labs’ 2018 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Group Test evaluated twenty market leading security products (AEPs) in security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO) Panda Adaptive Defense 360 achieved a Recommended rating.
OPSWAT awarded us the Silver Certification in the OPSWAT Program. Panda Adaptive Defense 360 was certified as a compatible advanced cybersecurity solution that incorporates Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Detection and response (EDR), along with 100% Attestation and Threat Hunting & Investigation services. Cristina Stet, Certification Manager at OPSWAT stated that “Panda Security is helping to lead the way in endpoint security including antivirus and EDR, and we’re excited to award the Silver certification for compatibility with industry leading NAC, CASB, SSO, and SSL-VPN solutions.”
In 2019l the platform Citrix Ready Marketplace validated and recommended Panda Adaptive Defense 360 to improve the security of virtualized environments, mobility platforms, networks and the cloud.
The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction for EDR solutions, based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the product or service, culminates the recognitions we have received to date.
Membership and global alliances
Panda Security actively participates in many IT security organizations to establish productive relationships that allow us to improve our products and services. Among these organizations are AMSTO (Anti-malware Testing Standards Organization), the Centro Criptológico Nacional (National Cryptology Center), and Virus Total.
We are also members of the Cyber Security Tech Accord, a public commitment among over 60 large global companies, to protect and empower citizens online, and to improve security, stability and resilience in cyberspace.
Along the same lines, Panda has recently joined the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) to work together in good faith to share threat information and improve the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem by allowing high quality information about cyberthreats to be shared in real time between companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field.
In the framework of the 29th edition of the RSA Conference, Panda Security, as a Spanish multinational originating the the Basque Country, announced its participation in a new business association: Cybasque. It is made up of Basque cybersecurity companies, and aims to promote the application of cybersecurity in the industrial environment, and raise societal awareness of the physical and logical security risks of the digital economy that we are part of.
In parallel, and with similar objectives, Panda is proud to collaborate with organizations such as asLAN, AEI Ciberseguridad and ISMS.
These global alliances and recognitions are also inherited by Cytomic, Panda Security's new business unit, which was created to provide the specialization and attention needed to resolve security issues in organizations with higher demands and a greater level of cybersecurity maturity; and now under the umbrella of WatchGuard's Strategic Account team. The aim is to redefine corporate cybersecurity to keep its clients free of threats, minimizing risk in corporate environments and reinforcing the security of their devices, data, and people.