ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, today announced that Collective Intelligence, the engine powering its internet security solutions for consumers and business users, has reached a historic milestone by processing 200 million files. Launched in 2007 in response to exponentially rising rates of malware, Collective Intelligence automatically detects, scans, classifies and disinfects the thousands of new samples received every day at PandaLabs. Collective Intelligence was the first cloud-based system for processing modern levels of malware while minimizing the impact on PC performance.
Between January and September of this year alone, Collective Intelligence processed 19.9 million new malware specimens (including new threats and variants of existing families), the same amount as in the first ten months of 2010. Panda Security’s database currently stores 81.9 million malware samples, 24.2 percent of which were created in the first nine months of 2011. These figures show cyber-criminals’ sheer capacity to automate the creation of new malware variants, further evidenced by the average number of new threats created and released every day increasing from 63,000 to 73,000 since last year.
Panda Security pioneered cloud-based security technology with Collective Intelligence and was the first to provide both home and business users with the key benefits of this approach, including elimination of hardware costs; less impact on local server and desktop resource consumption; and greater overall protection against the newest and most dangerous threats.
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