ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, and Microsoft have signed a collaboration agreement to develop cloud-based antivirus security services on Windows Azure. Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0 is a cloud-based security service for PCs, servers and corporate laptops managed remotely from anywhere through its Web-based console. A new version will be hosted in Windows Azure, a cloud platform designed to host, scale and manage Web applications. Windows Azure uses a set of privacy and security controls that ensure maximum protection of its hosted data and applications. The free beta of Panda Cloud Office Protection is now available for download at http://www.pandasecurity.com/promotions/betatest/pcop.
Panda Security is migrating its new solution to Windows Azure to enable management of an even larger number of computers, effectively deploying the service to new countries and preventing service downtime. Windows Azure has provided an adequate work environment and let the company maintain most of the technologies used in the original platform.