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Panda Security Africa and BDO form Strategic Partnership to Mitigate Cyber-Risk

Leading global cyber security firm Panda Security Africa and audit, advisory and tax firm, BDO South Africa, have formed a strategic cyber alliance to enable BDO to offer a managed security service to their clients, using Panda’s next generation EDR solution.

Predictions for 2018 indicate that cybercriminal activity shows no signs of slowing down, and organizations need to constantly review their cybersecurity strategies to reflect the advanced threats of today. Traditional protection models are no match for sophisticated threats such as ransomware, exploits, script-based and other malware-less attacks – adopting next generation EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) technology into a holistic cybersecurity strategy is where the solution lies.

BDO Advisory’s Director of IT Audit and Cyber Laboratory, Graham Croock, says they chose to partner with Panda Security Africa as BDO is committed to the provision of world class services to clients using best of breed technology. This strategy is supported by the BDO Global Cyber Leadership Group (GCLG) headed up by Greg Garret in the US.

Graham Croock confirms that as cyber security is a global concern, it is imperative that global security service and product offerings are utilized. Given that BDO and Panda are both global players, the fit is perfect. The solution will also facilitate the ingesting of data by the BDO Security Operation Centre (SOC) operations in Israel and Norway which will contribute additional value to the services provided through collaboration.

Traditional endpoint protection is only effective in protecting against known malware. It is not capable of dealing with attacks where exploits, file-less malware and other advanced technologies are used. A solution such as Panda’s Adaptive Defense closes the detection gap and hardens protection to effectively stop ransomware, APTs and other sophisticated attack types. Adaptive Defence is an EDR class technology with a differentiated approach involving the monitoring and classification of all running processes to deliver a 100% attestation service that ensures only trusted applications can execute.

“We are very proud that the industry considers Panda Security as a visionary in advanced protection technologies for the endpoint. This affirms the cybersecurity model introduced by Panda. We became the only manufacturer to offer advanced protection based on the complete visibility of endpoint activity, together with classification services for all running processes and threat hunting. This is a significant innovation and an added value for our technology, our customers and our partners such as BDO, with whom we share the common goal of offering our customers the best services “, says Juan Santamaría, CEO of Panda Security.

Panda Adaptive Defense gathers up to 10,000 data points for each executable. Using big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the service classifies goodware, malware or unknown processes – in real time. Action is automatically taken against malware and unknown processes, blocking them and preventing potential attacks from executing. Manual classification by PandaLabs analysts is done for the 0.015% of programs that cannot be handled automatically – thus ensuring a complete attestation service.  In addition to proactive protection, Adaptive Defense provides unparalleled visibility of endpoint processes for various use cases including audit, forensics and IT operations.

“This partnership between Panda Security and BDO will be important in protecting digital infrastructures and corporate networks in key industries in southern Africa” says Jeremy Matthews, Regional Manager of Panda Security Africa. “We are pleased to be a part of this initiative – adding value to BDO’s risk consulting and management service with Panda’s intelligent endpoint security technology and services” continues Matthews.

About Panda Security

Panda Security is the leading Spanish multinational in advanced cybersecurity solutions and in systems management and monitoring tools. Since its inception in 1990, it has consistently maintained a spirit of innovation and marked some of the most important advances in the world of cybersecurity.

Currently, the development of advanced cybersecurity strategies is the core of its business model. Panda Security has a presence in more than 80 countries and products translated into 23 languages, with over 30 million clients worldwide.

About the BDO Cyber Lab

The BDO Cyber and Forensic Lab provides a host of services, each applicable at different stages of a company’s cyber maturity. A team of cyber consultants – forensic investigators, data scientists, analysts, ethical hackers, business intelligence experts, IT auditors, and change management experts – offer cutting edge forensic analytics technology.

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Panda Security and Altitude Partner to Secure Information in the Contact Center


Panda Security, a leading advanced cybersecurity company, and Altitude, a global provider of omnichannel solutions that deliver great customer experiences, today announced a new strategic partnership. This partnership will combine Panda and Altitude expertise, solutions and services to maximize and optimize the prevention of data leakage in the contact center.

Recent research  shows a 29% increase in data breaches since 2013, with an average cost of $4 million per incident and an average cost of $158 per lost or stolen record. Other reports  point out that, for the first time, in 2015 security events traced to insiders have outranked security incidents by outsiders.

Innovative integrated monitoring and security platform for the contact center

The Panda Security and Altitude partnership will provide an integrated monitoring and security platform that relies on big data and analytics to detect and block outsider and insider threats in the contact center. Both companies will work together to deliver endpoint protection, detection and response, data leak prevention and user/entity behavior analytics.

“Contact Centers need to be more effective in preventing breaches and they need to be able to react if the prevention fails” said Raúl Pérez García, Global Presales Manager at Panda Security. “Our solution, integrated with Altitude, analyzes and correlates all the information generated about cyber-threats in order to initiate prevention, detection, response and remediation routines, configuring a whole security intelligence system able to uncover malicious behavior patterns and generate advanced cyber-security action to pre-empt malware”.

“The deliberate or accidental release of sensitive data in contact centers is a problem with far reaching consequences as companies are required to comply with more regulation to take reasonable technical, physical and organizational measures to protect the security of sensitive information”, states Jesus Cuadrado, Business Solutions Manager at Altitude Software. “Together with Panda, we are bringing to the market a solution specifically designed to stop the loss of sensitive information in a contact center environment, focused on automating the protection and detection of mishandled data”.

Panda Adaptive Defense 360 is the first cyber-security service that combines next-generation protection and detection and response technologies, with the ability to classify 100% of running processes. The platform delivers a complete cyber-security infrastructure, comprising a suite of services that connect contextual intelligence with the solutions that implement remedial actions on endpoints. Adaptive protection against malware, integrating prevention, detection, forensic analysis, categorization of all running processes and automated remediation.

The Altitude uCI (Unified Customer Interaction) suite is a complete, modular contact center software solution that provides all the functionality required to provide customers with the best experience. The modularity of the contact center software solution allows contact centers to grow according to business needs, avoiding significant upfront investments. Whether organizations use all the modules, just part of the solution, or employ 10 or 100 agents, Altitude uCI provides the ability to engage with customers and provide them with outstanding service.


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