WatchGuard Panda Security specializes in the development of endpoint security products. It is now part of the WatchGuard portfolio of IT security solutions. Initially focused on the development of antivirus software, Panda Security has since expanded its line to advanced cyber-security services with technology geared towards preventing cyber-crime.
WatchGuard Panda Security has created its’ own Collective Intelligence model, the first system to automatically detect, analyze, and classify malware in real time. This technology has strongly influenced the development of the new Adaptive Defense security model.
Panda Dome is an antivirus suite with a lot of different features, pricing options, and high-quality protections. It’s got a good malware scanner and a real-time protection engine that will catch nearly any malware thrown at it.
There are nearly a dozen features with even its lowest-cost Essentials package. This means Panda can solve most of your security needs at a low cost. Should you need extended security features, you can purchase the Advanced, Complete, or Premium packages as well.
Installation and Setup
Once you download Panda and run the setup, most everything else is automatic. Panda Dome does not require you to pick and choose settings during the setup process. All of this is set for you after you install. And the most essential features are on by default. That includes Real-Time Monitoring (Antivirus), Safe Browsing, Process Monitor, USB Protection, and Personal Firewall.
In a word, beautiful. The main screen contains the all-important virus scanning tools, alongside a few additional options. If you’re using the basic Essentials version of the software, all of the features are contained on one screen.
However, clicking on any of the feature boxes brings up additional settings. What Panda has changed the most with Panda Dome is removing the pagination. Panda Global Protection and older Panda Security software had multiple pages of features. Now, everything is easily accessible, including a left-hand menu with useful functions.
Panda Dome features
Panda Dome is full of features, almost too many to keep up with. Beyond the now-standard real-time virus monitor and malware removal tools, Panda Security really packs in every possible security feature, including a newly-added VPN service. Key Panda Dome features include Malware scanning and removal, Real-time monitoring, Device management, Wi-Fi Protection, and Personal Firewall. Theres’ also Application Control, Safe Browsing, USB Protection, Process Monitor, Rescue Kit, Virtual Keyboard, and a Fast support button.
Panda Security strengths
Arguably the most important part of any software security application is the antivirus engine. Panda’s malware scanning tool provides excellent, industry-standard functionality and satisfies the most basic needs for data security.
The malware scanning tool is also very efficient. Compared to other, comparable tools, Panda Security’s full scan time is on the shorter side. The impact to CPU and memory is also fairly minimal.
Based on independent lab tests from AV-Comparatives, Panda’s real-time antivirus monitor performs well above average. AV-Comparatives used 316 live virus samples in their test. Panda Security’s real-time antivirus monitor found 100 percent of viruses tested, with no false positives.
Panda Dome includes a personal firewall that allows you to add a deeper level of protection. You can increase or decrease how much protection the firewall provides by selecting whether you’re at home, at work, or in public.
This is a fairly unique Panda feature. Application Control was designed under the premise that your device’s applications can be easy vectors for security risks. Panda isn’t far off with that concern. Many applications can be problematic, especially if they have not be upgraded recently.
Application Control will let you see what apps are installed on your device, and lets you know the app’s current security level. There’s little to see here, however. Panda only issues a warning if some of your software appears to be a security concern.
If you do find that the feature blocks any software you know is secure, you can whitelist certain applications in your settings menu.
The real-time monitor that comes with Panda Dome is extremely effective at blocking threats as they come onto your system. This is confirmed by AV-Comparatives lab tests. Without a doubt, if you want to avoid infections, Panda Security’s real-time monitor is one of the most effective tools on the market.
Additionally, if you’re looking for a complete security package that can cover ad hoc threats, Panda Dome offers one of the most feature-rich security suites out there. It offers good solutions for consumers and businesses alike. The additional security features, if purchased separately, would be far more expensive than they are in the Panda Dome suites.
As a whole, WatchGuard Panda Security is a near-perfect application for those installing it on a clean system, and provides one of the best value-options on the market.
Corporate Armor is very excited to be partnering with WatchGuard Panda Security, and we can’t wait to tell you more about them, and to save you money on the already-economical Panda Dome Essential, Advanced, Complete, and Premium. So email us or call 877-449-0458. Thanks for reading!