Panda Software has released Malware Radar, a new automated malware audit service, which detects the threats that slip past traditional security solutions. This solution combats the spectacular growth in the amount of malicious code in circulation which is not detected by existing anti-malware products.

“An astonishing 76 percent of the companies audited during the Malware Radar test phase were infected by malware, even though they had security solutions installed,” says Jeremy Matthews, MD of Panda Software South Africa.
“In 2006, PandaLabs identified more malware examples than in the last fifteen years together. This dramatic increase is due financial gain having become malware creators’ primary motive,” he adds.
Gartner forecasts that by the end of 2007, 75% of companies will be affected by targeted malware, which will have evaded their traditional perimeter and host defences.
The solution to this problem proposed by Panda Software is to complement the security solutions already installed on desktops and servers with periodic malware audits. Malware Radar is the first automated audit service to seek out and eliminate malware that slips past the protection installed.
The Malware Radar service can easily be configured and run from any network computer with an Internet connection and a web browser. As it is a web-based on-demand service, it does not need to be installed on every computer. Once the audit has started, the process is performed automatically and without intervention on the computers specified by the administrator.
Malware Radar is not only compatible with any anti-malware solution installed on the computers, but also complements them to improve network security. Furthermore, the service is transparent to the end-user and resource usage can be adapted to the administrator's preferences.