Global IT vendor Panda Security has announced the beta release of Panda Global Protection 2012, its comprehensive solution for protecting the information and digital life of home computer users.

Along with the release of the beta, Panda has also announced the launch of a beta testing competition.
All users testing the solution will have access to the final version of the product, and the beta testers suggesting the most helpful improvements will each receive a $200 gift certificate.
Panda Global Protection 2012 is the most comprehensive solution in Panda Security’s new retail product lineup.
The product has continued to improve with the latest version providing even better protection to active Internet users who enjoy Web 2.0 and all the advantages of the digital world.
By leveraging the knowledge and experience of millions of users through Panda’s unique cloud-based Collective Intelligence technology, Panda Global Protection 2012 delivers high-speed, lightweight, near real-time protection against known and unknown threats.
Every day, Panda receives around 71,000 new files to analyse. Of these, some 63,000 are new malware strains that Collective Intelligence can analyse, classify and remedy in 99.4% of cases.
These technologies correlate information on malware received from each computer to continuously improve the protection level for the worldwide community of users. Panda Global Protection 2012 benefits from this vast knowledge base, offering users a more rapid response to new malware attacks.
It is specifically designed for highly active users with the most demanding protection needs. Panda Safe Browser preserves user security and privacy on the Internet, and especially in Web 2.0 environments like social networking sites.
It also lets users encrypt private files and folders to prevent theft of personal, banking and financial data as well as any kind of valuable multimedia content.
The new release also builds on the core functionality that has positioned Panda Global Protection as the preferred solution among PC users.
It includes a highly effective anti-virus engine to protect against known and unknown malware, a firewall with WiFi security to block intruders and hackers, Panda USB Vaccine to prevent USB devices from spreading infections, confidential information filters to keep personal data safe, backup and system recovery and PC performance tuning.
Benefits of the new Panda Global Protection 2012 also include:
* Panda Security cloud-based scanning of viruses and other threats.
* New interface look and feel.
* Improved parental control for even safer Internet surfing.
* New URL filtering system.