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September 28, 2010

Panda Security, Brazilian army collaborate to combat cyber-warfare

To provide endpoint protection offerings for all types of unknown malware and Internet threat

By CBR Staff Writer

Panda Security, a provider of cloud-based security offerings, has signed an agreement with the Brazilian Army, to provide endpoint protection offerings for all types of unknown malware, targeted attacks and Internet threat.

Under the agreement, the company will provide security offerings for 37,500 computers belonging to the Army’s Military Commands around the country and train its operational agents involved in the fight against cyber-terrorism, digital crime and strategic intervention for cyber-warfare.

The company said that it’s anti-malware laboratory will work with the Army’s Cyber-Warfare Communication Center to train those involved in the scientific and forensic investigation of cyber-crime.

The collaboration involves the exchange of malware samples and the company will provide a rapid response and classification within 24 hours of malicious codes affecting Brazil.

Brazilian army brigadier general Santos Guerra said that the real selling points that they are confident that the Brazilian Cyber-Warfare Communication Center will benefit from the knowledge and experience accumulated by Panda in the fight against cyber-crime.

"We have approximately 60,000 computers throughout the country and we suffer an average of 100 intrusion attempts each day across our 12 IT centres. We want to protect the integrity of our systems and be prepared for any potentially critical situation," Guerra said.

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