Founded by Mikel Urizarbarrena in 1990 in Bilbao, Spain, the company operated under the name Panda Software for the first 17 years. Under this brand, it became market leader in Spain in 1995 and started its international expansion in 1996. It currently has a direct sales presence in 80 countries through an extensive network of subsidiaries and franchises. The year 2007 was a turning point, marking the beginning of a new era for the company in which it set out to consolidate its international expansion. Firstly, it underwent a brand change, and is now called Panda Security, a name that better reflects its commitment to providing global security and control.
Panda Security’s unique technology approach combine Big Data analytics and Collective Intelligence in the cloud, with systems management and hardening at the endpoint.
According to Gartner’s latest report, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (January 2014), Panda Security has moved up from the Niche Players quadrant to the Visionaries quadrant. Gartner describes Panda Security as “The first Endpoint Protection Platform vendor to fully embrace cloud delivery of security services”.
Panda Security is one of the only two Spanish companies to appear in Truffle’s Top 100 best European software vendor companies in 2013.
Panda Security is ranked as one of the top ten global leaders in the IT security sector, according to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation’s report “Spanish Companies Worldwide” (2013).