Panda Global Protection 2011 is a beta look at Panda's next generation security suite, which comes packed with features to keep your PC safe from hackers, malware and other online threats.

The suite's core antivirus engine, for instance, is forever monitoring the files you access or download, along with your email and instant messaging attachments, detecting and blocking threats before they can cause any damage.

Panda's TruPrevent Technologies and heuristic algorithms will then monitor application behaviour and analyse program code, allowing the suite to detect even brand new, unknown dangers.

The Global Protection 2011 firewall detects your current networks, automatically assigning then appropriate security settings (though of course these may be customised to whatever suits your needs). Incoming attacks are blocked, you're alerted to unauthorised outgoing connections, and it's easy to create whitelists that define exactly which systems can (and which really cannot) access your wireless network.

And you also get a spam filter, identity protection, and parental controls (though the latter isn't installed by default), along with a simple backup tool, a virtual keyboard to help you bypass keyloggers, and more.


There doesn't appear to be much in the way of browsing protection yet, but otherwise, even though it's a beta, this seems a stable security suite that makes only the minimum demands on your system resources