|Juan Santana, Panda Security CEO, Among the 25 Most Innovative Executives of 2009 According to CRN|
|Wednesday, 02 December 2009 00:00|
Juan Santana, CEO of Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, has been chosen by CRN magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Executives of 2009. The magazine pinpoints Panda Security's launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus (www.cloudantivirus.com), the company's free cloud security service, and Santana's comprehensive channel partner program as demonstrations of his innovation. This announcement follows Panda's expanded partner program benefits unveiled earlier this year.
Panda's channel program offers the industry's most comprehensive range of protection, rewards, training and promotions for value-added resellers (VARs) and managed-service providers, along with market-leading cloud security and security-as-a service (SaaS) products. The recent launch of Panda Cloud Protection empowers resellers to be more profitable while providing cost effective services by moving the administration of multiple clients to a single cloud-based management console.
In the words of CRN: "The cloud needs security, too. Juan Santana has pushed Panda Security to bring to market Panda Cloud Antivirus, a security offering that uses a combination of cloud-based scanning and client software to protect PCs from viruses, spyware and other online threats. Santana is also a big believer in the channel. Hence a much-improved Panda channel program."
The people who made CRN's list of the Top 25 Most Innovative Executives of 2009 "put big profits into solution provider pockets with breakthrough products and channel programs that cover the most explosive emerging technology markets." Juan Santana is 24th in the list.
"The fact I'm included in this list is really a tribute to the work of the whole team at Panda Security, and I'd like to thank them for their effort and dedication to our project," said Santana. "It also confirms that the market has recognized that Panda Security's commitment to providing security from the cloud and to innovation is reaping benefits for its resellers and end-users alike."