Panda Global Protection 2015 beta is a preview of Panda's all-in-one security suite.
The package has a stack of major new features. Parental Controls reports on what your kids are doing online, and block access to the sites and site categories of your choice. A Data Shield alerts you when unknown applications try to access confidential documents. And a simple PC Tuneup module wipes junk files and your web histories (for IE, Chrome and Firefox), defragmenting your hard drive when it's done to maximize performance.
Built-in wifi protection now detects and highlights intruders. Cloud-based detection helps to reduce the program's demands on your resources, and the program is packaged in a revamped, more customisable Windows 8-like interface.
Installation proved quick and easy for us, and at first glance everything seemed to work as expected. We tested the suite for compatibility, too, installing it alongside Norton Internet Security 2014, and there were no apparent problems.
This is still a beta, of course, so you need to treat it with caution. Don't install the program unless you've a system backup available, and you know how to recover if it somehow breaks your Windows setup.
But if you're interested in Panda, or Global Protection in particular, this is a good first beta, and its default 90-day licence means you've plenty of time to explore the new features.