SOURCE: Pandora Corp.

December 30, 2008 06:00 ET

Pandora Corp.'s Holiday Giveaway Has Successful Start

Continuing Through the End of New Year's Day, Parents Can Get a Free Copy of PC Pandora Computer Monitoring Software at www.pcpandora.com; So Far, Over 34,000 Requests for Software Have Been Made; Computer Monitoring Software Helps Parents Keep Their Kids Safe From Multiple Online Threats

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 30, 2008) - In the spirit of giving, Pandora Corp. played "Santa" this year by offering free copies of their signature computer monitoring software, PC Pandora.

Starting at 12:01 AM on December 25th, parents were invited to visit www.pcpandora.com and get a free copy of what is considered by many to be one of the best tools a 21st century parent can use.

"We've had a fantastic response," says Pandora Corp. co-founder Manuel Coats. "Our Pandora's Blog has become a good sounding board and a way for people to contact us with questions. Parents seem truly excited and the overall feedback has been great across the web."

So far, over 34,000 copies have been requested and there are 3 days to go! There are no strings attached; in fact, there is even a bonus: parents who take advantage of the giveaway will be given an e-coupon to use on the next release of the software, PC Pandora 6.0, set for release in early 2009. The new version will contain standard upgrades and modifications plus many important new features including the optional Pandora LIVE, a web-based subscription service that will allow near real-time monitoring as well as the ability to change or modify settings remotely. Co-founder James Leasure hopes that people come back and take a look at the new version once the economy turns around.

"The economy had a major effect on holiday spending this year, and Internet safety can't be put on the back burner," explains Leasure. "We want to make sure that kids using new PCs stay safe online. So we're helping parents get the best safety tools for free right now, when many people are telling us that they simply can't afford discretionary spending."

Leasure hopes parents will be able to see how incredibly efficient the software is and what a powerful tool it can be in 21st century parenting. Essentially, PC Pandora is computer monitoring software that records all activity on a computer. The program's first-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the screen. This allows parents to see everything their child does both on and offline first-hand. Further details of user activity are made available in text-based files, including websites visited, emails sent and received, instant messenger chats, keystrokes logged, peer-2-peer files shared, Internet search queries, programs accessed and more. Additionally, the IRIS feature can send those text-based files right to a parent's email -- an invaluable component for working moms and dads that can't always be home when the kids are online.

"It's critical that parents understand what's happening online," says Coats. "If your child is visiting websites you don't approve of, creating and maintaining multiple social network profiles, talking to strangers online, downloading illegal movies and music, or falling victim to or -- worse -- acting as a cyberbully, you will know about it if you are using computer monitoring software. And with that knowledge, you can act appropriately as a parent."

There is still plenty of time left to grab a copy if you haven't already. The giveaway will be available and the virtual doors will stay open until the end of New Year's Day. Visit www.pcpandora.com and use the code PCPANDORANEWYEAR at checkout to get a copy of PC Pandora -- absolutely free!

"The bottom line is keeping kids safe online," states Leasure. "Our holiday gift to parents this year is giving them the tools they need to do just that."

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal -- to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandora's Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In February 2008, Version 5.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. In addition, through the company's SAFE SCHOOLS program, schools and school districts can receive up to $100,000 worth of software to aid in protecting their students and their PCs. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

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