Next stage in web threat protection

Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure, is designed to effectively protect customers

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  July 6, 2008

The internet has become a cyber criminal's playground with a number of businesses and individuals, who use the internet for daily activities, being preyed upon. Protection from web threats is now a necessity that cannot be overemphasized.

Stopping web threats at their source ‘in the cloud' is considered to be the next stage in protection and Trend Micro, a global leader in Internet content security, has made this possible with the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network.

It combines Internet-based (or ‘in the cloud') technologies with client-based methods to ensure customers have immediate access to the latest and strongest protection wherever and however they connect - from home, within the company's network or on the go.

"Memory-consuming pattern files on PCs and networks have grown exponentially in recent years. In 2005, approximately 50 new patterns were added to a pattern database in a given day; in 2008, that number has grown to 5,000 a day," said Raimund Genes, CTO of anti-malware for Trend Micro.

"By storing the majority of pattern files in an Internet cloud database and keeping them at a minimum on the endpoint, Trend Micro helps stop Web, file and email threats before they reach the end-user or the corporate network. This new approach lightens bandwidth consumption on customers' networks and endpoints, and provides faster and more comprehensive up-to-date protection."

Trend Micro expects to start integrating its new cloud-client file reputation technology into its portfolio of endpoint security solutions for consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as enterprises in 2009.

Web, email and file threat data using reputation technologies have been successfully integrated within the company's security solutions portfolio throughout the past 15 months and currently handle an average of 5 billion queries in a day.

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