Offloading malware protection to the cloud

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Trend Micro gets smart with a hybrid approach

Published December 2008

A highly respected senior IDC analyst comments on Trend Micro Smart Protection Network: “Whilst it is a grand vision, IDC believes Trend has done a remarkable job of addressing customer requirements for the next generation of hybrid security systems”.

Based on a hybrid approach that Trend calls "Cloud-Client Architecture," The Trend Smart Protection Network integrates hosted security (or cloud-based) services, gateways, and software. Trend's Smart Protection Network promises to reduce endpoint resource consumption, network bandwidth consumption, malware, and overall risk, according to IDC analyst Chris Christiansen.

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