Cloud is a metaphor for the Internet.
Cloud computing is a mechanism for allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the Internet without needing the knowledge, expertise, or control over the infrastructure that supports them. For example, in-the-cloud security detects and blocks threats in the cloud where they occur and before they can harm your computer or network.
The term “cloud” comes from the cloud symbol that is frequently used to represent the Internet on flowcharts. Simply stated, cloud computing means that hosted services are delivered through the Internet to the user.
The cloud is an ideal way to provide Internet security. Trend Micro™ Titanium™ uses the Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, a cloud security infrastructure that stops threats before they reach your computer. A thousand security experts are at work, around the globe and around the clock, constantly checking for security problems and creating fixes in hours, not days. Because updates are done in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about updating your software. You are always protected against the latest threats.
Since processing is also done in the cloud, Titanium uses less of your PC’s memory and disk space, so it won’t slow you down. The bulk of the information resides on databases in the cloud and not on your computer. This means that your security software isn’t using up your system resources – such as hard drive space – leaving it free be used in other ways.
There are so many advantages to using the cloud for Internet security. Trend Micro uses the Smart Protection Network, to give you smart, fast and easy-to-use protection.