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August 19, 2010

Antivirus Protection from the Power of the Cloud

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Computer netbooks offer an affordable entry into portable computing especially for buyers with tight budgets.

Basically, netbook users do not want to be frustrated by a slow computer while browsing the Internet or when sending or receiving email. In addition, these lightweight computers are most often used to surf the Internet and many people may not be aware of precautions they need to take to protect themselves against online threats.

Sophisticated netbook users often shut down critical security programs to boost speed of their computer. Despite its sophisticated cloud technology security, anti-virus and anti-spyware for netware must be light on the device’s memory, and run in the background, providing comprehensive, up-to-date protection against online threats without slowing down the system.

In-the-cloud computing technology has been compared to the early proliferation of electricity. Homes, towns, and businesses did not want to rely on their own source of power. They began connecting into a greater power grid, supported and controlled by power utilities. And so along with this utility connection came time and cost savings, in addition to greater access to, and more reliable availability of power.

In-the-cloud computing has evolved through a number of phases including grid and utility computing, application service provision (ASP), and Software as a Service.

Delivering computing resources through a global network was a concept rooted in the sixties by.C.R. Licklider, who was responsible for enabling the development of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network in 1969.

Furthermore, much like what we call cloud computing today, Licklider’s vision was for everyone around the world to be interconnected and accessing programs and data at any site.

Since that time, cloud computing developed progressively, and since the Internet, only started to offer significant bandwidth in the nineties. That’s why there are other key factors that enabled cloud computing to transpire. This includes the maturing of what is known as virtualisation technology. This is universal high-speed bandwidth and software interoperability standards. This is why cloud computing for the masses has taken time, with the most recent being for Web 2.0.

The industry analysts appear to all be in support of next generation cloud computing, also known as private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid cloud environments. The latest technology called cloud computing is transforming today’s computing for a better future in the clouds.

This exciting new in-the-cloud-client content security infrastructure, is designed to block Internet security threats before they reach users. It’s protection while reducing reliance on time-consuming signature-downloads. By combining Internet-based or “in-the-cloud” technologies with smaller, lighter-weight clients, users will have immediate access to the latest protection wherever and however they connect – from home, or when on the go anywhere.

Cloud technology helps automatically stop viruses and spyware before they reach your computer, so it won’t slow you down – it’s a whole new way to protect your computer.

This means that real-time updates keep your PC protected from the latest online threats. This Internet security technology is light on your system resources so your computer runs faster.


Kristin Gabriel writes for Trend Micro; Titanium; Internet Security for Netbooks with cloud technology to automatically stop viruses and spyware before they reach your computer. Titanium antivirus and antispyware is designed to be easy-to-use and understand with simple screens and reports and includes spam blocking and customizable parental controls. www.trendmicro.com

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