What is the purpose of cloud-based protection?
Most IT security vendors use the cloud to improve protection levels. Hybrid protection (antivirus databases + proactive defense + the cloud) is the most effective.
The high performance of corporate servers means that cyberthreats detected on user devices can be analyzed faster and more accurately. While the traditional antivirus and anti-phishing database updating cycle usually takes several hours, the cloud can provide users with protection against a new threat within minutes.
Using the cloud can also make a product ‘lighter’ by keeping it from using too much memory and resources on the user device.