Understanding Outbreak Prevention Policies

Apply Outbreak Prevention Policies, collections of product settings, to your managed products using Outbreak Prevention Services. Trend Micro creates these settings in response to virus outbreaks, and provides them to Trend Micro users as part of the Outbreak Prevention Services.

These policies serve as the key to protecting a network during a virus outbreak. They protect critical points on the network, including the Internet gateway, mail server, file server, caching server, client, remote and broadband user. For example, viruses that only propagate through email will only have policies with settings for messaging systems.

The following diagram illustrates how Trend Micro can deploy policies at all layers to protect critical points during a virus outbreak.

Figure 1. Deploying OPP