Scan Methods

OfficeScan clients can use one of two scan methods when scanning for security risks. The scan methods are smart scan and conventional scan.

  • Smart Scan

    Clients that use smart scan are referred to as smart scan clients in this document. Smart scan clients benefit from local scans and in-the-cloud queries provided by File Reputation Services.

  • Conventional Scan

    Clients that do not use smart scan are called conventional scan clients. A conventional scan client stores all OfficeScan components on the client computer and scans all files locally.