Smart Protection Server is a next-generation, in-the-cloud based, advanced protection solution. At the core of this solution is an advanced scanning architecture that leverages malware prevention signatures that are stored in-the-cloud.

This solution leverages file reputation and web reputation technology to detect security risks. The technology works by off loading a large number of malware prevention signatures and lists that were previously stored on endpoints to Smart Protection Server.

Using this approach, the system and network impact of the ever-increasing volume of signature updates to endpoint is significantly reduced.