Preventing Virus Outbreaks and Understanding Outbreak Prevention Mode

Even before receiving the appropriate pattern file from Trend Micro, an enterprise can deflect, isolate and stem attacks with the help of attack-specific information and Outbreak Prevention Policies from Trend Micro Outbreak Prevention Services. With Outbreak Prevention Services, you can centrally deploy policy recommendations to minimize coordination efforts and help ensure a consistent application of policies throughout the network. Policy recommendations delivered through Outbreak Prevention Services help system administrators respond quickly against new viruses to contain outbreaks, minimize system damage and prevent undue downtime.

Using deployment plans you can restrict the application of Outbreak settings to specific segments of the network if you have divided your network segment into different deployment plans. This approach can prove very useful for large networks composed of several sites. Administrators can apply the settings to only those areas actually affected by the outbreak.

Outbreak Prevention Mode includes the following elements:

  • Downloads Outbreak Prevention Policies — a collection of recommended software settings for handling the virus outbreak

  • Displays the product settings that will be set, thereby allowing you to modify the settings according to the demands of your network

    Outbreak Prevention Services provide recommendations for managed products that must be set.

  • Blocks/deflects malicious code from entering or spreading throughout the network

  • Customizes Control Manager's notification functions for the outbreak

  • Real-time reporting on policy deployment and status

  • Ability to approve and deploy policy manually or automatically

  • Allows you to set a special, abbreviated, update-download schedule that is only active for the duration of the policy

    This enables you to automatically update new virus patterns as soon as they become available.

  • Detailed information on threats as soon as they are characterized