OfficeScan agents can use one of two scan methods when scanning for security risks. The scan methods are smart scan and conventional scan.
Agents that use smart scan are referred to as smart scan agents in this document. Smart scan agents benefit from local scans and in-the-cloud queries provided by File Reputation Services.
Agents that do not use smart scan are called conventional scan agents. A conventional scan agent stores all OfficeScan components on the agent endpoint and scans all files locally.