Smart protection includes services that provide anti-malware signatures, web reputations, and threat databases that are stored in-the-cloud.
Smart protection services include:
File Reputation Services: File Reputation Services off-loads a large number of anti-malware signatures that were previously stored on agent computers to smart protection sources.
For details, see File Reputation Services.
Web Reputation Services: Web Reputation Services allows local smart protection sources to host URL reputation data that were previously hosted solely by Trend Micro. Both technologies ensure smaller bandwidth consumption when updating patterns or checking a URL’s validity.
For details, see Web Reputation Services.
Smart Feedback: Trend Micro continues to harvest information anonymously sent from Trend Micro products worldwide to proactively determine each new threat.
For details, see Smart Feedback.