There are many benefits of using a cloud based Antivirus, this new system is making its way into commercial use with such programs as Panda to protect all devices from harmful malware and processes. Below are some benefits of using this technology to protect your business devices.
What is a cloud based antivirus?
Cloud Antivirus is a solution that transfers antivirus scans to a cloud-based server, rather than clogging up a user’s computer with a complete antivirus suite. While traditional security programs rely on the processing power of a user’s local computer, cloud computing solutions install only a small program on a desktop, which connects to the security provider’s Web service. There, data from antivirus scans are analysed, and instructions for appropriate solutions are sent back to the user’s computer.
Some of the benefits of cloud based Antivirus :
- Reduces the strain of the processor By relying on cloud technology to process and understand the scan data provided, a user’s computer only needs to scan its file system periodically and then upload the results. This dramatically reduces the amount of processing power needed to keep a system safe.
- Works in real time – real-time data can be pushed to the desktop client, updating local blacklists (malicious files and sites) and whitelists (approved files and sites), rather than waiting for a user to perform a manual update or relying on once-a-week or once-a-month automatic updates. Cloud antivirus is often less expensive than purchasing a full software suite. All common antivirus features such as virus scanning, scan scheduling, reporting and file removal are a part of cloud-based antivirus offerings. The processing location is the only significant change.
- More efficient – Each instance of the antivirus is connected to the central server in the cloud. Scanning and virus updates can be done in real-time and automatically. This, therefore, reduces reliance on users waiting between the time a security breach is discovered and when protection sent to users.
- Antivirus is needed- Some people think they don’t need antiviruses because they’re careful online – the truth is that, while being careful online does help a lot, antivirus applications are an important layer of security. You could be compromised by loading a webpage in a fully-patched browser with fully-patched plugins if your browser or the Flash plugin has a zero-day vulnerability that isn’t patched yet. In other words, you can become infected through no fault of your own. Having a cloud based antivirus gives you that protection you need
What we use at A PCRepair.
We use software called Panda this uses state of the art technology such as AI and Big Data to really protect your devices against all threats. They only deploy solutions when processes are malicious and harmful to your device and clever enough to detect attacks before they even happen. For more information on why Panda can protect your business please call us