The “cloud” is simply using the Internet to access shared computing resources. It’s changing the way we consume, share, and use digital information because it makes access to information and computing power easier, faster, more affordable, and under the right circumstances, more secure.
When your information is in the cloud, you can access it from anywhere you connect online. You don’t need to carry it with you on a computer or build large data centers to store it. And you don’t need to manually update your software if it is provided to you through a cloud-based service.
As a consumer, cloud computing provides easy-to-use applications and services, but you need to know your personal information and files are secure.
As a business owner you need to understand the opportunities and risks of cloud computing, and how to make the move that’s right for you and your business.
Finding the right security strategy can help you take advantage of the amazing potential for enterprises to control their data, maintain compliance and decrease costs.
Regardless of the approach you take to cloud computing, you’ll need a solid security foundation that spans across all of your platforms – physical, virtual, and cloud.
Trend Micro began its own journey to the cloud with the development of the Smart Protection Network infrastructure more than five years ago. We implemented a cloud-based email reputation collection and correlation database. This was soon expanded to include web reputation checking, and later file reputation, to create a triad of global threat intelligence correlation.
By providing more complete threat intelligence, faster threat detection and blocking, and smaller pattern file updates, Smart Protection Network has proved the efficacy of cloud-based protection for overcoming the volume and complexity of today’s threats.
While delivering security from the cloud, we also took an active role in advancing security technologies for the cloud. As an early adopter of virtualisation and cloud computing, we gained a clear understanding of the challenges to extending threat protection into emerging cloud environments, resulting in product innovations that lead the industry and continue to evolve.
Trend Micro’s vision for securing your journey to the cloud is to provide smarter protection that travels with your data as it moves across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
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