Discussion in 'polls' started by Page42, Feb 5, 2010.
I've heard it said that lots of people have problems trusting a cloud-based solution. Do you?
If there are problems, then how programs like Hitman pro, prevx etc got a lot of users??
i like cloud based protection along with traditional AV/AS.
well with nearly all vendors jumping on the cloud bandwagon it is but inevitable to use....and ummm.....errr trust it.....
I don't have any problem with cloud, but i like to have control over it.
Such as it doesn't sends information/files unless you allow it
Exactly! Cloud protection+ something more traditional its a great combo. Im using PrevX alongside AV (Avast), and Im proud
On the other hand, dont trust cloud based software, to have only that type of layer. Dunno why...maybe habits from old times, when traditional AV was something basic
Traditional light AV + cloud based software + maybe some kind of HIPS= that feels me much more secure
I believe but not totally I prefer keeping inbuild application like Norton,Panda....
I trust the cloud, I see no reason why I should not. Cloud based protection allows me to stop worrying about updates plus it removes the heavy load on my system. Till I see reason not to trust it I will trust it.
To save things in cloud services is a part of my backup strategies. But I don't trust only in it.
only vendor specific clouds for me
Yes, but it depends on the vendor
Quote, the reason for I voted " No ".
You guys must be kidding . Only innovation such as Cloud-computing technologies can save you nowadays.
Traditional technologies are way OUT of date and can easily be beaten.
Cloud scanners provides you up-to-the-second protection.
It depends on the vendor for me
Not in case when the users is not connected to net then here traditional AV is the perfect choice
Panda Cloud Antivirus will protect PC even without internet connection.
*You bet baby!
Cloud is the best bet we have right now for "list" based detection.
I did not vote,because I just don't know.
I DO trust what is scanned,but I just dont thank it is comprehensive enough.
If other files are added,to make it comprehensive,would I trust it?
Not really for malware. 0 days viruses remain so until someone reports them, it reduces the time between creation and first detection though. On the other hand, there's a tremendous potential in the future of computing practices. Google is already offering so many in the cloud services. What's needed is a cheap wireless universal connection to the Internet anywhere in a city. Privacy will always remain an issue.
There's a category for you.
Choice #4... I don't know if I do or not
Thanks Page42!! I do not know if I am just blind,
or get in too big of a hurry.
Yeah it will but not better than the traditional AVs
I am just talking about users who seldom visit the internet so they only want protection mostly from threats coming from USB
No , I disagree . The tradional antivirus scanning (simply checking if a file is in the antivirus' blacklist of known malware) is the way .
It is always the layered-approach . Cloud scanning , Behaviour analysis and/or HIPS , IPS , Firewall , Whitelisting , Heuristics and finally tradional scanning - I think is what it should be
I thought when I created the poll that there might be some users who initially trusted the cloud, but then changed their mind.
Interestingly, no one has voted for, I once did but I don't now.
Not really, as I expect that vendors are keeping a list of the filenames on my machine. If they get hacked, that list may get into the wrong hands. Then someone will know what I have to try to exploit. I know that is a stretch, but the bad guys are out there working hard to do whatever they can.
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