does eset antivirus use cloud technology

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  1. Superman20

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    does eset antivirus use cloud technology ?
     
  2. jimwillsher

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    not to my knowledge, definitions are downloaded locally.

    Solutions such as Prevx get their information from remote servers.
     
  3. cerberrr

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    v4 - NO.

    V5 is supposed to use such technology.
     
  4. SweX

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    Yes it does via ThreatSense.Net
     
  5. Matthijs5nl

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    All vendors use some kind of Cloud computing, it really depends on how you personally define Cloud computing.
    Also it is not true that Cloud computing is better by definition than other alternatives.
    Prevx uses probably the most Cloud computing of all products, Panda Cloud uses the Cloud to get signature updates, but it also keeps a local cache. Also products like AVG, F-Secure, BitDefender, McAfee, Kaspersky and Norton all use some kind of Cloud computing, be it for behavior-based detection, improvement of general protection, collecting data or information about files (Norton Insight, Kaspersky Security Network).

    Currently ESET also has Cloud computing technology, it has ThreatSense.Net which is used for collection of data and possible threats, so the reaction time against threats will be reduced when releasing signature updates. So it acts as an early warning network.
    In the upcoming ESET security products version 5 (Beta expected soon, final release expected in August) that ThreatSense.Net will be improved, expanded and streamlined, so it can provide another layer of security.
     
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    ESET was a pioneer in using a cloud technology as ThreatSense.Net was first implemented in v2 released in 2003.
     
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    Thank you for that information, Marcos, as I was not aware ESET was a pioneer in Cloud Technology.
     
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    Internet is cloud-based too. Depends on what exactly you mean with "cloud".
     
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    My wife says I have my head in the "Clouds". Would this count.;)
     
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    For me, it means the rain is coming. :D
     
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    Version 4 already includes a cloud-based system

    im waiting for version 5 in which this system will be enhanced and streamlined
     
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    If it does, but NOT in the pure definition of the term.

    Please behold: http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN531

    In addition, based upon the first paragraph of the link mentioned above I could say even further that ThreatSense is not a cloud technology.

    Thanks.
     
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    You have to love catch phrases. I'm guessing whoever came up with the "cloud" computing phrase didn't know a thing about computers and that it had been in use for years prior to anyone having to put a name on it that management/PR would love.
     
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    ThreatSense.net already is a cloud-based recollection system for files suspected of malicious behavior.
    It ensures new anti-threat signatures each 6-8 hours.

    With "streamlined" i mean instantaneous signatures distribution to the cloud.

    Now, you got it?
     
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  16. SweX

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    Maybe not of the TERM but of the functionality :)

    You are absolutely right about that. Because ThreatSense is the name of the core engine that NOD32 uses. And ThreatSense.Net is the name of the Cloud feature.
     
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