The basic method to remove threats from our computer is by using client antivirus program and nearly impregnable firewall. However, they can still be breached by very elusive malware and very clever hackers. Regardless of how sophisticated our computer is, it’s still based on rules and riles can be broken or bent. Without doubt, hackers know how to break and bend any system efficiently. It should be noted that antivirus client program doesn’t always work against all threats. Based on our experience, many malware actually start by attacking the antivirus program and malware.
Things can be rather more complicated with specific network solutions. As an example, in a cloud-based environment we need more comprehensive antivirus solution. Better protection is also need to deter hacking and breaches. While cloud-based storage is more versatile and can be accessed from any location, it also means that just about anyone can only be one password away from our valuable data. Many professionals and small businesses don’t understand about the risk of using cloud systems. Cloud computing is essential a virtual repository where millions of terabytes of data are being stored. We certainly don’t want people to access private data, such as documents, videos and others.
We should be aware that millions of people could be using the same cloud service and if our small business relies on it, it’s of the utmost importance to make sure that our data can be kept secure. Cloud shouldn’t only be considered as a storage area, it could also work as an information exchange point where authorized individuals could gain access and share their data to others. However, it could also mean that data that’s potentially ridden with virus, malware, worm and bugs can be spread to others. We should choose a cloud system with proper security mechanism that can detect the latest malicious codes.
Any threat should be filtered immediately and sent to a testing facility. Code can be identified further and collected in threat database. If they are not considered as threat, the information could be allowed into be stored and shared. A proper cloud-optimized system should be able to catch latest malware and viruses, even if they are first distributed only days ago. There are different cloud solutions that we need to consider. They can be integrated with our antivirus client program. It means that we need scan the files for possible malicious codes before we send them to the cloud. The cloud-based security mechanism will re-scan these files to make sure that they are perfectly safe.
This system should work better than relying only on typical A/V solution. Because it is possible that we neglect updating our local solutions and it will be more difficult for hackers to penetrate. They will have similar access to the system and they could do this anonymously. Some cloud solutions could also include a monitoring solution, so it is possible for us to track hackers when they try to compromise our system.