Learn more about the key features of WFBS 7.0 and the benefits customers will get from the product.
Key features and benefits of WFBS 7.0 include:
The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network is a next-generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from web threats.
Trend Micro Smart Feedback provides continuous communication between Trend Micro products as well as the company's 24/7 threat research centers and technologies. Each new threat identified via a single customer's routine reputation check automatically updates all of the Trend Micro threat databases, blocking any subsequent customer encounters of a given threat.
By continuously processing the threat intelligence gathered through its extensive global network of customers and partners, Trend Micro delivers automatic, real-time protection against the latest threats and provides "better together" security, much like an automated neighborhood watch that involves the community in the protection of others.
Because the threat information gathered is based on the reputation of the communication source and not on the content of the specific communication, the privacy of a customer's personal or business information is always protected.
With one of the largest domain-reputation databases in the world, the Trend Micro Web Reputation technology tracks the credibility of web domains by assigning a reputation score based on factors such as a website's age, historical location changes and indications of suspicious activities discovered through malware behavior analysis. It will then continue to scan sites and block users from accessing infected ones.
To increase accuracy and reduce false positives, Trend Micro Web reputation technology assigns reputation scores to specific pages or links within sites instead of classifying or blocking entire sites since often only portions of legitimate sites are hacked and reputations can change dynamically over time.
Trend Micro email reputation technology validates IP addresses by checking them against a reputation database of known spam sources and by using a dynamic service that can assess email sender reputation in real time. Reputation ratings are refined through continuous analysis of the IP addresses' "behavior", scope of activity and prior history. Malicious emails are blocked in the cloud based on the sender's IP address, preventing threats such as zombies or botnets from reaching the network or the user's PC.
Trend Micro file reputation technology checks the reputation of each file against an extensive in-the-cloud database before permitting user access. Since the malware information is stored in the cloud, it is available instantly to all users. High performance content delivery networks and local caching servers ensure minimum latency during the checking process. The cloud-client architecture offers more immediate protection and eliminates the burden of pattern deployment besides significantly reducing the overall client footprint.
WFBS now uses a new technology called Smart Scan. In the past, WFBS clients used Conventional Scan, which involved each client downloading scan-related components to perform scans. With Smart Scan, the client uses the pattern file on the Smart Scan server instead. Only the Scan Server's resources are used for scanning files.
URL filtering helps you control access to websites to reduce unproductive employee time, decrease Internet bandwidth usage, and create a safer Internet environment. You can choose a level of URL filtering protection or customize which types of websites you want to screen.