The goal of in-the-cloud detection is to reduce the time taken for a security product to use a new malware signature. By querying data published online (i.e., “in the cloud”), security products avoid having to send out signatures to computers.
In-the-cloud detection offers a very rapid response to new threats as they are discovered, but it has the drawback that it requires an Internet connection in order to do the checking.
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