-A hybrid approach is better
-No versioning (no large product updates)
-Low resource consumption
-Not OS dependant
-Not hardware dependant
-Instant access to updates
-New technologies available like outbreak detection or statistics based algorithms
-Sometimes...It is also cheaper
-No internet connection means no cloud
-Susceptible to DDOS attacks
-Resource Consumption just moved in the cloud. It didn’t vanished!
-Connection spikes can cause false negatives (or, even self-DDOS)
-Instant updates can also mean instant faulty updates
-Data center failure means no detection
What Else Can Cloud Offer?
Opens the door to a new set of:
Size Does Matter
-Several sources of URLs means an extremely large number of URLs
-Several clients that query the cloud means a massive number of links that have to be analyzed
-Links have various statuses (clean, infected, phishing, fraud) which change dynamically
-So, one has to move fast...
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
-Targeted attacks stay under the radar
-Slow spreading malware too
Not everybody likes us
-Maybe even social networks?
-And hopefully the bad guys (i.e. Hackers)
-We believe that a hybrid approach is best
-The cloud should be used as another filtering method and not as a universal solution
-Not only there should be a hybrid approach, but also these techniques have to be interconnected
-Although it looks quite easy in theory, creating and maintaining a cloud architecture is not an easy process