To many long time users of Trend Micro Internet Security, the missing of a firewall in their latest Titanium series is totally unacceptable. However, I do admire their courage to take this move.
Over the years, I'm feeling that Internet security software has been running into a dead end, drawing more and more system resources; downloading larger and larger update files … this situation is just getting worse and worse.
In places such as China, where the Internet bandwidth is low, users may not be able to get updates to their antivirus software.
With Windows Vista and 7, the built-in firewall is indeed strong enough even for serious users. Titanium will take advantage of this and gives users a cloud-based light weight security solution. I won't say it's a downgrade but just a brave move to face the challenging reality, which I believe many other software vendors will follow suit – it's just a matter of time!
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