According to one embodiment, a system features analysis circuitry and detection circuitry. The analysis circuitry features a first processing unit and a first memory that includes a filtering logic configured to produce a second plurality of objects from a received first plurality of objects. The second plurality of objects is a subset of the first plurality of objects. The detection circuitry is communicatively coupled to and remotely located from the analysis circuitry. The detection circuitry includes a second processing unit and a second memory. The second memory includes a virtual execution logic to process content within at least a first object of the second plurality of objects. The virtual execution logic is configured to monitor for behaviors, during the processing of the first object, and determine whether any or all of the monitored behaviors correspond to activities indicative that the first object is associated with a malicious attack.