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Competitive Benchmarks

Sure, you need to know how a security solution works, but it’s even more important to know how well it works. When put through the rigors of real-world testing, Trend Micro's products regularly outperform the competitions’. Below are the recent results from a number of respected testing labs.

AVTest Award Best Protection 2014

Trend Micro participates in tests conducted by AV Test using both our commercial and consumer endpoint products as well as our mobile product. For the endpoint products AV Test runs bi-monthly testing covering three areas including Protection, Performance, and Usability. The Trend Micro solutions consistently rank at the top of the vendors participating in the tests. Below are the 2015 results.


Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ has achieved certification in all six tests in 2015.
    Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-02   Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-04   Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-06
Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-08   Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-08   Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-12

Below are the combined average score Trend Micro OfficeScan received for the tests performed in the Protection category for 2015.

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When compared to other competitors who participate in the test and looking at the scores for the three different components as well as the overall score (maximum 18), Trend Micro OfficeScan ranks as the best or close in each category.


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Trend Micro also consistently ranks ahead of the pack against 20+ other security vendors in AV-Comparatives' Whole Product Dynamic Real- World Protection Test. The results above show the averages for Trend Micro Security compared to all vendors, including Microsoft, which is used as a baseline for all tests conducted(8 total) in 2015.

Source: (Note: Results include user-dependent scores)

Trend Micro's messaging and mail server security ranked first in Opus One’s eight consecutive anti-spam tests, outperforming seven leading security vendors, including Barracuda Networks, Cisco, McAfee, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Sophos, and Symantec (Figure 1).

Opus One’s methodology relies on actual corporate mail streams, manually analysed for threats. It provides significant real-world results, unlike results obtained through automated tests based on artificial mail streams.

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Figure 1: Trend Micro email security consistently leads the industry


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Figure 2: Trend Micro has the highest spam catch rate, outscoring 7 other competitors

Source: Opus One

The smartphone has become a universal tool valued for its productivity and fun factor, but hated for the security problems it can bring. Malware targeting Google's Android platform increased to over 1 million apps in just one year, and the number of malicious and high-risk Android apps is expected to reach at least 8 million by the end of 2015.


AV-Test benchmarked mobile security solutions, and Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android excelled and achieved  certification in the six certification tests conducted in 2015. It ranked higher in safeguarding from Android malware and Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) than the average of all vendors tested. Note, real-time testing was added in July of this year.

Below are the average results from these three tests.

Avtest Certified Mobile 2015-01    Avtest Certified Mobile 2015-03    Avtest Certified Mobile 2015-05
Avtest Certified Mobile 2015-07   Avtest Certified Mobile 2015-03   Avtest Certified Mobile 2015-05

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AV-Comparatives performs mobile security tests during the year. In their2015 review, Trend Micro Mobile Security detected 100% of the Android malware tested with 0 false positives, the best in the field.


NSS Labs 2015 breach detection competitive testing rigorously compared the security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO) of products from the following eight vendors:

  • Cisco
  • FireEye
  • Fidelis
  • Fortinet
  • Blue Coat
  • Lastline
  • Check Point
  • Trend Micro

These closed-door tests subjected the products to an array of sophisticated attacks using advanced malware, stress, and capacity loading. TCO assessments included purchase price, maintenance, and operational costs.

NSS Labs tested Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery Inspector, a network appliance that uses multiple threat engines, custom sandboxing, and Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network global threat intelligence to detect, analyse, and respond to advanced malware, command-and-control communications, and attacker behavior that is invisible to traditional security solutions.

Security Value Map for Breach Detection Systems

Source: NSS Labs

NSS Labs Breach Detection Test Results

Source: NSS Labs

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