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.
Trend Micro participates in tests conducted by AV-TEST using 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 2016 results.
Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ has achieved certification in all three tests so "far" in 1H 2016. Over the past 2 ½ years that Trend Micro has been participating in this test, it has the highest overall score against our key competitors as seen below. Note, Cylance has only participated in 1 of the 18 total tests all the other vendors have participated in.
Below are the combined average scores Trend Micro received for the tests performed in the Protection category for 1H 2016.
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
The most important category where the protective effect of products is concerned is the test against current online threats. This involves accessing known malicious websites or e-mails in order to test whether the protection product is able to ward off attacks.
The results above show the averages for Trend Micro Internet Security compared to all vendors, including Microsoft, which is used as a baseline for all tests conducted (5 total) in 1H’2016.
The results are based on the test set of 355 live test cases (malicious URLs found in the field), consisting of working exploits (i.e. drive-by downloads) and URLs pointing directly to malware. Solutions are allowed to use all their protection features in detecting these wide ranging set of threats.
Source: AV-Comparatives.org (Note: Results include user-dependent scores)
Trend Micro's messaging and mail server security ranked first in Opus One’s nine consecutive anti-spam tests, outperforming seven leading security vendors, including Barracuda Networks, Cisco, McAfee*, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Sophos, Websense (now Forcepoint) and Symantec (Figure 1). *Note that McAfee dropped their messaging security from testing at the end of 2015 and Forcepoint was added in 2016
Today’s ransomware and Business Email Compromise threats are typically delivered using spam and phishing emails to their intended victims. A proven email security solution can mitigate your risk of becoming infected or falling for socially engineered emails from cyber criminals. Trend Micro email solutions utilize a multiple layer of proven security technologies including IP Reputation, Content Inspection, Newly-borne Host Inspection, and machine learning through our Socially Engineered Attack Protection. These advanced threat protection technologies ensures messaging threats (even those without attachments or embedded URLs) can be blocked before reaching your endusers.
Opus One’s methodology relies on actual corporate mail streams, manually analyzed for threats. It provides significant real-world results, unlike results obtained through automated tests based on artificial mail streams.
Figure 1: Trend Micro email security consistently leads the industry
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. Malicious apps, including ransomware targeting Google's Android platform are continually being developed by threat actors and the number of malicious and high-risk Android apps is expected to reach at least 20 million by the end of 2016.
AV-TEST benchmarked mobile security solutions, and Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android excelled and achieved certification in the three certification tests conducted in 1H 2016. It ranked higher in safeguarding from Android malware and Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) than the average of all vendors tested.
Below are the 2016 average results from these tests.
Detection of the latest Android malware in real-time.
Detection of the latest Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks.
Detection of the latest Potentially Unwanted Android apps in real-time. Potentially Unwanted Apps are those apps that may not be malicious, but could pose a security risk or leak data.
AV-Comparatives performs mobile security tests during the year. For the second straight year, in the 2016 review, Trend Micro Mobile Security detected 100% of the Android malware tested with 0 false positives, tied for best in the field.
NSS Labs 2016 breach detection competitive testing rigorously compared the security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO) of products from the following vendors:
For the third year in a row, Trend is a recommended vendor, for both TCO and security effectiveness.
These closed-door tests subjected the products to an array of sophisticated attacks using advanced malware, stress, and capacity loading across two protocols (SNMP and HTTP). 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, along with OfficeScan, Trend’s advanced endpoint protection for Windows, Mac and Virtual Desktops. These products make use of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ global threat intelligence to detect, analyze, and respond to advanced malware, command-and-control communications, and attacker behavior that is invisible to traditional security solutions.