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Competitive Benchmarks

Customers need to know not just how a security solution works, but also how well it works. When put through the rigors of real-world testing, Trend Micro's products regularly outperform the competition. Below are the recent results from a number of respected testing labs.

Av-test-awards recently published its corporate endpoint security and certification report for tests which ran in May and June of 2014. Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ achieved a score of 17.5 out of 18, the highest overall score for all participating vendors. Below are the Trend Micro OfficeScan scores for the two tests performed in the Protection category.


0-day Protection   Widespread Malware Protection previously released its endurance test results showing the effectiveness of these corporate security suites over a six month period. Trend Micro OfficeScan achieved the highest overall score of 17.2 out of a maximum score of 18. Consistent scores over time and across all three areas of the test are important as customers need an endpoint security solution that protects, but is also easy to use and doesn't slow down performance.

AV Test Endurance Results


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In recent NSS Labs testing, Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security scored the highest success rate in blocking malware downloads. NSS Labs conducted a continuous series of tests on endpoint protection products to determine their effectiveness against socially engineered malware. Trend Micro’s top score establishes just how well we protect our customers from Internet-based threats. Read the full NSS Labs 2014 Consumer Endpoint Protection Comparative Analysis Report for more details.


Consumer: Average Block Rate on Download

NSS Labs also found Trend Micro to be the fastest in adding protection against unknown threats, clocking in at less than 15 minutes. The results highlight the capabilities of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, which is designed to provide fast protection from new threats.


Consumer: Average Time to Add Protection

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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 2014 results below show the averages for Trend Micro Titanium against all vendors and Microsoft, which they use as a baseline.

Real-World Protection 2013 Averages


Trend Micro's messaging and mail server security ranked first in Opus One’s seven 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 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



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 3 million by the end of 2014.


AV-Test recently published its mobile security endurance tests that measured more than 30 apps over a six-month period. Trend Micro’s mobile security tied for the highest overall score of 13 out of 13 points.


Also, in May of 2014, AV-Test benchmarked mobile security solutions, and Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android excelled and achieved certification. It ranked higher in safeguarding from Android malware than the average of all vendors in the tests.

Malicious Apps


Data breaches are occurring at an alarming rate as cyber criminals have been shown to effectively penetrate a victim’s network by bypassing traditional security solutions. Recently NSS Labs developed a new test focused on reviewing a number of breach detection systems to identify their security effectiveness and their total cost of ownership (TCO) of each vendor’s solution.

Trend Micro’s Deep Discovery Inspector Model 1000 was given a “Recommended” rating including “Above Average” rating for its security effectiveness and Value (TCO per Protected – Mbps). This resulted in it being one of the leaders in this new space. Below are the results of the overall Security Value Map and overall recommendation table.

Security Value Map for Breach Detection Systems

Source: NSS Labs

NSS Labs 2014 Recommendations for Breach Detection Systems

Source: NSS Labs

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