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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.

Trend Micro™ Premium Security earned the top score in a recent Network World test of consumer security solutions detecting 100% of malware with zero false positives.

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"The winner in our testing was Trend Micro Premium Security, which has one of the best overall packages for building a defense-in-depth across multiple devices. It was of only two packages to catch 100% of exploits, with no false positives. And it has an easy to use interface, a quick install process, and a huge maintenance suite of helpful programs."


Source: Network World

AVTest Award Best Protection 2014

"Trend Micro Internet Security is the safest product in our test series for consumers in the category of PROTECTION." - Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH awarded Trend Micro™ Internet Security its 2014 Best Protection award for consumer-based security solutions. It outperformed 24 vendors in over six separate test cycles ranking as the best solution protecting against both zero-day (real-world) malware and widespread malware samples. Below are the results from the 1H 2015 tests. Internet Security has achieved certification in the three rounds of certification testing in a total of six tests.

Avtest Certified Homeuser 2015-02   Avtest Certified Homeuser 2015-04  Avtest Certified Homeuser 2015-06

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Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ also competes in similar reviews by AV-Test in 2015 and is performing exceptionally well. OfficeScan has achieved certification in all three tests so far 2015.
 Av-test-badge   Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-02   Avtest Approved Corporate 2015-04

Below are the scores Trend Micro OfficeScan received for the three tests performed in the Protection category for 2015.

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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 below show the averages for Trend Micro Security compared to all vendors, including Microsoft, which is used as a baseline for all tests conducted in 1H 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 analyzed 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 three certification tests so far this year. It ranked higher in safeguarding from Android malware and Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) than the average of all vendors tested.

Below are the average results from these three tests.

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

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AV-Comparatives performs mobile security tests during the year. In the latest one in March 2015, Trend Micro Mobile Security detected 99.3% of the Android malware tested.


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In March 2015, PCSL performed an Android Malware detection test comparing 22 vendors of mobile security solutions, including Trend Micro Mobile Security. Trend Micro was one of several vendors to achieve a 5 star rating:

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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, analyze, and respond to advanced malware, command-and-control communications, and attacker behavior that is invisible to standard 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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