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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 its competitors'. recently published their endpoint security endurance test results which showed the effectiveness of security suites over a 6 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 also doesn’t cause performance issues and is easy to use.

Endurance Test Overall Results


NSS Labs recently released their 2014 Consumer Endpoint Protection test focused on Socially Engineered Malware in which Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security had the highest block rate in blocking on download. This ensures our customers are well protected from Internet-based threats. Download the report here.

Consumer: Average Block Rate on Download

Trend Micro also had the lowest time in the "time to add protection" against unknown threats with a score of less than 15 minutes. Trend Micro architected our Smart Protection Network to minimize the time to protect our customers from new threats and as such, these results showcase our ability in this area.

Consumer: Average Time to Add Protection

Trend Micro OfficeScan recently ranked top in two protection tests by AV-Test, an IT research lab that certifies endpoint security solutions. Below are the results compared with all vendor averages, published in AV-Test's Jan/Feb 2014 report. Download the Trend Micro report here.

0-Day Protection and Widespread Malware Protection


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 2013 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


In 2013, NSS Labs tested consumer endpoint products (EPP) for their ability to detect phishing sites. Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security had the highest block rate against phishing sites. Trend Micro also had the lowest time in the lab's average time to block results, illustrating Trend Micro's ability to collect and assess threat samples and protect our customers from new threats.

Consumer: Mean Block Rate for Phishing

Consumer: Average time to Block - EPP

Source: NSS Labs
Download the phishing report here.

For four consecutive quarters, Trend Micro messaging and mail server security has ranked first in Opus One anti-spam tests against eight leading security vendors including Barracuda Networks, Cisco, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Sophos, and Symantec (Figure 1).

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

Diagram Opusone Antispam results

Figure 1: Trend Micro email security consistently leads the industry


Diagram Opusone antispam testing q1 2013

Figure 2: Trend Micro has the highest in spam catch rate, outscoring 8 other competitors

Source: Opus One

The smartphone has become a universal tool valued for its productivity and fun factor but hated for the problems it can bring. Malware targeting Google's Android platform increased over 1,000,000 apps in just one year, and the number of malicious and high-risk Android apps is expected to reach at least three million by the end of 2014.

In AV-Test's March 2014 benchmarking of 30 mobile security solutions, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android excelled. Trend Micro Mobile Security rated high in protecting against both Android malware and potentially unwanted programs versus the average of all vendors in the test.

Malicious Apps

Potentially Unwanted Apss


Doing well in one test is not enough today, consistently good results over time is the true measure of the strength of a solution. Below are the average results from the past three tests performed by AV-Test for Trend Micro and all vendors who participated.

Test Average (Nov 2013 - Mar 2014) - Malicious Apps

Test Average (Nov 2013 - Mar 2014) - Unwanted 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