CUPERTINO, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro has earned a "Recommend" rating for its over-time protection rating and unique malicious site blocking score in the Q2 2010 NSS Labs Endpoint Protection Products Group Test Report covering socially-engineered malware. While the average security vendor took days to block a malicious website, Trend Micro had the fastest time, taking only a matter of hours. Not sponsored or funded by any security vendor, the NSS Labs test emulated the experiences of average users and focused on threats active on the Internet gathered from the company's extensive intelligence network.
"For the last two years, NSS Labs has been an instrumental leader in establishing a new scientific baseline of endpoint protection effectiveness based on threat detection rates and time-to-block," said Raimund Genes, CTO of Trend Micro. "The purpose of NSS Labs testing standards – to determine how well security products protect users from socially-engineered malware – aligns with Trend Micro's mission of going beyond simple detection rates and focusing on protecting the customer from 'real-world' threats, and the speed and aggressiveness with which cybercriminals are moving."
This year, the Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ product, the company's enterprise endpoint solution, was rated the best at protecting against socially-engineered malware. OfficeScan achieved an over-time protection rating of 95.2 percent, a unique malicious site blocking score of 86 percent, and caught 60.6 percent of zero-hour blocks, the percent of threats blocked upon first exposure to the endpoint. Its average time-to-block was less than five hours, compared to the overall average of nearly two days (45.8 hours.) Time-to-block is the average time after the first exposure for security vendors to provide a block to new threats.
"Trend Micro OfficeScan led the competition in protecting against web-based socially-engineered malware," said Rick Moy, president of NSS Labs. "Our researchers found the product easy to use and its malware protection consistently excellent throughout testing."
Trend Micro OfficeScan is powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure. Through the Smart Protection Network, Trend Micro scans, filters and correlates more than 45 billion emails, websites and files every single day, and then leverages that data to rapidly identify and respond to emerging threats, and improve the existing response to known threats.
As Trend Micro extends its business into security from the cloud, customers will benefit in real-time -- rather than having to wait for the next update -- as the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network improves its security response. Every new Trend Micro customer joins millions of other Trend Micro customers to help create better and better security to keep out the bad guys in real time.
For the full report, please visit: http://nsslabs.com/host-malware-protection/q2-2010-endpoint-protection-product-group-test-report.html
About the NSS Labs Q2 2010 Endpoint Protection Products Group Test Report
Designed to address the challenges faced by IT professionals in selecting and managing security products, NSS Labs reports offer unbiased, actionable information based on actual test results. Using its real-world test methodology, NSS Labs evaluated 10 leading endpoint protection products to determine their protection against web-based socially-engineered malware. Each product earned a rating of either "Recommend," "Neutral," or "Caution" based on its composite test results. Only the top technical products earn a Recommend rating, regardless of their market share, brand recognition, or the company's size.
About NSS Labs, Inc.
NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading independent information security research and testing organization. Its expert analyses provide information technology professionals with the unbiased data they need to select the right product for their organizations. Pioneering intrusion detection and prevention system testing with the publication of the first such test criteria in 1991, NSS Labs also evaluates firewall, unified threat management, anti-malware, encryption, web application firewall, and other technologies on a regular basis. The firm's real-world test methodology is the only one to assess security products against live Internet threats. As such, NSS Labs tests are considered the most aggressive in the industry and its recommendations are highly coveted. Founded in 1991, the company has offices in Carlsbad, California and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.
About Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ Suite
Trend Micro OfficeScan is part of Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security – a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions which is powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™. Trend Micro Enterprise Security delivers maximum protection from emerging threats while minimizing the cost and complexity of security management.
For more information on Trend Micro OfficeScan, please visit: http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/enterprise/officescan-client-server-edition/index.html
About Trend Micro:
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch at www.trendmicro.com/go/trendwatch to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit www.trendmicro.com.
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