Trend Micro OfficeScan Earns Highest Overall Score in 2014 AV-TEST Endurance Assessment
Comprehensive endpoint security solution ranks superior in protection, performance and usability
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global leader in security software and solutions, today announced Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ received the highest overall score in AV-TEST's endurance evaluation of corporate endpoint solutions. This six-month assessment reviewed a field of eight security solutions for small- and medium-sized companies. OfficeScan scored No. 1 overall across the three most important categories to IT Security organizations including protection, performance and usability, earning 17.2 points out of a maximum score of 18. During the test, Trend Micro earned the highest score in the performance category.
"Providing better protection across a broad range of integrated security capabilities and flexible management is important not only to keep important business data safe, but to create a superior administrator and user experience," said Eric Skinner, vice president, solutions marketing, Trend Micro. "Earning the highest overall score in this competitive endurance evaluation validates Trend Micro's overall innovation and OfficeScan's long-term performance, usability and superior protection."
The AV-TEST endurance assessment evaluated the level of protection, performance and usability of security solutions when operating on Windows XP, 7 and 8 platforms throughout a six-month period. Companies examined included Trend Micro, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Labs, F-Secure, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos and Microsoft.
Trend Micro's top score in the performance category demonstrates OfficeScan's ability to support demands for security, while not impeding the endpoint performance of other tasks. To determine scores for the protection category, AV-TEST evaluated the detection rates of the security solutions in both real-world and AV-TEST reference set tests. Real-world testing examined zero-day attacks as young as a few hours old, while the reference set measured the detection of widespread and prevalent malware up to four weeks old. In the AV-TEST reference set evaluation, OfficeScan earned a 100 percent detection rate when charged with identifying and destroying approximately 60,000 pieces of malware.
As highlighted in the January 8, 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report, first-rate defense of user endpoints is key:
"Protection from common malware, as well as more APTs, is the top critical consideration for EPP buyers. There is significant variation in the quality of attack prevention, as illustrated by multiple malware testing organizations. Buyers should look for solutions that offer a broad portfolio of protection techniques."
OfficeScan secures both physical and virtual endpoints with immediate protection against advanced threats. Working in conjunction with proactive security technologies such as application control, vulnerability protection, mobile security and endpoint encryption, OfficeScan further enhances organizations' threat protection and integrates with Trend Micro Control Manager for greater, centralized control and total user threat visibility.
A detailed blog post with additional insight to OfficeScan's endpoint protection can be accessed at http://blog.trendmicro.com/officescan-av-test-highest-overall.
To learn more about Trend Micro OfficeScan's score within AV-TEST's evaluation, please visit: http://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/artikel/8-security-solutions-for-companies-complete-an-endurance-test/.
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About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 25 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.
 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms" by Peter Firstbrook, John Girard, Neil MacDonald, January 9, 2014.