I am asked why Homeland Secure IT loves Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security and Office Scan products so much. The default answer is, “Because it is the best!”, and then I proceed to explain how we feel it protects our clients better than other anti-virus / anti-malware suites, and how it consumes less resources and many other factors, however, I could stop with just the security. After all, what good is anti-virus if it doesn’t do the job it is intended for?
Our belief that Trend Micro is the best is backed up by many totally satisfied clients who use it and rely upon it daily, and many independent studies which have been performed on various Anti-Virus brands.
One that sticks out is a benchmarking test performed by AV-Test.org that covered five Enterprise endpoint solutions, including Symantec, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos and Trend Micro. The Trend Micro test included two products, Worry-Free Business Security designed for small business and OfficeScan designed for large Enterprise accounts.
AV-Test.org Endpoint Security Benchmark Testing
AV-Test.org tested zero-day attacks actually occurring in the wild by sourcing malicious URLs which have malware associated with them. The testing occurred simultaneously across all vendor’s platforms to ensure no biases during the test runs. Products were configured to block or detect the threats at multiple levels, thereby giving each vendor maximum ability to protect against these threats.
In these test, Trend Micro emerged as teh overall winner. Trend Micro also demonstrated a decided advantage in blocking these threats at their source, the URL. With an overall score at blocking zero-day threats of 89.5 and 89.0 percent, the Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security and OfficeScan solutions respectively stand distinctly apart from other products whose averages ranged from just 52.5 to 77.5 percent.
Source: AV-Test.org | Note: Results are based on the T+60 minute results
And in the time to protect category, Trend Micro ranked #1 too.
Source: AV-Test.org | NOTE: Time-to-protect improvement is the percentage of threats missed at T=0min that are subsequently prevented at T=60min. For example, with Trend Micro OfficeScan: At T=0min, 161 threats were prevented while 39 threats were missed. Of the 39 threats missed at T=0min, 17 were prevented at T=60min (17 of 39 equals 43.6%).
Why Trend Micro outperformed the competition
Trend Micro has outperformed the competition in a number of recent tests (See NSS Labs) due to the Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure that powers OfficeScan and Worry-Free Business solutions. This unique cloud-client architecture that uses Smart feedback to source new potential threats, patent-pending correlation that analyzes multiple threat vectors (web, email, file) in real-time allows Trend Micro to react faster than other vendors against new threats. Our multi-layered approach to security gives us a decided advantage over the competition in combating today’s sophisticated threats as well as the volume of new threats.
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