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Trend Micro Endorses Industry-Wide Real-World Testing of Security Products

Test labs design comprehensive, real-world testing approaches for competing security solutions; Trend Micro leads in highest percentage threat detection results

Cupertino, CA – June 21, 2011 -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE:4704) today praised multiple security testing vendors for moving forward with advanced methodologies that show how effective products are in protecting against the new and insidious real-world threats. NSS Labs,, and Dennis Technology Labs are among the labs that have fostered a greater understanding of the new threats and vulnerabilities across the security industry, and developed ingenious ways to test for them so that users can better assess how well they are being protected across the whole product.

"Security testing has become much more difficult for the labs since 2009, because the threat landscape has changed so rapidly,” said Jon Clay, Trend Micro senior marketing manager, core technology. "We endorse and applaud the efforts these particular test labs have made in order to pioneer greater understanding of security issues and priorities for both consumers and businesses. Consistency across 10 tests since 2009 is one important benchmark of the progress that we and the testers have made.”

Real-world testing [1] and validation of Trend Micro products provide numerous examples of those consistent results
(see table):

  • #1 across multiple testing labs provides an unbiased view of protection capabilities.
  • #1 over time means the vendor solution can adapt with the changing threat landscape.
  • #1 across endpoint products tailored for different customers (enterprise, consumer, small business) ensures all customers get the same level of protection.
  • #1 against key competitors proves Trend Micro endpoint solutions are designed to protect our customers very effectively.


"Trend Micro has led many real-world benchmark tests from multiple labs since September 2009 against competitors, including Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky and ESET,” said Clay. "Clearly, Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, our client-cloud infrastructure underpinning our consumer as well as business products, is the ‘secret sauce’ that delivers consistent and correlated protection across multiple threats – url/web, email/spam, and file.”

Trend Micro will continue to collaborate with test organizations and submit to product evaluation at labs that practice real-world testing (tests using threat samples gathered live from the typical threat sources, applied via realistic attack vectors, and allowing tested security products to use all available protection layers) .

Cloud-based protection from Trend Micro

The Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ provides the infrastructure behind many Trend Micro products and delivers advanced protection from the cloud, blocking threats in real-time before they reach you. By the end of 2010, the Smart Protection Network was seeing 45 billion queries every 24 hours, blocking 5 billion threats and processing 3.2 terabytes of data on a daily basis. On average, 102 million users were connected to the network each day.

The Smart Protection Network uses patent-pending "in-the-cloud correlation technology” with behavior analysis to correlate combinations of web, email and file threat activities to determine if they are malicious. By correlating the different components of a threat and continuously updating its threat databases, Trend Micro has the distinct advantage of being able to respond in real time, providing immediate and automatic protection from email, file and web threats.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated ( TSE: 4704 ) , a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years’ experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers’ and partners’ needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical , virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

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[1] More information on real-world testing methodologies, here.

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