New Delhi, India, May 13, 2014: Trend Micro Incorporated, a global player in security software and solutions, has announced Trend Micro OfficeScan received the highest overall score in AV-TEST’s endurance evaluation of corporate endpoint solutions. This six-monthassessmentreviewed a field of eight security solutions for small- and medium-sized companies. OfficeScan scored No. 1 overall acrossthe 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.
Dhanya Thakkar, Managing Director, India & SEA, Trend Micro, said, “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. Earning the highest overall score in this competitive endurance evaluationvalidatesTrend Micro’s overall innovation and OfficeScan’s long-term performance, usability and superior protection.”
The AV-TESTendurance 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 scorein 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-worldand AV-TESTreference set tests. Real-world testing examined zero-day attacks as young as a few hours old, while the reference setmeasured 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 approximately60,000 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 securityand endpoint encryption, OfficeScan further enhancesorganizations’ threat protection and integrateswith Trend Micro Control Manager for greater, centralized control and total user threat visibility.