Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security Earns 'Recommend' Rating in NSS Labs' Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test

For the second consecutive time, Trend Micro ranked #1 in malware blocking in the unsponsored 'real-world' NSS Labs consumer test

Oct 26, 2010, 11:00 ET from Trend Micro

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro has earned a "Recommend" rating for its over-time protection rating and socially-engineered malware blocking score in the Q3 2010 NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report. While the average time for a security vendor to block a malicious site was 13.5 hours, Trend Micro had the fastest time, blocking malicious sites in just over three 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.

"NSS Labs has been leading the way in new testing standards.  The live testing methodology used by NSS Labs provides accurate real-world results of product effectiveness on blocking socially-engineered malware at the source," said Raimund Genes, CTO of Trend Micro. "This testing methodology aligns with Trend Micro's mission of going beyond simple detection rates and focusing on protecting the customer from 'real world' threats by blocking most exploits at their source, the Internet."  

This year, the Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security product, the company's consumer Internet security solution, was rated the best at protecting against web-based socially-engineered malware. Titanium achieved a malware over-time prevention rating of 90.1 percent, blocking 79 percent on download, and caught 76.4 percent of zero hour blocks, the percent of threats blocked upon first exposure to the endpoint. Its average time to block was just over three hours, compared to the overall average of 13.5 hours. Time to block is the average time after the first exposure for security vendors to provide a block to new threats.

"Trend Micro Titanium offers the best protection against web malware, and has minimal impact on performance," said Rick Moy, president of NSS Labs. "Our researchers found that the product is well ahead of most of the competition in protecting against web-based socially-engineered malware."

Trend Micro blocks threats at their source, keeping threats off the computer thus improving the performance of the machine. With an impact score of 0.21, Trend Micro had the lowest impact score of the most effective products in the NSS Labs "Recommended" category.

Trend Micro Titanium is powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud infrastructure. Through the Smart Protection Network, Trend Micro scans, filters and correlates more than 50 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 continues to extend the delivery of security from the cloud, customers of our products continue to 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.

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About the NSS Labs Q3 2010 Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report

Designed to help consumers make better, empirically informed, decisions about how to protect themselves; NSS Labs reports offer unbiased, actionable information based on actual test results. Using its real-world test methodology, NSS Labs evaluated 11 leading consumer anti-malware products to determine their protection against multiple threats and vectors and to measure key performance metrics. Each product earned a rating of either "Recommended," "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.

NSS Labs tests are considered the most aggressive in the industry and its recommendations are highly regarded by enterprises. Founded in 1991, the company has offices in Carlsbad, California and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

About Trend Micro™ Titanium™

Trend Micro Titanium is powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, the cloud security infrastructure that stops threats in cyberspace or "the cloud". Smart Protection Network monitors the Internet 24/7, worldwide. It gathers and analyzes threat data, blocking viruses and other malware before they can reach PCs. And because processing is done in the cloud, Titanium uses less PC memory and disk space.

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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 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 infrastructure which delivers advanced protection from the cloud, blocking threats in real-time before they reach you. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit Trend

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