The most important category in terms of testing the protective effect of products is the test against current online threats. It involves accessing known malicious websites or e-mails in order to test whether the protection product is able to ward off attacks.
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
In order to increase the statistical relevance of the tests, further analyses are carried out with regard to a large number of current threats. The process involves decreasing the complexity of the test and in turn increasing the number of test cases exponentially. This test refers to the static detection of files, which includes detection with signatures, heuristics, and in-the-cloud queries.
Advanced Endpoint Protection test
NSS Labs conducted the first ever Advanced Endpoint Protection test which rigorously tested endpoint security solutions for their effectiveness against modern attacks on the endpoint. Trend Micro OfficeScan was awarded a recommended rating by performing well in the security effectiveness and TCO evaluations.
Source: NSS Labs
Superior mobile protection
The smartphone has become a universal tool valued for its productivity and fun factor, but hated for the security problems it can bring. Malicious apps, including ransomware targeting Google's Android platform are continually being developed by threat actors and the number of malicious and high-risk Android apps is expected to reach at least 20 million by the end of 2016.
AV-TEST benchmarked mobile security solutions, and Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android excelled and achieved certification in the six certification tests conducted in 2016. It ranked higher in safeguarding from Android malware and Potentially Unwanted Apps (PUA) than the average of all vendors tested.
Below are the 2016 average results from these tests.
NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems test results
NSS Labs 2017 breach detection competitive testing rigorously compared the security effectiveness and total cost of ownership (TCO) of products from the following vendors:
These closed-door tests subjected the products to an array of sophisticated attacks using advanced malware, stress, and capacity loading across two protocols (SNMP and HTTP). TCO assessments included purchase price, maintenance, and operational costs. For the third year in a row, Trend is a recommended vendor for both TCO and security effectiveness. TCO assessments included purchase price, maintenance, and operational costs.
Time to detect
Organizations are under constant attack, so detection is critical and quick detection and response is the only way to say ahead of the bad guys. Trend Micro not only detected 100% of the threats in the NSS Labs Breach Detection Systems report, it also detected them faster. Trend Micro was able to detect 90.3% of the attacks in the first minute – 21% more than the next closest solution.
“Recommended” Next-Gen Intrusion Prevention System
NSS Labs’ NGIPS evaluation analyzed the security efficacy, performance, cost of ownership, stability and reliability of eight NGIPS devices from the following vendors:
Palo Alto Networks
The NSS Labs tests included real-world traffic mixes and multiple exploit attack and evasion techniques.
NSS Labs tested Trend Micro™ TippingPoint® Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System, a purpose-built system that protects against known, unknown and undisclosed vulnerabilities anywhere in the network without impacting network performance. With security intelligence from DVLabs and exclusive access to vulnerability data from the Zero Day Initiative, TippingPoint solutions defend the network from the edge, to the data center, and to the cloud with real-time enforcement and automated remediation.