“BEST IN TEST”- Trend Micro OfficeScan beats competition across the board in influential IDG review in Sweden

Freeware flounders as MS Forefront is outperformed by 250% 


Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet security solutions, today announced that its OfficeScan product for endpoint protection has comprehensively beaten 7 competitors’ products in a review published in the Swedish edition of Techworld this month, by the influential IDG media group.

Reviewer James Dickson tested 8 products in total:


Trend Micro obtained the highest overall score of 75 - 250% higher than MS Forefront, 57% higher than McAfee, and almost 30% higher than the average remaining scores.

The review focused on the products’ abilities to detect unknown threats, when set at maximum protection level. It was carried out by introducing a homemade trojan to the system at multiple levels.

Peter Lämber, Country Manager – Sweden, Finland & Baltic Region said: “According to this review, Trend Micro OfficeScan received the highest test score because it was the only product tested that detected and prevented all of the trojan’s actions. It’s a very simple and clear measurement of the product’s effectiveness. The rest of the results raise some interesting questions for our customers and for the industry in general, not least about the evident limitations of the freeware approach to internet security.”

MS Forefront received the lowest score in the test.

For more information on how OfficeScan comprehensively protects both physical and virtual endpoints, please visit our website.

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