Trend Micro Incorporated has been named a market leader in endpoint security — having been judged to have the highest score in the “current offering” category among the 15 evaluated vendors, given a five out of a possible five score for the strategy category and among the second-highest scores in the market presence category.
According to The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report, ‘Trend Micro continues to offer the most flexible and fully featured suite on the market’ and ‘Trend Micro maintains its position as a market leader with the continuous evolution of its prevention and detection engines along with best-in-class suite capabilities’.
Nilesh Jain, Vice President – South East Asia and India, Trend Micro said, “Endpoint market has been growing at a rapid rate and in the last few years, we have seen a lot of sophisticated attacks on endpoints. We at Trend Micro are committed and primarily focused on giving proactive protection to customers in any vertical be it server security, endpoint security or network security and providing solutions in this space. We are glad to be recognised and believe that it will help strengthen our performance in the long run.”
Eric Skinner, vice president product strategy, Trend Micro said, “We built our solution enhancements in response to the direct and on-going input of customers and prospects. In our view, this evaluation demonstrates that we continue to get it right. We believe that it’s another proof point that Trend Micro is a strong alternative to legacy AV solutions and has no need for additive products.”
Coming just a few months after being named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), Trend Micro believes that this latest evaluation is more confirmation that its endpoint has advanced in the ways critical to the market.
Key criteria for the current offering includes malware and exploit prevention, behavioural detection, and product performance, which Forrester validated using customer feedback and third-party test results. Appraisal of strategy takes into account corporate vision and focus, security community involvement, and product roadmap while judging market presence requires a focus on each vendor’s enterprise customer base and licensing partner presence.
Trend Micro is particularly gratified that customers gave the platform high marks for malware and exploit prevention efficacy, with a low negative impact on endpoint user experience.
“Admins appreciate the product’s high level of automation along with its flexibility and scalability to adapt to different operating environments,” the report stated, concluding that, “Trend Micro is still an easy shortlist addition for most enterprise environments requiring a full endpoint security stack.”
Trend Micro’s endpoint security technology is driven by its XGen™ approach: a cross-generational blend of threat defence techniques that intelligently applies the right technology at the right time, resulting in more effective and efficient protection against a full range of threats.