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Trend Micro given the highest score in threat prevention report

Independent research firm Forrester has given Trend Micro the highest possible score in threat prevention.

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has announced it was named a leader in the new report, The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Security Software as a Service, Q2 2021, for its endpoint security platform Apex One.

The Forrester report looked at 12 of the top providers in the space and gave an evaluation of Trend Micro's Apex One, which it says offers comprehensive endpoint threat prevention, threat detection, secure configuration, attack response, and data security capabilities within a wider portfolio of security products and services.

Endpoint security is a growing and important integration of an organisations' multi-layered threat defence posture, requiring visibility and cross-generational threat detection to reduce the risk posed by sophisticated threat actors.

“Over the past year, SaaS endpoint security and XDR have played a crucial role in keeping organisations and their distributed workforces secure as threat actors probe for new gaps in protection,” says Trend Micro's ANZ technical director, Mick McCluney.

“We believe being named a leader by a respected independent authority speaks volumes about our product, vision, and ability to deliver value for customers in a highly competitive market.

According to McCluney, buyers enjoy complete feature parity between the company's on-premises and managed versions of Apex Central, to allow for easy transitions during the hybrid phase. He says Trend Micro's extended detection capabilities are strong and accessible from Trend Micro Vision One.

The report finds that Trend Micro Vision One provides a separate console designed to consume telemetry and environment data from Trend Micro and third parties spanning network, cloud workload, email, and endpoint sources.

“Forrester expects Trend Micro will continue to serve large organisations well, especially those with comprehensive endpoint security requirements,” the report says.

Trend Micro received the maximum score possible, 5.0, in the Threat Prevention criterion and in a total of 14 criteria of evaluation, which include:

  • Malicious behaviour protection 
  • Extended detection breadth 
  • Mobile security 
  • Data security 
  • Product roadmap 
  • Enterprise penetration

“Trend Micro Vision One is a foundational part of the company's cybersecurity platform and delivers visibility and cross detection and response,” says McCluney.

“It uses telemetry from endpoints in addition to email, servers, cloud workloads and networks to correlate detections and built-in threat intelligence.

McCluney says the SaaS model offers a more agile, low maintenance delivery model which has been increasingly favoured by organisations and their remote workforces. He says Trend Micro Vision One provides organisations with the visibility they need across all security layers to enable faster detection and response.

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