Trend Micro Receives Multiple 2008 Product Leadership Awards

Published April 1st, 2008 - 07:45 GMT

Trend Micro Receives Multiple 2008 Product Leadership Awards

Trend Micro Network VirusWall Enforcer and Trend Micro Mobile Security 5.0 Earn Bronze Awards in the Network Access Control and Mobile Security categories

Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global leader in Internet content security, today announced that Trend Micro™ Network VirusWall™ Enforcer and Trend Micro Mobile Security 5.0 received Bronze Awards in Network Access Control and Mobile Security categories of the™ 2008 Product Leadership Awards.

According to, Trend Micro Mobile Security 5.0, which received the Bronze award in the mobile security category, scored best for the ease in which it creates policies for usage and access. According to the 2008 Product Leadership survey, more than 64% of respondents rated Trend Micro Mobile Security 5.0 as good or excellent. 

Trend Micro Network VirusWall Enforcer, which received a Bronze award for network access control, earned high marks for its frequency and speed of signature updates and its effectiveness in detecting, blocking and cleaning up malware and exploits. "Trend Micro Network VirusWall Enforcer is one of the best choices for blocking and cleaning up malware, configuring and administering the product," one reader wrote. "It's worthy of your investment." 

"It is an honor to be recognized by and to be endorsed by the customers who use our products, " said David Spenhoff, vice president of enterprise marketing at Trend Micro. "Trend Micro will continue to focus on delivering the best-in-class multilayered enterprise security solutions." 

The Awards span 12 networking product categories and recognize 36 products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their "A" lists of networking products to evaluate.  Winning products were selected by 1,800 networking professionals based on their assessment of products currently deployed within their own enterprises. Participants were asked to evaluate the networking products according to defined product-specific criteria each of which was assigned a weighed value based on importance, with cumulative scores calculated for each product. editors used these scores to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for the industry's best networking products.

Trend Micro™ Mobile Security is designed to protect smartphones and PDAs from data loss, infections, and attacks from a central enterprise console that can also manage desktop protection. Encryption and authentication defends data integrity on lost or stolen devices. The anti-malware features block viruses, worms, Trojans, and SMS text message spam. Built-in firewall and IDS protects against hackers, intrusions, and denial-of-service attacks—potential threats to the increasing number of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices.

Trend Micro™ Network VirusWall Enforcer is designed to control access to the corporate network to ensure that all devices—managed or unmanaged, local or remote—comply with corporate security policies before they connect. It is designed to prevent threats from entering the network by scanning devices for the most up-to-date security software and critical Microsoft patches.

As an agent-less solution, it has minimal impact on client devices and requires no end user intervention. Network VirusWall Enforcer also filters network traffic to detect and block network worms and BOTs—with zero false positives. It is available in two versions that are both aimed at midmarket organizations: the 1200 and 2500, both 1U rack-mounted devices. The 1200 supports a maximum of 256 users; the 2500 supports up to 4,096 users. 

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