Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 8.0 Awarded ‘Performance Verified’ by Miercom

April 11, 2011

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Trend Micro Incorporated (www.trendmicro.com), a global leader in Internet content security, today announced that Miercom, specialists in networking and communications-related product testing, has awarded InterScan(TM) Messaging Security Virtual Appliance (IMSVA) 8.0 “Performance Verified” based on Miercom’s independent testing. The testing also identified IMSVA 8.0 as one of the most reliable, resilient spam filtering product in its class.

The test report can be downloaded http://www.miercom.com/trendmicro.

“The Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, with Email and Web Reputation prevents unwanted emails and malicious codes from entering their organizations, proactively preventing any malware outbreaks. Miercom’s award supports what our customers have been telling us for the past year, that IMSVA is efficient, cost effective, secure and deserving of the many accolades it has received,” said John Maddison, executive general manager of datacenter at Trend Micro.

InterScan Messaging Security 8.0 was purpose built as a hybrid SaaS email security solution, integrating in-the-cloud protection of SaaS security services with an on-premise virtual appliance, all managed in one console. As a result, email threats are stopped closest to their source; ensuring award winning email privacy while achieving significant management overhead, network bandwidth and data-center consolidation cost savings.

“We are impressed with the spam filtering performance of Trend Micro IMSVA 8.0,” said Robert Smithers, CEO of Miercom, the independent lab that conducted the test review. “Trend Micro IMSVA 8.0 withstood an aggressive battery of attacks as well demonstrated exceptional effectiveness of blocking spam and preventing false positives.”

A total of 10,000 e-mails with malware attachments were routed to attack and IMSVA was 100% effective in blocking them. IMSVA 8.0 effectively blocked spam e-mail at a rate of 99.9%. According to the final report published by Miercom, IMSVA 8.0 proved that it was a leader in its space and is setting the standard for the spam filtering industry.

Awards and Recognition for IMSVA

West Coast Labs Check Mark certification, awarded in October 2010, for IMSVA in 5 categories: Premium Anti-spam, Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-Trojan and Anti-Spyware http://www.westcoastlabs.com/checkmark/productList/?vendorID=22

Trend Micro’s IMSVA was awarded CESG Certification in March 2011. CESG provides a UK government quality mark for the public and private sectors based on accredited independent testing, designed to prove the validity of security functionality claims made by vendors.

Trend Micro IMSVA won Messaging Security Solution of the Year at the Computing Security Awards in November 2010. http://uk.trendmicro.com/uk/about/news/pr/article/20101110104130.html.

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About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers’ and partners’ needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, our industry-leading cloud-computing security technology, products and services stop threats where they emerge, on the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe. For additional information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

About Miercom, Inc.

Miercom has hundreds of product-comparison analyses published over the years in leading network trade periodicals including Network World, Business Communications Review, Tech Web – No Jitter, Communications News, xchange, Internet Telephony and other leading publications. Miercom’s reputation as the leading, independent product test center is unquestioned. Miercom’s private test services include competitive product analyses, as well as individual product evaluations. Miercom features comprehensive certification and test programs including: Certified Interoperable, Certified Reliable, Certified Secure and Certified Green. Products may also be evaluated under the NetWORKS As Advertised program, the industry’s most thorough and trusted assessment for product usability and performance. Additional information on Miercom can be found www.miercom.com.

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