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Taking endpoint detection to the next level with analyst recognition

By Bharat Mistry

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) plays a crucial role in any enterprise IT security posture. But increasingly organisations need more than EDR. That’s why Trend Micro developed its XDR platform

So it was fantastic to see our strategy recognised recently after Forrester named Trend Micro a “leader” in its latest report, Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020.

Beyond the endpoint
When done well, EDR helps teams spot and block threats early on, before they have a chance to compromise key systems and data. This is vital in a world in which we detected and blocked over 52 billion threats in 2019 alone. Not only are these growing in volume, they’re growing in variety, stretching already under-staffed security teams to the limit.

XDR was designed to empower these teams to hit back. Unlike traditional EDR it goes beyond the endpoint to also collect and analyse data from email, servers, cloud workloads, and networks. This provides more context for teams which, when combined with the tool’s built-in AI capabilities and expert security analytics, helps them to find and contain threats more easily.

Ultimately, this means fewer, higher fidelity alerts, to maximise your organisation’s limited resources and keep threats at bay. Given the current environment, where security staff may be off sick or tied up on other projects, it’s more important than ever.

What Forrester said
Trend Micro received the highest possible score in six areas: endpoint telemetry; security analytics; product vision; performance; enterprise clients [in market presence category]; and product line revenue. The analyst noted:

“Trend Micro has a forward-thinking approach and is an excellent choice for organizations wanting to centralize reporting and detection with XDR but have less capacity for proactively performing threat hunting.”

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Trend Micro a Leader in Forrester Wave Endpoint Security Report

The results are in from another independent analyst report and it’s great news for Trend Micro’s endpoint security. We achieved the highest score possible for the “strategy” category, were top ranked for “current offering” category, and among the second-highest scores in the market presence category, according to The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018[1] report. In our view, it’s yet more confirmation that we’re offering superior protection around: optimized security to decrease complexity on the endpoint and inspire confidence among our customers.

A market leader
Organizations today want to simplify their endpoint security by consolidating on vendors they trust — vendors that have the tools to tackle modern cyber-threats. That’s exactly what Trend Micro offers and what we believe the findings point to with consistent market leadership and the value of our XGen™ approach.

All in all, “Trend Micro continues to offer the most flexible and fully featured suite on the market.”1

Better than ‘next gen’
It’s especially gratifying to contrast our best-in-class capabilities with the marketing of many ‘next generation’ vendors, who try to convince customers they can only improve protection by adding their security tools to the endpoint. This is in direct contrast to what organizations actually want and need — greater simplicity and consolidation to improve performance.

In short, Trend Micro is offering enterprises just what they need today — as we believe is evidenced with our current offering score — and has the strategic vision to evolve these capabilities successfully over time.

In our view, the report is testament to the value of our XGen™ approach to security, which blends a cross-generational mix of techniques to offer the most comprehensive suite out there — way beyond what’s on offer from next generation and legacy AV vendors. Per Forrester, “Customers give the product high marks for its malware and exploit prevention efficacy, with a low negative impact on endpoint user experience.”1 This is another beneficial impact of XGen™, which allows us to apply the right protection technique at the right time to minimize user disruption.

Coming just a few months after the company named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), we’re delighted at yet more independent confirmation of our status as a leader, which we believe demonstrates Trend Micro can deliver results over next-gen vendors and legacy AV solution vendors alike.

[1] The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018, Forrester Research, Inc., June 21, 2018.