Trend Micro Named A Leader in Enterprise Detection and Response by Top Independent Research Firm

Company’s cross-layer detection and response (XDR) solution cited as strong differentiator


HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - March 19, 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today
announced that it has been recognized as a "leader" in The Forrester Wave™:
Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020.


their 14-criteria evaluation of enterprise detection and response (EDR)
providers, Forrester evaluated 12 security vendors in three distinct areas:
current offering, strategy, and market presence. Trend Micro earned the highest
possible score in the "endpoint telemetry" and "security analytics" criteria
(under the current offering category), the "product vision" and "performance"
criteria (under the strategy category) and "enterprise clients" and "product
line revenue" criteria (under the market presence category).


to a Ponemon Institute study, 68% of
organizations were victims of endpoint attacks in 2019 and the average cost per
endpoint breach increased to $9 million. Threat actors continue to evolve as
technology evolves and there is a clear need for improved protection against
cyberthreats. This protection requires solutions that can extend detection and
response capabilities to additional security layers in order to offer greater
visibility of suspicious activity.


example, with phishing being the single most effective way for an adversary to
target an organization, Trend Micro has integrated detection and response
across endpoints and email to produce more insightful investigations. With the
leading attack source covered, analysts can trace a root cause analysis back to
email to identify all impacted parties, contain the threat, and stop the


Micro goes beyond endpoint by implementing cross-layer
detection and response (XDR) across
endpoint, email, cloud workloads and network to remove constraints on
enterprise security teams and offer a consolidated view of attack paths across
security layers. As a result, Trend Micro's EDR capabilities are part of a more
robust Trend Micro XDR platform offering.


XDR solution enables visibility and analysis that is otherwise difficult or
impossible to achieve," said Steve Quane, executive vice president, Trend
Micro. "We believe that this recognition as a leader in EDR emphasizes the
importance of simplifying and accelerating threat detection and response, the
benefits of our XDR offering and our vision to provide our customers with the
most complete solution."


recognized Trend Micro's offering in multiple areas including:

  • "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."
  • "Trend
    Micro delivers XDR functionality that can be impactful today."
  • "Client
    references universally appreciate the customer engagement they get from Trend
  • "One
    feature of [Trend Micro's] EDR product that is particularly thoughtful is the
    highlighting of noteworthy objects when doing a root-cause analysis. These
    objects provide hints for pivoting threat hunts to identify where else in the
    environment an adversary may have been."


Micro received the highest possible score for the following criteria:

  • Endpoint telemetry
  • Security analytics
  • Product Vision
  • Performance
  • Enterprise clients [in market presence category]
  • Product line revenue


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