Trend Micro in leader’s quadrant

Trend Micro, a provider of network antivirus and internet content security software and services, has announced that it is positioned in the leader's quadrant within Gartner's "Endpoint Protection Platforms Magic Quadrant", published in December 2007.

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By  Sathya Mithra Ashok Published  February 2, 2008

Trend Micro, a provider of network antivirus and internet content security software and services, has announced that it is positioned in the leader's quadrant within Gartner's "Endpoint Protection Platforms Magic Quadrant", published in December 2007.

According to Gartner, "leaders demonstrate balanced progress and effort in all execution and vision categories. Their actions raise the competitive bar for all products in the market, and they can change the course of the industry."

"Trend Micro is proud to be recognised by Gartner as a company that strives to meet customers' evolving needs," said Ron Clarkson, director for endpoint security at Trend Micro. "The high marks we consistently receive from our clients in the area of service and support and our recent announcements showcase this commitment. Our first data leak prevention solution recently became available; we've also developed a plug-in architecture that enables more rapid integration of new technologies either offered by Trend Micro or by smaller companies.

"We have also expanded our reputation system to include ‘in-the-cloud' web reputation database that enables real-time security ratings to web sites. This technology determines a web site's reputation through domain security profiling, malware behaviour assessment, web site content analysis, URL filtering and spam and phishing correlation to protect clients from malicious or questionable sites," he added.

Gartner studied vendors who "provide malware detection and cleaning..., a personal firewall and/or some form of host intrusion prevention... capability for PCs" and that "have centralised management, configuration and reporting capabilities for the products that can support companies that have, at a minimum, 5000 geographically dispersed endpoints."

The report positions vendors in four quadrants based on the companies' visions and ability to execute. The four quadrants are Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players.

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