Trend Micro Internet Security

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Trend Micro Internet Security
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Trend Micro Internet Security 2008
Developer(s) Trend Micro
Stable release Internet Security 2014 / August 13, 2013; 18 months ago (2013-08-13)
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Antivirus
License Proprietary

Trend Micro Internet Security (known as PC-cillin Internet Security in Australia and Virus Buster in Japan) is an antivirus/Internet security program developed by Trend Micro. The program includes antivirus software, web threat protection, browser cookie removal, parental controls and a computer firewall.


The latest version is Titanium Internet Security 2014, which offers the following features:

  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spyware
  • Anti-spam
  • Email safety scan
  • Protection against rootkits
  • Proactive intrusion blocking
  • Two-way firewall
  • Home network protection
  • Website authentication
  • Parental controls (including content filtering and Internet access scheduling)
  • Personal data leak prevention

The Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Protection version also includes:

  • Wireless network validation
  • Keylogger protection
  • Online backup
  • Remote folder and file permissions control
  • PC tuning and cleanup
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security for Windows Mobile PDAs and Symbian OS mobile phones


Long-Term Delivery and Endurance

AV-Comparatives is an independent not-for-profit organization that evaluates the effectiveness of security software products through systematic testing. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing.

Currently, AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test is the most comprehensive and complex test available to assess the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software.

In a recent AV-Test's endurance evaluation of corporate endpoint solutions, Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ solution received the highest overall score. Focused on long-term delivery and endurance, the six-month assessment reviewed eight security vendors, including Bitdefender, Kaspersky Labs, F-Secure, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos and Microsoft.[1]

OfficeScan scored No. 1 overall across the categories of protection, performance and usability, earning 17.2 points out of a maximum score of 18. It also earned the highest score in the performance category. Consistently strong scores over time and across these areas are important as they indicate an endpoint security solution that protects, but is also easy to use and doesn't slow down performance.

Corporate Endpoint Security and Certification

Also, recently published its report on corporate endpoint security and certification tests conducted in May and June 2014.[2] Trend Micro™ OfficeScan™ achieved a score of 17.5 out of 18, the highest overall score for all vendors participating in the assessment. Additionally, NSS Labs recently released its 2014 Consumer Endpoint Protection test focused on Socially Engineered Malware in which Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security scored the highest success rate in blocking malware downloads.[3] The results were based on continuous series of tests to determine the participants’ effectiveness against socially engineered malware. NSS Labs is an independent network testing facility, security and consultancy organization. Read the full NSS Labs 2014 Consumer Endpoint Protection Comparative Analysis Report for more details.

The analyst firm also found that Trend Micro had the lowest time in adding protection against unknown threats - less than 15 minutes.[4]

Email Security

Trend Micro’s messaging and mail server security ranked first in Opus One’s seven consecutive anti-spam tests against seven security vendors leaders, including Barracuda Networks, Cisco, McAfee, Microsoft, Proofpoint, Sophos, and Symantec.[5] Unlike results obtained through automated tests, Opus One’s methodology relies on actual corporate mail streams, providing significant real-world results.

Mobile Security

AV-Test recently published its mobile security endurance tests assessing more than 30 apps over a six-month period. Trend Micro’s mobile security tied for the highest overall score of 13 out of 13 points.[6]

AV-Test also published a report in May 2014 evaluating mobile security solutions’ performance against malicious apps. Ranking higher in protection from Android malware than the average of all vendors in the tests, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android achieved certification.

Data Breach Detection

Recently NSS Labs developed a new test to evaluate the security effectiveness of a number of breach detection systems and their total cost of ownership (TCO). Trend Micro’s Deep Discovery Inspector Model 1000 was given a “Recommended” rating, including an “Above Average” rating for its security effectiveness and Value (TCO per Protected – Mbps).[7]

Summary of recent Findings

For an overview of those competitive benchmarks, please visit


Previous versions of the program as of March 2009, are:

  • PC-cillin
  • PC-cillin 2000
  • PC-cillin 2002
  • PC-cillin 2003
  • PC-cillin Internet Security v11/2004
  • PC-cillin Internet Security v12/2005
  • PC-cillin Internet Security v14/2006
  • Trend Micro Internet Security v15/2007
  • Trend Micro Internet Security v16/2008
  • Trend Micro Internet Security v17/2009
  • Trend Micro Internet Security v18/2010
  • Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security v19/2011
  • Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security v20/2012

Only versions from 2007 onwards are currently still being supported by Trend Micro.

PC-cillin 2000 and earlier versions were purely virus scanners without any additional features. PC-cillin 2002 and 2003 were stand-alone virus scanners which also included a firewall component and improved the scanning engine somewhat. The newer PC-cillin Internet Security bundle offers more features such as spyware protection, anti-spam and an integrated firewall along with an improved scan engine and enhanced heuristics. After PC-cillin 2003, Trend Micro did not offer a stand-alone antivirus program for the consumer market till 2007, when the company finally released a standalone Anti-Malware product which offers protection from viruses, spyware, and (possibly) adware.

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