Enterprise Security for Endpoints v10.6
Strengths: Trend Micro’s global threat intelligence and fast system performance
Weaknesses: Support costs somewhat of a challenge to interpret
Verdict: Solid product
Trend Micro's Enterprise Security for Endpoints, with Enterprise Data Protection add-on v10.6, secures the endpoints both on and off the network with anti-malware, malicious websites blocking and host intrusion protection. It is powered by Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network, a cloud-based service that delivers global threat intelligence and fast performance.
With its central management service and the flexibility to customise endpoint protection with add-on options for desktop virtualisation, data leakage prevention and mobile devices, the company has put together a powerful response to protection of the endpoint. By integrating a full set of data security products within the existing Trend Micro environment, the enterprise data protection add-on provides encryption and data leakage prevention (DLP) for laptops, smartphones, tablets and USB drives.
This solution delivers the full range of capabilities needed to protect data and defend against threats across the range of end-user platforms, including: anti-malware (reputation-based malware detection for file and web); host firewall and IPS with integrated virtual patching; mobile device and application management, including whitelisting and blacklisting; reputation-based mobile anti-malware and endpoint encryption, including full disk, file and folder; self-encrypting drives (SED) encryption; granular device control with integrated DLP content policy; and integrated device control with filtering across multiple channels.
Once our system was up and running, the use of features was handled by a web-based dashboard. The Trend Micro Control Manager (TMCM) served as a manager of managers. Here we set policies for the products, as well as policy, DLP, AV, messaging, log files in Control Manager and activity scheduling.
A number of other services are available, including: a global threat database; Smart researchers; reputation services; multiple-layer email reputation; mobile security; virtual desktop protection; office scan damage clean-up services; deep packet inspection; DLP modules; integrated messaging; and endpoint encryption. The features and functions are deep, vast and integrated across other services.
Trend Micro offers common support features, such as phone and email assistance, a knowledgebase, a FAQs section, and a website full of resources. The maintenance fees were a bit difficult to decipher. According to the company, the first year of maintenance includes email and telephone support eight-hours-a-day/five-days-a-week. After the first year, renewal of standard support and 24/7 support are available for a fee.
We found that the value for the money spent is very good.