Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2013: SafeSync
SafeSync offers 5GB of online storage, shared among the three machines in the licence. Simple back-ups can be scheduled and once data is in the Trend’s cloud, it can be accessed securely from any machine running your copy of Trend Titanium Maximum Security 2013.
Scanning our 50GB of mixed files took 9 min 55 sec and checked 17,396 files, giving a scan rate of 29.2 files/sec. This lies in the middle of the range we’ve seen from other Windows virus products, and is significantly higher than from the 2012 version of Trend Micro Titanium, which only managed 6.8 files/sec.
Running the same scan a second time checked the same number of files, but a couple of minutes faster, so there’s little fingerprinting of files, although the software still speeds up. It has a small resource footprint, slowing our 1GB file transfer by only two percent.
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2013: detection scores
AV-Test rated Trend Micro’s 2013 engine at 14.5/18, which is a good score, just behind the front runners. In fact, the score for protection against new attacks was a full 6.0/6.0, the first time we’ve seen this.
Unfortunately, it was not matched by the score for detection of established malware and system repair after attack, which only gave 4.0/6.0.
Trend Micro believes this category isn’t as important, because if detection works well enough, malware shouldn’t get to make system changes in the first place that need subsequent repair.