Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Microsoft Forefront Client Security VS Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0

I did a test between Microsoft Forefront Client Security VS Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0

Install both client into the MS Windows 2003 Server with SQL 2005 and MS Rights Management Services Server running.

Shown below are the memory utilize by both AV

So here we can see that Trend Micro and MS forefront have a tie! Both use the same amount of memory. But please bear in mind that the Forefront fail the spycar.org test. Therefore Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0 is still a better choice.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information, i was just trying to decide between renewing my trend micro office scan licenses or switching to microsoft forefront! I think we'll be sticking with TrendMicro

Anonymous said...

Can you show us what the dat version was? I ran the spycar test with FCS and it detected all of the different test.

Lucifer said...

I conducted this test in January 2010 and i did feedback to the Microsoft Technical Accout Manager...Most probably they fix it now with the latest dat.

Anyway Forefront Clinet need at least MS WSUS, MS SQL and another server to host the MS Forefront Server just to manage a min on 5000 client as oppose to Symantec or Trend Micro who just need a single server setup to do the same thing..in term of licensing Forefront might be cheaper but overall you do the maths...