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Trend Micro Apex One is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Endpoint Compliance tools. It is most often compared to Trend Micro Deep Security: Trend Micro Apex One vs Trend Micro Deep Security

What is Trend Micro Apex One?

Trend Micro Apex One™ protection offers advanced automated threat detection and response against an ever-growing variety of threats, including fileless and ransomware. Our cross-generational blend of modern techniques provides highly tuned endpoint protection that maximizes performance and effectiveness.

Trend Micro Apex One is also known as OfficeScan, Trend Micro OfficeScan.

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Trend Micro Apex One Customers

Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, A&W Food Services of Canada, Babou, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BO), DCI Donor Services, Evalueserve, Gulftainer, Hiroshima Prefectural Government, MEDHOST

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Trend Micro Apex One pricing:
  • "Licensing costs depend completely on the number of users or licenses. They have a specific pricing structure. For example, if you are looking for 100 users to be on the product, in the Indian market (we're based in India), the cost is nearly $2,500 to $3,000 maximum for one three-year license."
  • "The SaaS version is competitively priced and amazingly easy to set up."

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CB
Manager of Information Technology at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Antivirus and Malware scanning with reporting that allows you to report back with information

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are reporting and where we have the ability to report back and provide information when an item is quarantined or not quarantined."
  • "The CPU usage when scanning is too high and we have run into bottlenecks were it consumes a lot of CPU time."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for antivirus, and antimalware scans.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are reporting and where we have the ability to report back and provide information when an item is quarantined or not quarantined.

What needs improvement?

The CPU usage when scanning stays too high and we have run into bottlenecks where Apex One consumes a lot of CPU cycles. 

The on-premises set up is daunting.

It's been five years of this where they (Microsoft) have two updates a year, sometimes three. By now Trend Micro should have come up with a solution where they don't have us block the updates and wait for them to be fixed.

There are times where Trend applies an update and that update doesn't fully apply. We then have to go in and run a manual VBS file that they have provided to us to do a proper uninstall of the application which is painful to do as we have a huge distributed workforce and many remote users. It isn't always easy to chase down remote users.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the Trend Micro product line for at least five years. The Apex One is their newest incarnation, which we have been using for the last year.

It seems to be an evolution of their current platform.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I would rate the stability of this solution a seven or seven and a half out of ten. We had several issues where it had crippled user's machines and we had to uninstall and reinstall the application to get it working. We have had to hold Windows updates. I think that it is the fault of the Microsoft deployment strategy. When they release a new feature update you can not deploy it right away. For example, when they go from 1903 to 1909, you have to wait for Trend to apply fixes to the application, otherwise, it won't work.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It seems to scale quite well. We have no issues from that perspective. We are able to onboard all of our users fairly quickly and them online. That was positive.

We have approximately 400 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have had some challenges where sometimes it takes a while to get a solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have always been using Trend Micro. We followed them through their evolution from OfficeScan to Office XG to Apex One. 

I think with the evolution of Windows 10, and how Microsoft does deployment, it has made using this application a lot more challenging. With the manageability and when Microsoft does an update, we sometimes struggle with the updates because of how they happen. 

The result being that Trend will block or pause an update on the Microsoft side and Trend will release the update. We deploy that update but the machine won't get those fixes and doesn't allow the update to happen, so we have to manually troubleshoot the machines, uninstall the app, and do several things to push the Windows update. We have always been playing a game of whack-a-mole with it. This can be extremely frustrating when you have a small IT team.

How was the initial setup?

Initially, we tried to set up on-premises and there were huge pain points. Trend offered us their cloud solution.

We tried the cloud solution and it seemed to work much better.

The on-premises was daunting to set up, as there were a lot of issues and several challenges. We ended with their hosted solution, which addressed many of our pain points.

We had the cloud solution up and running within a day or so. The cloud solution is far quicker because you don't have to do all of the heavy lifting of installing it on-premises and all of those other features.

We have an IT team with five of us to maintain this solution, but it's generally done by two individuals.

What other advice do I have?

It seems like there is a disconnect between the Trend Micro Team and Microsoft. Microsoft is constantly pushing updates and builds, and there is a delay from the Trend side when updates are released. 

As of now when we start reading that Microsoft's finalizing a build we start scrambling and reading Trend Micro blogs trying to figure out if it supports it.

Every solution has its problems, but It is a solid product. The question becomes one of whether there is value in it for the dollar. Does it do what it needs you to do? Has it been working and providing defense? The answer is yes on those fronts.

They have tried very hard to develop a cohesive product that supports us, that offers the ability to scan for viruses and scan for malware. It doesn't hit everything, but the more that I look at different solutions, no solution is a panacea and a magic bullet, and anyone who tells you there is, is not being truthful.

The question becomes, is the manual work outweighing the value that the solution adds? For us, we can handle the updates but when we started to really have a lot of issues where users, especially now in COVID times, working remotely have their machines crippled by the scans  and taking a long time, chewing up a lot of CPU,  users become frustrated with the solution.  We spent the last two months chasing ghosts and trying to troubleshoot. It was frustrating. 

As the leader of our IT organization, I need to ensure the stability and usability of all systems for all users.

I still think that the product has value, but I've just experienced a lot of pain points to realize that it's becoming cyclical for us, and the pain points are becoming too much.

We are in POCs with other products but we may find that they are just as bad and may stick with Trend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Boris Rapoport
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
The management is really good, you can see everything on the dashboard

Pros and Cons

  • "The management console is pretty good. We have a dashboard that shows us what stuff to log, different malicious links that people are trying to access and also if somebody was trying to connect something to the computer, to a USB port or something like that, and if this person is on the under control management. It shows that he tried and he got blocked."
  • "We're not sure if we're going to continue with those products or their products or we're going to switch to something else. That's why we stopped the immigration process. If we were going to replace another product, it's not really efficient to waste time on it moving patients and other clients."

What is most valuable?

The management console is pretty good. We have a dashboard that shows us what stuff to log, different malicious links that people are trying to access and also if somebody was trying to connect something to the computer, to a USB port or something like that, and if this person is on the under control management. It shows that he tried and he got blocked. Also, the virus and malware attempts that were trying to attack the computer storage and stuff like that so the console is pretty intuitive, it's pretty user friendly. 

Managing the clients themselves, if, for example, I want to have different sites and laws. It's pretty easy to manage the clients and also to move them to different containers. The migration process itself is really easy from office scanning G to Apex One. It's just a few clicks to migrate the clients so the management is pretty good.

What needs improvement?

It works okay. The management console itself looks pretty much like the regular Office Mechanics. 

We are looking into different solutions, like SentinelOne and Sophos. We might continue with Apex One, it also depends on budget and pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

We enabled it a few months ago, but we only moved five to six clients from the office scan from the regular and point protection to Apex One. So far, it has actually resolved as one of the bugs that we had because the regular office scan, a client agent was causing some Windows problems. A lot of Windows systems were crashing, having blue screens. We didn't know what the message share or message said. We tried to analyze it and stuff like that. Eventually, we found out that it was actually because of the OfficeScan agent, the regular agent, and after moving them to Apex One, the blue screens had stopped. This was a good improvement.

We're not sure if we're going to continue with those products or their products or we're going to switch to something else. That's why we stopped the immigration process. If we were going to replace another product, it's not really efficient to waste time on it moving patients and other clients.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We're actually a very small team, currently, we're down to three. IT and infrastructure people deal with all of the network issues and all of the management of the systems for our IT systems and products. One guy does help desk and another person and I were managing the systems. It's actually down to two people to manage all of the other stuff like that.

We use it on a daily basis, Monitoring is part of our daily monitoring and schedule. We're going from our different systems, more critical stuff in the morning, for a few hours and then we get to our later tasks and stuff like that.

How are customer service and technical support?

We offer support to the vendor directly. They were at our site two times already during the negotiation with the management. 

Based on the latest experience with technical support which was moving from migrating from the IMSDA to the DDI, it was actually pretty good. There was one support guy that worked with over the phone and everything is remote of course and after about two or three hours, all of it was running in production with the new system.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Symantec. I was mainly dealing with the end point, installing, and uninstalling it and solving different issues that were involved or problems that were involved due to the Symantec endpoint client, but besides that, I wasn't managing the system.

The main difference between the two is the heaviness that was edited with Symantec on the endpoint client itself and into the client. The agent is pretty heavy on the resources sometimes, the memory specialists and we feel that with Trend, the product is more light on the station, and doesn't consume a lot of resources. That's I think the main issue.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. We did the migration ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

As a current user of Trend Micro, I would recommend it, it does the job. It works fine and usually stops different virus attempts. The management is really good, you can see everything on the dashboard. If someone downloads some kind of infected file or some malicious file, we can see it and it usually gets blocked automatically.

I would rate Apex One an eight out of ten. 

In the next release, I would like to have the ability that if something happens, then we have a record of what exactly has occurred on the station, how it started and how it evolved and eventually, in case something bad happened, something malicious gets through and it wasn't recognized in the signatures and the station got infected so that we can later come and analyze and investigate it and see what exactly happened and learn from it actually for the next time.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Abbasi Poonawala
Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Advanced all-in-one endpoint security

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup was very straightforward."
  • "They should include easy-to-use connectors to make it easier to connect to SIEM."

What is our primary use case?

We use Trend Micro to build our entire, CI/CD pipeline. In short, I check out the code from my VCS (Version Control System), then I run a static code analysis as the first job in the pipeline.

From that point onward, I can do multiple scans in multiple environments. For example, I can have the code checkout from my Dev environment, run the static code analysis, then I can do a folder scan. I perform the scan in my Dev environment, in the integration environment, and in the UAP environment. These are the multiple scans that you can run and enter on your application.

All the static code analysis is on the application-side, and the rest of the workflows can be triggered in several places throughout the pipeline and on the infrastructure side as well. I can use it to do VAPT (vulnerability assessment and penetration testing) throughout the entire pipeline.

Broadly speaking, it means adopting the DevOps culture of Trend Micro. DevOps culture is well adopted in Trend Micro. It's very comparable to Prisma Cloud. Palo Alto has recently informed me about their Prisma Cloud offering regarding CI/CD deployment.

We develop and deploy the CI/CD pipeline in the free workflow, using various tools like GitLab.

Palo Alto is a big competitor of Trend Micro.

Within our organization, there are roughly 1,000 plus users, using Trend Micro.

We definitely plan on using Trend Micro in the future. They are one of our preferred vendors, along with Forescout.

Forescout handles the initial stages of threat discovery and it integrates with SIEM.

If we are going to continue with Trend Micro as our endpoint security solution, then we need to have a SIEM solution, like IBM QRadar, ArcSight, Forescout, Micro Focus ArcSight.

What needs improvement?

Trend Micro does region-based scanning — the threats are shown in different regions.

I did some workshops based on tracking zero-day vulnerabilities, etc.

Trend Micro's coverage and scans can be broadened to encompass different types of classified threats based on different parameters.

For example, say I want to filter out all of the threats in The United States. In this case, I will see the US region and I will see the number of threats that are present on my infrastructure. This is referred to as threat intelligence.

When I was in this workshop, the filters always recommend that we start with the region as a first parameter. Once you get into the region (the US region), you might look at the different data centers within the US, then within the different data centers, you can drill down on the folder — on the number of hosts.

The host can then be extracted from the region and the region can be marked red. Red means there are a lot of vulnerabilities in a particular region. If Multiple hosts have multiple vulnerabilities, then the entire region will be marked red. Trend Micro somewhat shows this on their dashboard. In other words, the parameters should be improved, including zero-day filtering.

They should include easy-to-use connectors to make it easier to connect to SIEM. The integration environment has to be available so it can easily connect to SIEM. 

Also, you should be able to perform more scans.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Trend Micro for two years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Trend Micro is both scalable and stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support. They are available 24/7.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward. I did the installation by myself.

Regarding deployment topologies, whether it's on-premises, a hybrid cloud, or a public or private cloud, installation is quite easy. It will be up and running within a couple of hours.

Once we deployed it, we had to connect the console to the dashboard. Once the dashboard was up and running, we could filter out threats by connecting to the Trend Micro Data Security Operations Center, which has a threat intelligence ability that highlights all of the threats. The data comes from the CMDB database and It shows us the CVS4 of each threat.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you buy Trend Micro, you will also need to purchase a SIEM solution which is often quite expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend Trend Micro to other potential users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Trend Micro a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Ian Keller
CSO at SBV
Real User
Top 5
From a technology point of view, it is very simple to install and it's not heavy on the endpoints in terms of the amount of processing cycles

Pros and Cons

  • "From a technology point of view, it is very simple to install, it's not heavy on the endpoint in terms of the amount of processing cycles. It is simple to deploy and the interfaces are easy. You don't need to be a scientist to operate it."
  • "I think the one place where we like where they lacking is in a unified style dashboard."

What is our primary use case?

Our business is what you would call national key infrastructure so if anything happens to our business we will have a major economic impact for Africa. From that point of view, we cannot afford for anything to go wrong with our endpoints networks. Our primary use case is to have a best of breed endpoint response rate. 

What is most valuable?

From a technology point of view, it is very simple to install, it's not heavy on the endpoint in terms of the amount of processing cycles. It is simple to deploy and the interfaces are easy. You don't need to be a scientist to operate it. 

Then the other things that are really just as important as the technology like the people behind it. When you look at it from a support perspective, the Trend Micro people are exceptionally passionate about their business and their products. That translates into phenomenal service that you get, which I haven't experienced with any of the other vendors at this point in time.

What needs improvement?

I think the one place where we like where they lacking is in a unified style dashboard. We've got multiple reporting in all the various components, but they need something to tie all of it together. There's deep discovery, deep security, and we've got a lot of different layers, and then we need something to tie all of this back together from an MIS point of view. I think that's the one place Trend Micro can spend a little bit more time on. But operationally, it's phenomenal.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the solution is phenomenal. We started looking at things like Apex One in the cloud and it's amazing when we're looking at it from a commercial perspective, it makes a lot of sense and because you don't have to rely on maximum infrastructure in terms of your service and distribution boxes and all these other things that you traditionally would have. From that point of view as it's chalk and cheese against the competitors. Also, the organization's willingness to partner with you- it's not just somebody coming to do a sale, it's like a family and they actually mean it.

How are customer service and technical support?

They provide me a SOC service on the backend. We partnered locally with Trend SA and that's one of the major reasons why the product is phenomenal is because of the technical support. 

I can pick up the phone and I can phone the global CEO of the organization. That's the level of commitment that Trend Micro put into their products versus Symantec, Kaspersky or McAfee.

How was the initial setup?

When you started doing some of the advanced things, it becomes a bit more complex when you start running the mobile device management and we're doing Apple enrollment because Apple is so difficult for the enrollment features. So when you're doing stuff like that and you're running it across the internet, that's got a fair bit of configuration that you need to know. Partnering becomes equally as important as the tool. With the right partners. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price point is exceptionally competitive. And I find that in most cases it's actually better than the competition. When you start looking at everything that you're getting and you're lumping all of the stuff together, it is exceptionally competitive. It is not a cheap solution so if you want cheap, then you go with another solution. But from a corporate perspective, I think they are exceptionally reasonably priced. So much so that I think the displacing of the technology is going to be detrimental to any business because you're going to end up buying a much more inferior product.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Trend Micro a ten out of ten. 

The only thing that I would be presumptuous enough to tell Trend Micro they need to improve is that they need to have a bold interface for a C level executive so that they can look at a screen and see the holistic picture of what the state is giving them. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Sikendra Jena
Technical Lead Specialist at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable and easy to set up with good flexibility

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is very simple to use and easy to deploy."
  • "The integration capabilities of the solution could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution a SaaS-based service to streamline the setup, as it only requires one agent and not multiple licenses.

What is most valuable?

We're an integrator. We have a business relationship with the company.

Apex One is a single agent that covers most needs and has a SaaS-based model, so we do not need any in-house set up to host this application. There will be no additional charges for those types of needs in that area. 

Product-wise it is perfectly fine. If you compare similar kinds of services from other competitors, you'll find you need to go for multiple licenses and multiple agents with other products. However, with Apex One, it gives one single solution, with just one agent and most of your problems are resolved. It's like a silver bullet.

The solution offers very good machine learning.

The solution is very simple to use and easy to deploy.

The solution is very flexible and works on multiple platforms as well as on servers.

What needs improvement?

The integration capabilities of the solution could be improved.

In a DLT context, the solution needs more features. The DLT needs to be more fully fleshed out. Trend Micro claims that they are security provider, not the compliance provider, and the DLT is a completely compliance-based solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

We're an integrator and have been using the solution for a while now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. There aren't bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze on us.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability, it depends on what you mean. Add-on licenses are easy to implement. You can add them at any point in time and if it supports your endpoint machine, it supports other machines as well. It supports your ATM machines and it works on various platforms, including Mac and iOS. You can install it on servers as well. There's quite a lot of flexibility within the product.

Trend Micros has a pretty large customer base. I'm not sure how many people are on the solution currently. I know that a decent number of organizations are using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

We assist our clients in technical support as needed.

The product's technical support is also fine, as they have a completely channel-based model. In that context, you can buy from your solution provider or reseller. They, like us, will have tech support available. In our case, we have our own engineers who are trained on Trend Micro products. They are good and they're free to use for our clients.

How was the initial setup?

The solution's initial implementation is not difficult or complex. It's easy to deploy and quite straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We're a system integrator. We implement the solution for our clients.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a completely SaaS-based model.

Licensing costs depend completely on the number of users or licenses. They have a specific pricing structure. For example, if you are looking for 100 users to be on the product, in the Indian market (we're based in India), the cost is nearly $2,500 to $3,000 maximum for one three-year license. We'll usually get a three-year subscription.

What other advice do I have?

We're quite familiar and regularly work with Trend Micro products. 

The solution is endpoint protection bundled with a couple of more features, with basically a lot of DLT application filtering, et cetera.

We are a system integrator. We offer tech support and help our customers. We sell Trend Micro licenses to companies.

I'd recommend the solution. It's very nice. We've supplied it to many clients with very good results. We haven't received any complaints at all and our agents are satisfied with the solution.

Overall, I'd rank it nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
reviewer1578687
User at South State Bank
Real User
Straightforward to set up, knowledgeable support, and the web reputation and user behavior monitoring features help to mitigate careless user actions

Pros and Cons

  • "We really like the ability to have different policies to keep servers and endpoints unique to their own policy."
  • "I'd like to see the different interface components combined into one, or be allowed to get to the agent management portion without having to log into the main console."

What is our primary use case?

We use Apex One for Antivirus only.

Our company currently has more than 8,500 machines with the Apex One agent installed, including servers and workstations. We are a 100% Microsoft Windows environment.

Being a financial institution, data integrity is paramount to keeping our customers' information safe, as well as the well-being of the bank. We use the Apex One web console to review logs and triage any infections that may be occurring or that have occurred.

We really like the ability to have different policies to keep servers and endpoints unique to their own policy.

How has it helped my organization?

Apex One has streamlined our AV. We use the SaaS instance in the cloud.

We use real-time scans, manual and scheduled scans for viruses, malware, grayware, ransomware, etc. We also use other modules like Behavior monitoring and predictive machine learning, malicious web tracking, and blocking.

We were previously using the Trend Micro OfficeScan antivirus product, so it was only natural that we upgraded to the Apex One product when we decided to upgrade. The SaaS instance in the cloud was right for us.

What is most valuable?

We really have found the web reputation monitoring and the behavior monitoring portions to be highly valuable. These modules really cut down on careless user impact.

Behavior monitoring keeps ransomware from taking hold.

Real-time scans also monitor files as they are accessed, downloaded, sent, etc.

We have our environment set up to alert our security department not only when endpoints are infected, but for anything that is considered a low risk that may need further investigation.

A daily check of the logs helps us keep an eye on those things.

What needs improvement?

The console is divided into two parts. One for the policy and configuration, another for agent management. I'd like to see the different interface components combined into one, or be allowed to get to the agent management portion without having to log into the main console.

Another item that I would like to see change is the fact that, on occasion, the console will be updated and items that I once knew the location of have moved to a different location. I would like to see a model where we are alerted to the changes as they happen.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Trend Micro Apex One for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, we have no complaints. We have had zero downtime with our SaaS instance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

From what I've seen, we would have no issue adding more policies, endpoints, etc. to our environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

Our account manager and lead tech were essential in setting this up and getting everything the way we needed. They were quick to answer our questions and very knowledgeable.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were an OfficeScan portion, which was rebranded and upgraded to Apex One.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward.

Go to the site, answer a few questions and within five minutes, you're up and running.

What about the implementation team?

We did the work in-house, with support from our Trend team if needed.

What was our ROI?

Our ROI is yet to be determined, as we have not had the product long enough.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The SaaS version is competitively priced and amazingly easy to set up.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated CrowdStrike, Carbon Black, and FireEye.

What other advice do I have?

We have really had a good experience so far with Apex One.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
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IT Manger at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
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Top 20
A straightforward setup and good multi-layer protection with easy management capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
  • "We have found that this product is a bit heavy on the endpoints."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution as an antivirus. It protects our organization.

What is most valuable?

As a specialist and price management console, it's easy to manage. 

There is excellent multi-layer protection offered by the product. There are multiple layers of behavior monitoring, process monitoring, et cetera. The multi-layer aspect is actually one of the main reasons we chose this particular solution.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

We've found the stability to be very good.

What needs improvement?

We have found that this product is a bit heavy on the endpoints. This seems to be largely the fault of multiple processing on the identity side. If they could improve this identity protection on the endpoint so that it could take up fewer resources on the machines, it would be a marked improvement.

We have had one problem. When we go to use corporate licenses, we'd like to have the ability to distribute them all over the globe. However, they work under a SAS model, and not all entities can use the SAS model. They are bound by one license key with one setup. If they had three to five SAS models linked to one key, it would be much better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for the past five years now. It's been a while.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good. Basically, it's the latest version of OfficeScan. There aren't too many differences and the stability in both cases was good. It doesn't crash or freeze. There are no bugs or glitches. It's quite reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability, we've discovered that it is easy to scale. You basically just need to add the licenses and the console. If a company needs to expand the solution, it won't have any issues.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not complex at all. It was easy and very straightforward. We recently migrated from OfficeScan to Apex One, and it was a very simple process overall. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing, as compared to other options, is a bit higher. However, they're offering with single license multiple applications. With this product, you get things like application control, vulnerability control, et cetera. They have added more benefits. You may pay more, however, you also get more. Altogether, it's a rather reasonable offer.

What other advice do I have?

We are just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the organization.

In general, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten. It's okay. We've mostly been happy with it.

This product basically a traditional antivirus system. Similar to McAfee and Symantec, Trend Micro, is based on traditional antiviruses. They have made improvements on some things, however, at the enterprise level, we know that these days we need a second layer of protection, specifically for malware. That is why we are using two solutions - Trend Micro plus Cisco AMP. AMP is specific to malware protection. Trend Micro handles the traditional antivirus side. It's very difficult to trust just one solution these days. We need to make sure we cover all the protection layers. 

Trend Micro claims that basically, Apex One is an enterprise level solution. We have been using last five years, and, so far, we haven't experienced any problems. Therefore, it's safe to say that we can recommend a product like this to other mid-level or small enterprises.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Sergey Apostolov
Network Security Engineer at S&T Bulgaria
Real User
Good technical support with a great complexity and the capability to scale

Pros and Cons

  • "We've found the technical support to be very helpful overall."
  • "The solution should adjust its pricing for the smaller market we are in."

What is our primary use case?

Next month, we will implement the solution as our own primary endpoint solution. Currently, we have clients that are using it for the same purpose.

What is most valuable?

We've just started the distribution of Trend Micro Products. We're at the start of the process. However, it's my understanding that it is a very complete solution.

With the DLP addition, it's quite a good product.

The complexity of the product is very good. It has a lot of features. It covers many items and different parts of intrusions.

The solution can scale quite well.

We've found the technical support to be very helpful overall.

What needs improvement?

We're still in the early stages of using the solution. We need more time to do some installations and work with the product to really be able to evaluate it completely. 

We had some challenges with the initial setup.

The solution should adjust its pricing for the smaller market we are in.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've only been using the solution for about six months - or half a year. We haven't used the solution for that long just yet.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is very easy to scale and quite flexible. If a company needs to scale, it can do so with ease.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have our own global distributor, a local provider, and they have some technical personnel that covers the lower level of support queries. For a big issue, we contact the Trend Micro team directly. 

It's very easy to contact both. They are very quick and responsive, They are quite knowledgeable and helpful. We're very satisfied with the level of service we are provided with.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup can be difficult. We had some issues, however, we worked with a local provider here in Bulgaria, and successfully performed this type of installation previously.

What about the implementation team?

We had the assistance of a local provider that was well trained in implementation. They sorted out any problems we had and helped us set everything up. We were very satisfied with the results.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a small market in Bulgaria and the price is always the leading issue and the leading decision point. Trend Micro is a big vendor, one of the best vendors, in my opinion. For a couple of years they've been in the top three and top five as an antivirus solution. Therefore, the quality comes at a price. I try to explain to our customers and our clients that they are paying for quality. That said, due to the fact that Bulgaria is such a small market, the pricing doesn't match the expectations. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am currently comparing this solution with ESET.

What other advice do I have?

We are both a distributor of this product as well as a customer.

I'd recommend the solution to other companies. We don't just offer it to clients. We use it ourselves. We believe in the solution. We see the value in it.

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. Although there are some improvements to be made, it's a very complete product with good flexibility and a good level of flexibility.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Distributor
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