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"It's free. There is no additional cost. It's part of Windows.""Within its class I think, it has a high and decent detection rate.""It's really stable. I've used a lot of stuff, a lot of products, like ESET and Kaspersky. None of them are comparable with this one. This one is much better.""This is a very go, proactive solution to threat protection using advanced analysis.""I like the real-time protection features. Windows Defender will detect if there's a threat like a Trojan or something like that but Kaspersky lets it run normally.""Defender is integrated into the operating system. It's integrated with everything. You don't have to spend time analyzing what you have to do to be sure that the integration is okay between the security tool and all the other apps. This, from my point of view, is the main advantage.""The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple.""The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration."

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"I would emphasize the ease of use and the quality of operations. Trend Micro is quite stable.""The product offers almost all of the features the client expects from such a solution.""This solution protects us from virus attacks before they affect the organization.""It's a good solution, and they have something called Suite incorporating many, many engines like encryption, GLB, anti-virus.""I think this is the best solution in the category of endpoint protection, it's really excellent. It's better than McAfee.""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.""The most valuable features are the vulnerability protection and virtual patching.""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."

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Cons
"Microsoft Windows Defender doesn't have a game mode.""There's a lot of manual effort involved to configure what we need.""The end-user also cannot do some advanced actions on it. It's a little bit complicated for our end-user, so it needs to be simplified.""Updates are not coming out of preview quickly enough and it is holding back on the development of the product.""The system can always be simplified and have a better integration check. More detailed reports would be good. When it does the integrated check, it just shows if the system is okay but I want to know what happened.""The solution needs to improve its ransomware. It's not so good. It could also use some general performance optimization for the computers the solution operates on, to ensure it does not slow down the devices.""I would like to be able to set up any kind of protection I want in the firewall, any IP address or any number.""There's scanning going on that occasionally topples the memory, causing everything to freeze. This should be fixed."

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"We had a few occasions where we had to turn off our clients' computers to upgrade the drivers.""Technical support is very very slow. There is no French support. Only English. The experts are in England, the United States, or Japan, I don't know where. So the support is really lacking.""Product performance needs improvement. Customers face the same performance issues on the endpoint of the product. We need improvement on that side.""The alert, or warning function, needs to be improved.""We cover many things, but there is something called ATP, advanced threat prevention. I think they need to invest in this technology.""Could channel video more efficiently.""I think the one place where we like where they lacking is in a unified style dashboard.""The reports are not eye-catching from the customer's point of view, which is something that should be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.""The solution is free.""This product is included in the pricing for Windows.""It is affordable and comes in the Office 365 bundle.""I pay for it through the Windows Professional or Standard license. It is a one-time cost for me, and I use the same license.""This solution is part of Windows and comes included with it.""I got it with the Microsoft Windows license.""The solution is an open source version and was free with a paid version of Windows 10."

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"I think that this product is expensive.""It's well priced at a yearly rate. The price itself depends on whether the solution is full suite, half suite, or some other engine. It's different according to the consumer's requests.""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 price is reasonable.""Its pricing was good. It is very competitive with all the other vendors.""Compared to other products on the market, I think that the pricing is reasonable.""The price is very good compared to other products.""We have a yearly subscription. Our subscription includes all solutions of Apex One, such as endpoint protection, DLP, and ransomware protection. We are paying around $30 for each."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the valuable features of the solution is the small updates that keep my machine relatively clean from any infections.
Top Answer: The solution comes as a part of Windows 10 and it is covered under its license.
Top Answer: I would like the solution to be able to prevent unauthorized programs from installing and to block unauthorised URLs which is similar to web filtering product.
Top Answer: I'm using the cloud solution, which I really like. I like being able to update policies on the cloud so that when users who are working from home connect to the internet, their laptops will be updated… more »
Top Answer: The setup is easy, and if your servers are managed on the cloud, you won't need to hire additional staff for deployment and maintenance.
Top Answer: More integration with different platforms would be great, as everyone seems to want the solution to integrate with each team.
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Also Known As
Microsoft Windows Defender, Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus
OfficeScan, Trend Micro OfficeScan
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Overview

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is the next-generation protection component of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. This protection brings together machine learning, big-data analysis, in-depth threat resistance research, and the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to protect devices in your enterprise organization.

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.

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Sample Customers
Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company6%
Aerospace/Defense Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm28%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. Trend Micro Apex One and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
479,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 1st in Anti-Malware Tools with 29 reviews while Trend Micro Apex One is ranked 10th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 31 reviews. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Apex One is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Antivirus writes "A security implementation that supplies proactive issue resolution with cloud analytics and APT". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Apex One writes "Antivirus and Malware scanning with reporting that allows you to report back with information". Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and Cisco AMP for Endpoints, whereas Trend Micro Apex One is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, CrowdStrike Falcon, Trend Micro Smart Protection and Symantec End-User Endpoint Security. See our Microsoft Defender Antivirus vs. Trend Micro Apex One report.

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