Compare Microsoft Windows Defender vs. Trend Micro Apex One

Microsoft Windows Defender is ranked 2nd in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 11 reviews while Trend Micro Apex One is ranked 12th in Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Business with 13 reviews. Microsoft Windows Defender is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Apex One is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Defender 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 Windows Defender is most compared with Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, ESET Endpoint Security, Carbon Black CB Defense and Malwarebytes, whereas Trend Micro Apex One is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco AMP for Endpoints and Norton Security Premium. See our Microsoft Windows Defender vs. Trend Micro Apex One report.
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Pros
We have liked the fact that it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and it is constantly updated with all new virus definitions. It is also updated with new security features on a regular basis.Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any viruses are found, they are cleaned automatically.The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration.The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple.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.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.This is a very go, proactive solution to threat protection using advanced analysis.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.

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

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Cons
There is no behavior analytics for devices and endpoints. There is no behavior-based protection.With increase of cyber threats and cybersecurity issues, I would recommend that the product be developed like an AI product with more features which can counter any threat in the coming eras.There's scanning going on that occasionally topples the memory, causing everything to freeze. This should be fixed.I would like to be able to set up any kind of protection I want in the firewall, any IP address or any number.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.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.Updates are not coming out of preview quickly enough and it is holding back on the development of the product.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.

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The CPU usage when scanning is too high and we have run into bottlenecks were it consumes a lot of CPU time.The reports are not eye-catching from the customer's point of view, which is something that should be improved.I think the one place where we like where they lacking is in a unified style dashboard.Could channel video more efficiently,We cover many things, but there is something called ATP, advanced threat prevention. I think they need to invest in this technology.The alert, or warning function, needs to be improved.Product performance needs improvement. Customers face the same performance issues on the endpoint of the product. We need improvement on that side.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.

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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.I think that this product is expensive.On a yearly basis, it's about $50,000. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.Pricing and licensing are competitive with other solutions on the market.

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Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint ProtectionOfficeScan, Trend Micro OfficeScan
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Overview
Windows Defender Pro is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance.

Trend Micro Apex Oneā„¢ 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 ResortsAtma 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
Comms Service Provider14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government7%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm30%
Engineering Company10%
Hospitality Company10%
Integrator10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise37%
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