Trend Micro Deep Security offers a lot of features. It guarantees security for your data center, cloud, and containers - all with a unified and comprehensive SaaS solution and without compromising performance. This solution also offers powerful protection, an all-in-one workload security option (which may help with eliminating the cost of deploying multiple point solutions), and flexible integration. It also has a good intrusion prevention feature that I like. And the solution is very secure. If patch management is important for your organization, this solution will definitely cater to your needs. The fact that it is based on the cloud is a huge selling point for Deep Security. One unique thing about it is that Deep Security has a “pay-for-what-you-use” pricing model, which is hard to come by. However, one thing I strongly dislike is that it does not support versions prior to Windows 7.
I found the most valuable feature of Trend Micro Apex One to be its reporting. I can report back and provide information on an item’s quarantine status. I also like the management console and find it to be very useful. The dashboard is clear and helpful too; It displays what has been logged or still needs to be logged, it shows different malicious links that people have tried to access, reveals if someone was trying to connect something to the computer, and provides many other insights. Trend Micro Apex One has good flexibility, too. It is very easy to use and also easy to deploy.
A big disappointment for me, though, is that Trend Micro Apex One consumes a lot of CPU time. To clarify, when scanning, the CPU usage stays too high. Also, the on-premise setup can be daunting. Moreover, the stability is not fantastic. There have been times where it has crippled several users’ machines, requiring the application to be uninstalled and then reinstalled in order to fix the issues.
Conclusion: Overall both solutions are solid, but Trend Micro Deep Security takes the win for me. Its features were more aligned with what I needed.