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.
IT Security Coordinator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 26, 2021
I can't say one way or the other for sure, but, having experienced Trend Micro in the past from an endpoint perspective they have their own way of doing things. They certainly didn't catch everything that even basic a/v like SEP did and they had a very convoluted setup and system configuration. Not sure on how falcon compares but cost wise Trend would probably be the cheap option while Falcon would be more expensive but easier to work in/with.
Head of Global IT Security at Hansen Corporation Pty Ltd
Oct 26, 2021
Having previously run a penetration testing company, I can tell you that the general feedback I have from professional hackers is that CrowdStrike Falcon does make their job a lot more difficult.
The "traditional" players in the endpoint protection market e.g. Trend Micro, Symantec and McAfee they generally view as trivial to bypass.