Kaspersky Endpoint Security vs. Trend Micro Apex One

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Kaspersky Small Office Security (formerly Kaspersky Work Space Security) is antivirus / endpoint security software from Russian company Kaspersky.
$29.99
per month
Trend Micro Apex One
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
The Trend Micro Endpoint Security platform Apex One (formerly OfficeScan) provides antivirus and malware detection, and endpoint visibility. The product suite can be extended with associated applications that cover mobile endpoint protection, endpoint encryption, as well as network and server vulnerability protection.N/A
Pricing
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Apex One
Editions & Modules
Essential Suite
$29.99
per month
Advanced Suite
$39.99
per month
Premium Suite
$44.99
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Apex One
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Apex One
Considered Both Products
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Chose Kaspersky Endpoint Security
Kaspersky Endpoint Security often comes up on top of other competitor products for a variety of reasons. These include overall speed, easy to user interface, lower costs for implementation, and easy to manage features. It has a great security research department to deal with …
Trend Micro Apex One
Chose Trend Micro Apex One
For me, Trend Micro Apex One with its low performance is the best option at the time to buy a solution like this, with its flexibility through on-premises or saas deployment options you can choose the option that best fix to you, has an advanced automated threat detection and …
Chose Trend Micro Apex One
Trend Micro is a company headquartered in the USA and provides a high-quality product with minimal impact of resources on the computers. Leaving both IT and endpoint users happy.
Chose Trend Micro Apex One
We have chosen Trend Micro due to the availability to migrate our physical server to the cloud. It has reduced the maintenance cost of the data center and offers the same, if not more, protection then we used to have. Also, the provider that sold us Trend Micro offers more …
Top Pros
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Features
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Apex One
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.3
12 Ratings
17% below category average
Trend Micro Apex One
8.9
11 Ratings
2% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology6.812 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)7.312 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Centralized Management8.211 Ratings9.411 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support7.58 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Infection Remediation7.312 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Vulnerability Management5.512 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Malware Detection8.512 Ratings9.511 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Apex One
Likelihood to Recommend
6.2
(26 ratings)
9.2
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(6 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kaspersky Endpoint SecurityTrend Micro Apex One
Likelihood to Recommend
Kaspersky Lab
I think Kaspersky is well suited for large and small companies. Larger companies can take advantage of the KSC (Kaspersky Security Center) servers to help manage a large network. The KSC has many good features to help monitor the health of the organization. It does a good job with updating and deploying remotely. It has inventory features, and can even deploy non-Kaspersky software packages uploaded to the center. KSC can become a source of good information about [your] network that can be seen at a glance. IT departments are normally smaller than they need to be. KSC helps with larger and smaller companies because of this. A small company would appreciate the amount of information and management that can be done through KSC without needing extra help. If the company is small enough that they don't have servers on-site, there is a cloud version. I have not used that to know how it differs from the local KSC.
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Trend Micro
Before Trend Micro OfficeScan we used Symantec Endpoint Protection and although it was very easy to deploy and to update agents it couldn't find a virus if you pointed it out with a neon sign. We were always getting hit with different viruses but since we migrated to Trend we no longer have that problem. Trend has definitely been preventing those kind of outbreaks successfully.
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Pros
Kaspersky Lab
  • The Security Center is laid out very well and makes it easy to install and manage the client endpoint protection on servers and workstations.
  • The way security policies are defined and managed is very easy to understand.
  • The client programs seem to be lighter and smaller on the client systems than others I have used in the past. Using fewer resources is always an advantage.
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Trend Micro
  • The product has two important aspects, centralized console and an agent which is typically installed on every machine. When the product is installed on a dedicated server then all computers can readily get updated while in the same network (provided the agent is installed on every machine). This helps the machine to avoid any kind of virus attacks.
  • Even if the machines are not in the same network where the console is being run it can directly get all updates from the Trend Micro server directly and the machine is still protected. Hence, it is not necessary that users have to visit the office or internal network to get the update, once the agent is installed on the machine then they can get the update from anywhere as long as the machine has access to the Internet.
  • Once the agent is installed on the machine the users can themselves do a full scan and even check the logs themselves.
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Cons
Kaspersky Lab
  • The PC imaging tools are difficult to set up and use
  • Device Encryption tools are getting better, but are difficult to manage.
  • The policies are powerful, but could be broken up. More help can be provided in what the policy element does within the policy setup
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Trend Micro
  • Only thing I would have to say that's negative is the reporting aspect. Basic reporting is good but still lacks some details. This is a problem with many of the software vendors I have encountered in the past as well. Reporting is still much better than most.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kaspersky Lab
The product is stable and accurate in detecting security threats. There are very few or no false positives in detecting security threats or unusual behavior and has very sharp heuristics. The product does the job very well including saving us money in getting 3rd party patch management tools as the business is already using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager which is Microsoft product specific and the product patches these third party products e.g Adobe Flash Player
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Trend Micro
It is very easy to stick with a vendor year after year, and it is also easy to see the faults in a product and want to change. This is the first time I have renewed with an antiviurs provider as others have been less than ideal and caused issues where there were none before, so while it isn't perfect, it is the best of the bunch currently and I am hopeful that it will continue to improve in future versions.
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Usability
Kaspersky Lab
The integration with a known solution is not good (Cisco ISE), product (10.x) does not automate remediation, however security is great and detects security threats with accuracy including heuristics, very few or no false positives
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Trend Micro
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Reliability and Availability
Kaspersky Lab
I've used the on-premise server. I've only experienced one time that we couldn't open the console, and that was a server issue. It seems to be a dependable solution. It's there, and it's stable.
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Trend Micro
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Performance
Kaspersky Lab
Users don't notice any slowdown with the antivirus running on their systems. There have been issues when the systems have missed a scheduled scan, and it was checked to run at [a] first available time, they will start a full scan at startup. This has caused some lag. Normally there are also some issues with the workstation, but it is something to note.
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Trend Micro
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Kaspersky Lab
I give the maximum grade because we have no complaints; we never had any failure, serious error, and serious threat to the company. All of its features work very well. The great advantage of having a product supported by an industry-leading security company is that regularly updated security protocols will protect the system against all emerging threats.
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Trend Micro
It has been difficult at sometimes, the support people at one point told me that they couldn't tell me information about OfficeScan because it was knowledge that was passed down from engineer to engineer. The issue was that if you used the msi for the install any further installs would require the msi to have the same exact name or else the install fails and corrupts the install. This information is not listed anywhere on trends website. Support kept trying to get me to use the exe for installs instead, but we use SCCM and msi's work better. We had to write a script to come up with a solution so that we could uninstall the software and install the new software. Trend did provide the technical expertise to help with the script and had us work with one of the developers in order to resolve that issue. So they did fix their screw up but it took a while and several complaints.
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Implementation Rating
Kaspersky Lab
Make sure to provide awareness campaigns on changes that will be implemented and WHY the business is doing it and the benefits reaped. Benefits reaped is very important for the justification of why things have to change and emphasizing the importance of security. This will reduce user disgruntlement and total bitterness on use of their workstation or laptop
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Trend Micro
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Alternatives Considered
Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky is a leader in endpoint protection, but its ties to potential adversaries are unsettling. Kaspersky has a great threat research team and quickly identifies malicious software and its signature. Its web-based protection is also top notch. This is a great product but as with everything has its place.
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Trend Micro
For me, Trend Micro Apex One with its low performance is the best option at the time to buy a solution like this, with its flexibility through on-premises or saas deployment options you can choose the option that best fix to you, has an advanced automated threat detection and response against an ever-growing variety of threats.
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Scalability
Kaspersky Lab
You can create groups and create different policies for each group. You can customize many parts of the software before it is deployed. You can create different tasks and schedules based on the groups. It is customizable.
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Trend Micro
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Return on Investment
Kaspersky Lab
  • It reduced the incidents of infections and so reduced the efforts needed by the IT department to mitigate problems.
  • It made it difficult to manage the security of our growing mobile user base due to infrequent contact with our on-premise management server.
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Trend Micro
  • Since the product is a full suite of protection rolled into a single product, we've seen ROI through cost reduction and simplified management. And while we haven't measured performance, one would logically assume that systems will perform better with a single product installed vs several.
  • While we haven't measured performance, one would logically assume that systems will perform better with a single product installed vs several.
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