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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Norton Small Business

For a small or mid-sized firm with distributed computing requirements like ours, Symantec Norton is well suited. It is an ideal solution as it is easy-to-use and the pricing is the right fit on account of geographical customisation. Small businesses, especially, realise the value of endpoint protection only when they encounter serious issues, therefore their product becomes well suited for those who may dither because of the lack of clarity and poor pricing structure of other options. However, the most important feature still remains its effectiveness, which makes it the most optimal option at the right price
Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Apex One

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.4
Anti-Exploit Technology
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
8.8
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.2
Centralized Management
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7
Hybrid Deployment Support
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7
Infection Remediation
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.0
Vulnerability Management
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7
Malware Detection
Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
9.7

Pros

Norton Small Business

  • Effective Outcomes
  • Transparent & Customised Pricing
  • Ease of Use
Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Apex One

  • 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.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Norton Small Business

  • Confusing Workflow at Renewal
  • Fixed Bundle Sizes may be an issue for Smaller Businesses with in-the-middle requirements
  • Easier Installation
Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Apex One

  • Threat Removal: we've encountered several times when Trend Micro will point out some kind of threat, but lacks the ability to handle the removal itself, and typically still requires some kind of manual intervention.
  • It's small, but I do wish you could rename the endpoint agent names after they're assigned in the system.
  • Greater view and visibility into some of the standard reports offered would be nice.
David Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Norton Small Business

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trend Micro Apex One

Trend Micro Apex One 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Aaron Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Norton Small Business

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trend Micro Apex One

Trend Micro Apex One 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Norton Small Business

We did not actively consider any other software. Overall we did do a basic understanding of a pricing & features and found that the offerings from Symantec were better than others even prima facie. At the current time for an organisation such as ours we do not believe that there is any other option worth active consideration
Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Apex One

I have evaluated several endpoint security products over the years, but Trend Micro consistently lands in the Gartner's magic quadrant of best companies in this space, reviews well, and, most tellingly, I have had great success with their products. Every iteration brings improvements in ease of use and advancements in protection
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Norton Small Business

  • Data Protection is ensured which ensures positive focus from all team members on their work which certain results in improved productivity at the individual level of 2-4% that consequently improves organisational productivity.
  • Our cost of external inputs for data security issues is NIL therefore obviously reducing the bottomline by 1-2% which would be the average cost incurred by organisations of our size in general. Of course an event maybe costlier, but I am sticking to averages since we have had no events.
  • Overall, we feel that the cost of security software is also lower on account of optimised pricing by Symantec. While the expense in this segment is a fraction of total IT costs, and therefore tangible savings are also fractional. However, So, since the value of outcomes (lack of security related negative events) is much higher, intangible benefits are even higher.
Prasar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Apex One

  • Increased employee efficiency is definitely one of the main reasons for using this product. A lot of valuable business hours can be saved by having this product as we all know that fixing virus issues involves more than technical expertise and takes a lot of time.
  • If the employee efficiency improves then any employee facing the customer will have a much better impact and will automatically improve customer service. Having a computer in good condition is going to have a better customer service and it will also help to meet deadlines.
  • The only negative impact I would say that it does affect other VPN agents (which is mandatory for certain client applications or accessing the client network) once the Trend Micro agent gets a version upgrade. On the other hand if the agents are not upgraded from time to time it may affect Trend Micro agents' functionality.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Norton Small Business

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Trend Micro Apex One

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Norton Small Business
9.0
Trend Micro Apex One
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
8.0

Support Rating

Norton Small Business
Trend Micro Apex One
8.0

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