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Trend Micro has been in the IT security industry for over three decades. Founded in 1988 by Steve Chang, Jenny Chang, and Eva Chen, the company now has a reputation as one of the best security solutions for endpoint, cloud storage, networks, and businesses worldwide. With cyber threats getting stronger every day, the team is making sure that they are always ahead of the bad guys. Continue reading our comprehensive Trend Micro review to learn more about this veteran cybersecurity software.

Key Features
Above-average antivirus protection
Configurable spam filter
Secure browser for online shopping
Sophisticated AI technologies
Parental controls
Secure erase
Social networking protection
Pay guard
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Great security features
  • Fast full scans
  • Free trial
  • Affordable pricing
  • Resource-consuming during scans
  • No VPN service
  • Live support costs extra

Advanced Protection Solution with Sophisticated AI and Quick Scans

More than 500,000 companies worldwide trust this company to protect their sensitive data with unique security features that not many other alternatives can offer. The research for our Trend Micro review showed that they also offer security tools with sophisticated AI that continually analyze your computer’s behavior. This information is later used to identify and block anything that looks suspicious or harmful to your data. You, however, have to enable this option to be able to work. If not, your computer will not be using the software’s most advanced security feature.

Trend Micro is also known for its quick scans regardless of how much data you have on your computer. Compared to many alternatives, the solution is lightning-fast even for full scans, as further confirmed by multiple Trend Micro customer reviews. That said, all subsequent full scans will take about the same time, meaning the software doesn’t use file caching to mark all previously scanned files as safe. This is an additional layer of protection that most alternatives don’t have. Depending on your computer, you may also notice a drop in the performance during these scans. The product is very resource-consuming, so schedule your scans when you won’t be using the computer.

Another reason why Trend Micro is so popular is its ease of use. The software’s pricing for business use is fairly complicated, but when it comes to installing and navigating it, it probably has one of the most user-friendly interfaces in the entire industry. Everything is self-explanatory, and you won’t need any additional training to work with it.

Finally, many Trend Micro Pay Guard reviews further confirm that this product which allows you to access your banking or shopping sites securely is one of the software’s most useful features. The best part? The feature is free and already included in the Trend Micro Security subscription.


Trend Micro Business — Multiproduct Solution for Almost All Possible Risk Situations

Trend Micro is so much more than a simple antivirus. The vendor offers a variety of cybersecurity products specifically designed to protect you from all possible threats. The products are divided into four categories:

  • Hybrid cloud security
  • Network security
  • User protection
  • Detection & response

The pricing for Trend Micro Business is very complicated. There are several solutions with clear and transparent plans, which we will explain thoroughly. For the rest, it’s best if you contact the vendor directly since they have custom-tailored pricing for most of their products based on the needs of your company. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at what each of these products offers and how they can protect your business.


Trend Micro Hybrid Cloud Security 

No matter how many Trend Micro customer reviews we read, Automation, Flexibility, and All-in-One Solution are the highlights that constantly pop up.

The software offers built-in automation that includes quick-start templates, automated discovery and deployment, and Automation Center. Trend Micro is also very flexible, allowing for customization which is not always an option with rival products. It is also an all-in-one solution, allowing you to manage your cloud security from a single platform.

Below is a breakdown of the individual products within the Trend Micro Hybrid Cloud Security bundle.


Workload Security

According to many Trend Micro antivirus reviews, the product’s security is one of the best in the business. You can secure your cloud, data center, and containers without affecting the performance or security. The comprehensive SaaS solution will stop any incoming attacks and minimize business disruptions.

The product comes with an annual subscription, or you can opt for a pay-as-you-go hourly pricing option. That way, you’d pay 1, 3, or 6 cents per hour based on your workload. As workload is the key factor of pricing, you should contact the vendor directly to get a quote for your organization. There is also a 30-day Trend Micro free trial available.



If you are looking for real-time security for cloud infrastructure, look no further. The automated solution is here to integrate with all existing workflows, deliver in-depth reports, and leverage detailed resolution steps to identify security vulnerabilities and reliability risks quickly.

A free 14-day trial is available, and if you want to continue using the software, there are two paid tiers – Essentials and Advanced. The Essentials plan is priced at $200 per account, per month, while the Advanced plan will cost you $310 per account, per month. A volume discount is available for both options.

Our Trend Micro review can confirm that this software is feature-rich. Both plans share most of the features such as unlimited users and SSO, API, report scheduling and notifications, security and compliance reports, profiles, and much more. The only difference is that the Essentials plan doesn’t come with real-time threat monitoring.


Container Security

This solution is recommended by many users for simplifying security for cloud-native applications. Automation lets you detect threats prior to runtime, deploy containers with image assertion, and reduce manual processes. 

While there is a free 30-day trial for this product, you’d have to contact the Trend Micro customer service directly to get a quote for your organization.


File Storage Security

File Storage Security is offering security for cloud file/object storage services leveraging cloud-native application architectures. Some of its most popular features include in-depth scanning, many integrations with custom workflows, and secure untrusted data. Unlike some of its alternatives, the software comes with enterprise-grade protection, and it’s one of the most secure in the industry.

This product comes with a free 30-day trial as well. However, a pricing quote can only be obtained by contacting the vendor directly.


Application Security

Many Trend Micro mobile security reviews will confirm that their application security is superb. This product will protect all your applications and APIs on all available computing platforms. The software was made to help you develop more secure applications, discover possible threats and vulnerabilities that might impact them, and remediate critical vulnerabilities. The installation is very easy, and you won’t have any trouble navigating the software even without prior experience.

Pricing quotes can be acquired by the vendor, but there is both a serverless and a container demo readily available on the website.


Network Security

This service secures multi-cloud environments with layer protection, detection, and threat disruption. Integrated into the cloud network fabric, Trend Micro’s network security goes beyond the capabilities of traditional intrusion prevention systems with virtual patching and post-compromise detection and disruption. Its benefits further include flexible deployment options and accelerated compliance. 

Pricing and licensing information is only available on demand for this product too.


Trend Micro Network Defense

We are continuing our Trend Micro review with one of the vendor’s most popular products – network defense. Compared to some of its most fierce competitors, the product combines automation, operational efficiency, visibility, and qualified staff to deal even with the most critical threats. Trend Micro’s Network Defense is powered by XGen security, giving you smarter, more optimized, and automated protection – a combination that is cherished among its users.

The Trend Micro Network Security product bundle comes with two products, discussed in detail below.


Intrusion Prevention (IPS)

Through real-time detection, enforcement, and remediation, you will be able to fight even the most sophisticated threats without having a drop in the performance. Some of the key features that come with this product are TippingPoint threat protection extended to the cloud, on-box SSL inspection, performance scalability, flexible licensing model, real-time machine learning, enterprise vulnerability remediation (eVR), advanced threat analysis, etc.

As the case is with most of its products, the vendor doesn’t disclose a pricing policy for this solution either, but you can get a quote by contacting the TrendMicro customer service through a form on their website.


Advanced Threat Protection

The Advanced Threat Protection software includes Trend Micro Deep Discovery that was specifically designed to guard your data against targeted attacks, ransomware, and all advanced threats by allowing you to analyze, detect, and respond to all suspicious activity in real-time. The software’s key features are the Deep Discovery Inspector (network appliance that monitors all ports) and the Deep Discovery Analyzer (offering custom sandbox analysis).

Pricing information can only be obtained by contacting the vendor, but you can check out a how-it-works video that’s conveniently placed on the product page.


Trend Micro User Protection 

Many Trend Micro reviews focus on the software's supreme security features for keeping your business data safe. Still, not many of them cover their user protection capabilities. In other words, another area where Trend Micro excels is by protecting user activities on any device, thus reducing the initial point of infection. It also detects and stops threats hitting the data center and user environments and protects server workloads (physical, cloud, and virtual). 

The Trend Micro User Protection is a set of six different products. Read on for a detailed breakdown of each of them.


Endpoint Security

According to most Trend Micro customer reviews, Apex One is much more than a simple software for scanning your computer. It comes with a wide array of advanced detection techniques combined with machine learning software that will give you more accurate detection of advanced malware, scripts, injection, ransomware, memory, and browser attacks. It also learns how to minimize false positives, while reducing recovery and emergency patching downtime.

Organized in Smart Protection Suites, there are many options available for this software, and the pricing is based on what you choose and how many devices you have. There is a 30-day Trend Micro free trial, but you should contact the vendor to get a quote for your organization.


Email Security

Compared to many email encryption solutions, Trend Micro offers supreme security. Some of its key features are layered protection, email fraud protection, document exploit protection, advanced threat protection, email encryption, flexible reporting, and many more. The software was built to stop phishing and spam, detect and block all advanced threats, protect against BEV, and give you peace of mind.

There is a vast variety of cloud and on-premise solutions for different email clients as well as types of risks, all of which can be tried for free for 30 days. Pricing, however, can only be obtained by contacting the Trend Micro support and customer service with information on your organization.


Web Security

With benefits such as advanced protection, cloud application access control, flexible deployment options, and a single centralized management console, this product is the best weapon against cyber threats. According to several Trend Micro software reviews, some of the features that make this software stand apart are gateway anti-malware and HTTPS decryption, URL filtering and categorization, application visibility and control, as well as cloud data loss prevention.

You can choose between two services, Standard and Advanced, and try them out in a 30-day free trial. There are no pricing plans disclosed for neither of them, so you’d have to contact the vendor to receive a custom quote.


Endpoint & Gateway Suites

With flexible deployment and licensing options, there are three packages available in this category:

  • Smart protection complete (SaaS and on-prem)
  • Smart protection for endpoint (SaaS and on-prem)
  • XDR for users (SaaS only)

Some of the features include centralized management, endpoint security, endpoint encryption, mobile security, web security, email, and collaboration security, and endpoint detection and response (XDR).

The pricing depends on the features you choose and can only be obtained by contacting Trend Micro directly. There is, however, a video overview as well as a 30-day trial option for each of the suites.


SaaS Application Security

This software was specifically designed to protect all cloud file-sharing services such as Office 365 and Google G Suite. According to many Trend Micro reviews, some of the key features it offers are superior protection from unknown malware, detection, and removal of internal phishing attacks, as well as simple API integration and management.

Trend Micro offers free security assessment, a demo on the product page, as well as a free 30-day trial with the software's full capabilities. To continue using it, you have to upgrade to a paid tier. You can receive the pricing details upon contacting the vendor directly.


Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)

This product will mesmerize you with superior detection, advanced XDR capabilities, and a single view with integrated workflows. The software can perform root cause analysis and impact assessment, multiple IOC searches with a range of parameters, and automatically isolate, quarantine, and block all suspicious behavior.

You can extend your detection and response capabilities by choosing Managed XDR or XDR Multilayered Detection and Response. The pricing of both is based on your company’s needs and whereabouts, so you have to reach out to Trend Micro directly to get a quote. Meanwhile, you can check out video overviews of both services to help you make a decision.


Trend Micro Detection & Response

We will conclude our Business Trend Micro review with its detection and response capabilities. The software was created to collect and correlate in-depth activity data across multiple vectors (email, servers, cloud workloads, endpoints, and networks). This enables a level of detection and investigation that simply can't be achieved with traditional protection software solutions. This feature is what makes Trend Micro so unique compared to its alternatives.

Other than the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution from the previous bundle, Trend Micro Detection & Response offers two more services, both of which are discussed below.



Based on our extensive research for this Trend Micro review, we discovered that Trend Micro’s XDR offers reliable detection and fast response across endpoints, email, networks, servers, and cloud workloads. In other words, it finds and isolates all incidents much faster even than some of the biggest brands in the industry. It also offers a better context for understanding, thus helping you learn how to protect your sensitive data even better than before. 

As the case is with most Trend Micro business solutions, the XDR pricing is not readily available on the website. You should contact the vendor for a custom quote, and you can also check out a product demo to help you get an idea of what the product offers.


Managed XDR Service

During our research, we read many Trend Micro software reviews to better understand what the community likes and what it doesn’t. One of the most favored business products is by far the Managed XDR Service. With 24/7 alert monitoring, correlation, and prioritization, and full automation, the software is way ahead of its competitors. 

There are two paid plans, Standard and Advanced, available for endpoints, networks, service and cloud workloads, as well as messaging. While you can easily check out a demo of the product’s capabilities, you have to reach out to Trend Micro for pricing details based on your organization’s needs.


Trend Micro Home — Personal Data Has Never Been Safer

Trend Micro also offers a suite of affordable products for home use, designed to protect all your data:

  • Maximum security
  • Antivirus for Windows and Mac
  • Home network security
  • Mobile security for Android and iOS
  • Password manager
  • Internet security
  • Cleaner One for Windows and Mac
  • ID Security
  • WiFi Protection

Trend Micro further offers HouseCall, Fraud Buster, and anti-ransomware tools for free. Let’s take a closer look at all of these products.


Trend Micro Maximum Security Review

Trend Micro offers advanced protection for up to 10 devices. The product comes with a bundle of security features such as shielding your privacy, securing your transactions, safeguarding your kids, blocking web threats, avoiding fraud and scams, etc. Unlike some of its biggest competitors, it offers powerful protection for all major platforms (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS) for affordable prices, as further confirmed by Trend Micro maximum security reviews.

The Trend Micro maximum security pricing is pretty straightforward, and depends on the number of devices you have and whether you choose a 1-year or 2-year subscription. For example, the pricing for up to five devices for a year is $89.95, while for up to 10 devices is $99.95. The pricing goes down if you are willing to make a longer commitment, so for two years, you will pay $139.95 for up to 5 devices or $154.95 for up to 10 devices.

Trend Micro often offers discounts, so if you are not in a hurry, you can buy their product at 60% off or more. At the time of writing, the 1-year subscription for 10 devices was priced at $39.95 while the 2-year subscription was priced at $79.90.


Trend Micro Antivirus Review

Antivirus+ Security offers simple protection against complex Windows threats. It’s the best way to protect your PC against ransomware and other online dangers, block websites that can steal your data, guard yourself against phishing email, and stop software attacks. 

Antivirus+ Security can be used on a single PC only and costs $39.95 as a 1-year subscription or $64.95 for two years. There was a 25% discount on the 1-year subscription and a 7% discount on the 2-year subscription at the time of writing, making them cost $29.95 and $59.90, respectively. 

The research for our Trend Micro internet safety review further shows that the vendor offers antivirus software specially designed for Mac. The software has excellent security features for safeguarding your privacy, blocking web threats, browsing safety, stopping viruses, and avoiding fraud and scams.

The Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac has only one paid plan available: 1-year subscription for one device. It is priced at $39.95 and offers an auto-renewal option. At the time of writing, there was a 25% off discount, which lowered the price to an even more affordable $29.95.


Trend Micro Home Network Security Review

Based on many Trend Micro software reviews, the Home Network Security Station is top-notch. Once you plug it in and activate it, the station will continuously scan all traffic passing in and out of your home network, protecting you from all kinds of web threats and hacking attempts. The station works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, which is a great addition compared to what most Trend Micro's alternatives offer.

The Home Network Security Station is priced at $149.95 and comes with free ground shipping. With the company's usual discount, it’s possible to get the station for as low as $109.95.


Trend Micro Mobile Security Review

Trend Micro offers free antivirus apps for both Android and iOS users. You can download their apps at any time from the Play Store or the App Store. Both apps are rated high, with 4.5+ scores by more than 95,000 satisfied users. The Trend Micro mobile security apps are among the most popular and highly rated in the industry. They offer advanced protection and more features than most alternatives, free or paid.


Trend Micro Password Manager Review

We all have hundreds of accounts, if not more, and sometimes it is challenging to memorize all the passwords. Luckily, there is a password manager software that can remember them all instead of you. Trend Micro can help you create strong passwords, manage all of them, and even replace them with touch IDs. 

The Trend Micro Password Manager Software is free for up to five passwords. If you want to have unlimited passwords, you have to upgrade to the paid version, priced at $14.95 for a one-year subscription, or $24.95 for a two-year subscription.


Trend Micro Internet Security Review

The Trend Micro internet security tools include real-time protection against ransomware, online scams, and invasion of privacy. The software is available for Windows only, and it offers protection from web threats, email protection, privacy protection, and performance optimization. Their Internet Security Software is an award-winning protection solution, and according to many user reviews, one of the best in the entire industry.

The software is priced at $79.95 for up to 3 devices with a one-year subscription and $124.95 with a two-year subscription. That said, Trend Micro internet security reviews suggest that it's usually discounted to around $39.95 (one-year subscription) or $59.90 (two-year subscription).


Trend Micro Cleaner One Review

Cleaner One is a new product offered by Trend Micro for both Windows and Mac. It’s an all-in-one disk cleaning manager that was designed to keep your PC secure and stable. All it takes is one click, and you can visualize, manage, and free up storage space. Some of the most important features it offers are identifying and removing duplicate files, keeping all apps in order, identifying and managing registry entries, and making your PC faster than ever before. It also offers a unique file shredder for Macs that will erase the hidden leftover files from deleted apps or Trash, making them unrecoverable by applying the Secure Erase Setting. This is exactly how Trend Micro premium security feels. 

Cleaner One Pro is priced at $79.99 for a 1-year subscription that covers up to 10 devices. If you need the software for only one device, it’s priced at $19.99 per year. As usual, there is an active discount on their website so at the moment, you can own the software for $9.99 (for one device) or $39.99 (for up to 10 devices). The pricing is the same for Windows and Mac. 


Trend Micro ID Security Review

Our Trend Micro review continues with ID Security — another new product available for Android and iOS. It’s also unique, making Trend Micro stand apart among its competitors. It was built to monitor your personal information on the dark web continuously, making sure to never get there due to data leakages. In case this happens, Trend Micro will immediately inform you so you can take action. The features available with ID Security are dark web personal data manager, email checker, credit card checker, and password checker. ID Security is free to use on both platforms. 


Trend Micro WiFi Protection Review 

The research for this Trend Micro review shows that the vendor’s WiFi protection is very popular among all security-conscious users. The software turns all public hotspots into a secure WiFi using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Empowered by bank-grade data encryption, all your information will stay safe from prying eyes. The platform offers unique features such as unlimited protection on all connections, encrypted communication through public hotspots, and full anonymity that includes no location or online activity tracking. 

Trend Micro’s WiFi Protection is available for $29.95 for one device, or $59.95 for up to five devices, billed annually. 


Trend Micro HouseCall Review

Unlike most alternatives, the company offers HouseCall – a free online security scan for all your devices that detects and deletes viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious threats. Whether you are using Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS, Trend Micro HouseCall can help you stay safe and well protected. The Trend Micro online scan comes with many useful features such as fileless detection, smart and custom scan options, review and restore, broad compatibility, as well as enhanced detection and cleanup. HouseCall can also be used to scan and protect your home networks. It can identify all vulnerabilities and recommend how to eliminate them.


Trend Micro Customer Service

The Trend Micro technical support offers comprehensive FAQs, a vast community support forum, email, phone support, and live chat. Having all these support options available makes Trend Micro's customer service much easier to reach than some of its biggest competitors. According to many user reviews, customer service is also amicable and helpful.

There are two phone support options available — standard (Monday to Friday during business hours in your region) and premium (available 24/7). The premium Trend Micro support costs extra, and it might get pricey if not included in your plan.

The Trend Micro phone number for regular support is 1-800-864-6027, while premium support answers on 1-877-275-8611.


Final Verdict

Trend Micro checks all the boxes for one of the best cybersecurity software solutions on the market. Easy to use, feature-rich, and affordable, it’s no wonder many Trend Micro reviews rate it so highly. From securing your pictures and videos to protecting the most prominent enterprises globally, the company has a lot to offer to everyone.

That said, there are some things that we would love to see changed. For example, the software does fast full scans, but it also slows down your computer considerably. We would also prefer more transparent pricing plans for their products as well as their premium support. It can get frustrating if you start asking about the pricing for every product individually, especially when you are interested in more than one solution.

Our Trend Micro review showed us that the company has both good and bad sides, but with the pros considerably outweighing the cons, their products offer good value for money.