Trend Micro has been around for a very long time. Bitdefender has laid their foundation long ago in the 80s, technically both companies have earned quite a big amount of expertise in the respective field. However, speaking of performance both Bitdefender and Trend Micro products have put up a good run, in the end Bitdefender has gotten slightly sharper edge because they have done adaptation with time better than Trend Micro did. For home users, none of these statistics would really matter as long as either of these products just sit there on a computer and keep protecting a computer without any possibility of further intrusion. For SOHO or SMEs where data security is a greater concern, added security is necessary.
Bitdefender anti-malware products bear different price tags for their different product lineup. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is the least priced product, it’s a discrete antivirus module with few of some advanced features from the higher priced modules. There’s a free edition which is the most basic antivirus module and wouldn’t cost a dime to protect your PC, but the feature set will be very limited. On the higher tier options, Bitdefender Internet Security comes for $59.95 for 1 device per year, and $79.95 for 3 PC per year. Bitdefender Total Security is the full-fledged security software and costs $69.95 for 1 PC per year, and $89.95 for 3 PC per year.
On the other hand, Trend Micro Internet Security which is the highest tier option from the company comes for a comprehensive price of $49.95. It’s quite reasonably priced and the license is offered for 12 months, just like Bitdefender antivirus. Both these products come with a month’s free trial so that the users can make a decision, and also comes with money refund guarantee.
Basic Security Features
Taking Bitdefender Internet Security and Trend Micro Internet Security into account, Bitdefender outruns Trend Micro Internet Security in terms of number of features. There are some features in common which ensures basic security without no issue, and Bitdefender packs some fancy features that come with the extra price. Anti-spam filter, anti-spyware/adware, anti-phishing protection, automatic scanning of files and automatic update grabbing would be done in both programs at ease, even without the user taking active part. However, an anti-rootkit tool is extra on Bitdefender Internet Security whereas an anti-keylogger protection comes as a strong module in Trend Micro Internet Security.
Bitdefender is reputed for packing many privacy protection features into one compact package, and Trend Micro is a very worthy competitor because the number of privacy protection features is almost similar as Trend Micro. Data protection, ID theft protection, effective parental controls and safe payment protection are common on both anti-malware programs. Secure browsing is an extra feature offered by both browsers to protect the user’s privacy on the internet.
Bitdefender Internet Security is only available for Android, Windows Phone and Mac OS. However, Trend Micro Internet Security has an iOS version apart from these two common platforms.
Bitdefender is slightly ahead of Trend Micro by its performance, but user needs to pay more for the added privileges. It depends all on the user preference and budget; both these products are recommended.