The following table provides the official terminology used throughout the Apex One documentation:

Table 1. Apex One Terminology



Security Agent

The Apex One agent program

Apex One

The Trend Micro endpoint security solution that provides the base architecture for the Apex One server

Agent endpoint

The endpoint where the Security Agent is installed

Agent user (or user)

The person managing the Security Agent on the agent endpoint


The Apex One server program

Server computer

The endpoint where the Apex One server is installed

Administrator (or Apex One administrator)

The person managing the Apex One server


The user interface for configuring and managing Apex One server and agent settings

The console for the Apex One server program is called "web console", while the console for the Security Agent program is called "Security Agent console".

Security risk

The collective term for virus/malware, spyware/grayware, and web threats

License service

Includes Antivirus, Damage Cleanup Services, and Web Reputation and Anti-spyware—all of which are activated during Apex One server installation

Apex One service

Services hosted through Microsoft Management Console (MMC). For example, ofcservice.exe, the Apex One Master Service.


Includes the Security Agent


Responsible for scanning, detecting, and taking actions against security risks

Agent installation folder

The folder on the endpoint that contains the Security Agent files. If you accept the default settings during installation, you will find the installation folder at any of the following locations:

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Security Agent

C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\Security Agent


Entities that have both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

For example:

  • Endpoints with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

  • Security Agents installed on dual-stack endpoints

  • Update Agents that distribute updates to agents

  • A dual-stack proxy server, such as DeleGate, can convert between IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

Pure IPv4

An entity that only has an IPv4 address

Pure IPv6

An entity that only has an IPv6 address