Key Features and Benefits

Apex Central provides the following features and benefits.



Active Directory integration

Apex Central supports integration with multiple Active Directory forests and allows you to import Active Directory groups in addition to users. You can also enable Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) authentication to allow users or groups from federated business partners across an extranet to securely log on to your Apex Central network.


Use the Dashboard tabs and widgets for extensive visibility of managed product and Apex Central information about threat detections, component statuses, policy violations, and more.

Operation Center

Use the Operation Center tab to gain instant insights into the antivirus pattern and Data Loss Prevention compliance status, critical threat detections, as well as resolved and unresolved events on your network.

User/Endpoint Directory

View detailed information about all the users and endpoints within the Apex Central network and any security threat detections.

Product Directory

System administrators can immediately deploy configuration modifications to managed products or even run a manual scan from the Apex Central web console during a virus/malware outbreak.

Global Policy Management

System administrators can use policies to configure and deploy product settings to managed products and endpoints from a single management console to ensure consistent enforcement of your organization's virus/malware and content security policies.


Use a single management console to view consolidated logs from all registered managed products without having to log on to each individual product console.

Event Notifications

Keep administrators informed of network events at all times by configuring Apex Central to send notifications by email, Windows syslog, SNMP trap, or an in-house or industry-standard application used by your organization.


Create comprehensive reports from custom or static templates to obtain the actionable information you need to ensure network protection and security compliance.

Component Updates

Securely download and deploy antivirus patterns, antispam rules, scan engines, and other antivirus or content security components to help ensure that all managed products are up to date.

Connected Threat Defense

Apex Central brings together a host of Trend Micro products and solutions to help you detect, analyze, and respond to targeted attacks and advanced threats before they unleash lasting damage.

Secure communication infrastructure

Apex Central uses a communications infrastructure built on the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and can even encrypt messages with authentication.

Role-based Administration

Grant and control access to the Apex Central web console by assigning specific web console privileges to administrators and providing only the tools and permissions necessary to perform specific tasks.

Command Tracking

Command Tracking allows you to continuously monitor whether commands executed using the Apex Central web console, such as antivirus pattern updates and component deployment, have successfully completed.

License management

Deploy new Activation Codes or reactivate existing Activation Codes on managed products.

Security Agent installation

Download Security Agent installation packages for Apex One or Apex One (Mac) directly from the Apex Central console.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication provides extra security on user accounts by requiring users to type the verification code generated by the Google Authenticator app in order to sign in to Apex Central.

Browser support

This version of Apex Central includes support for the following:

  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer™

  • Microsoft™ Edge™

  • Google™ Chrome™