History, Vision, and Values

Our story

In 1988, Trend Micro was co-founded by Steve Chang, Jenny Chang, and Eva Chen to develop antivirus software—but it didn’t stop there. Over the last three decades, we’ve become a market leader in hybrid cloud security, network defence, small business security, and endpoint security.

IT infrastructure continues to change, user behavior becomes riskier, and threats evolve. We continuously innovate to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Our founders have set the tone, the culture, and our road to innovation – building a strong team of passionate people who work together to make the world safe for exchanging digital information, today and in the future.

What we believe

With core values focused on innovation, integrity, and making the world a better place, we have grown to become the strong, global company we are today – with more than $1.7 billion in revenue and over 7,000 employees focused solely on cybersecurity. As we have grown, we have remained nimble – leading the market with innovative approaches to securing an ever-evolving IT and threat landscape.

A history of innovation


Our award-winning technology

Our Trend Micro One unified cybersecurity platform includes a full range of advanced threat defence techniques, extended detection and response (XDR), and integration across the IT ecosystem, including AWS, Microsoft, and Google, enabling organisations to better understand, communicate, and mitigate cyber risk.

The pulse of Trend Micro

That said, we are more than just the best technology. Our founders have fostered a culture built with people who live and breathe threat intelligence. We are the threat defence experts. It’s in our DNA to understand the psychological motivation of attacks, and our collaboration with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies around the world has led to the ability to stop global threats and take down attackers.

We are real people who care about the world and about protecting you from the bad guys. But we also help the world in other ways. As a team, we are caring and socially responsible.

Life at Trend Micro

At Trend Micro, we refer to our employees as Trenders. To be a Trender means to care about the world and have the passion to want to make it a safer, better place. And by hiring employees with this vision, we have achieved outstanding results. 9 of the top 10 Fortune Global 500 companies trust Trend Micro, with over 500,000 businesses using our software across 250 million endpoints – all contributing to our Smart Protection Network. And it doesn’t stop there. Just like we anticipated and prepared for the movement to the cloud, we will continue to anticipate shifts in the landscape to help you take on any new challenge safely.