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 defense, 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 success after success, we have grown to become the strong, global company we are today – with more than a billion dollars in revenue every year and over 6,500 employees focused solely on information security. Despite our size, we have remained highly innovative – keeping pace with technological change to consistently deliver advanced threat intelligence and protection you can count on. 

A history of innovation


Our award-winning technology

We have been named a leader in endpoint security, cloud security, and server security, and are highly recommended for Breach Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems. We also have the most advanced threat intelligence network in the world – our Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, which is continually enhanced by big data analytics and machine learning, and is bolstered by hundreds of Trend Micro security experts and the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).

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 defense 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. Forty-five of the top 50 global corporations trust Trend Micro, with over 500,000 businesses using our software and 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 so you can count on us to be ready for you to take on any new challenge safely.