AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2018
During November and December 2018 we evaluated 3 business security products for MacOS High Sierra. We always used the most current version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on malware detection, false positives and performance.
Endpoint Security for Mac
|Platform||MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3|
Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 241 samples used||100%||100%|
Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 91 downloaded files||0%||0%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 11 test cases applied||15%||0%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 159 installed applications||7%||6%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 78 files copied||2%||1%|
Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 20,620 samples used||0||1|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 50 samples used||0||0|
Evaluation based on a point system
All products can achieve a maximum of 6 points each in the three categories of protection, performance and usability. This means 18 points are the best possible test result.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval. Additional details ›
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