AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2019

During October and November 2019 we evaluated 5 business security products for MacOS Mojave. 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

PlatformMacOS Mojave 10.14.6 (English), (64-Bit)


Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)

Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 145 samples used 100%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0


Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
Slower download of frequently-used applications 19 downloaded files 1%2%
Slower launch of standard software applications 60 test cases applied 2%2%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 19 installed applications 32%40%
Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 4,271 files copied 0%0%
Performance Score 5.5/6.0


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)

Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 71,070 samples used 0 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 78 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

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 ›





All tested manufacturers – listed by year/month