AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar/2024

During March 2024 we evaluated 4 business security products for MacOS Sonoma. 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. Further information on the compliance of this test with the AMTSO standard can be found here.


Endpoint Security

PlatformMacOS Sonoma 14.3.1


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

Industry averageIndustry averageMarch
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware (according to AV-TEST data) 694 samples used 99%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0


Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageMarch
Slower download of frequently-used applications 50 downloaded files 0%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 60 test cases applied 5%2%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 40 installed applications 18%21%
Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 4,230 files copied 1%2%
Performance Score 6.0/6.0


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

Industry averageIndustry averageMarch
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 27,610 samples used 0 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 82 samples used 0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 82 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 ›





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