Top 6 macOS Mojave endpoint protection products

Ranking macOS Mojave antivirus tools for performance, protection and usability.

The AV-TEST Institute, a Germany-based independent service provider of IT security and antivirus research, recently tested the six popular, business-focused macOS Mojave 10.14.3 client endpoint protection products on three primary criteria:

  • Protection: Detection of 557 samples of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last four months.
  • Performance: The average influence the product had on computer speed when downloading and installing frequently used applications, launching standard software applications, and copying files locally and over a network.
  • Usability: The number of false detections of legitimate software as malware and false warnings given while installing and using legitimate software.  

Each product could earn up to six points in each area with a best possible total score of 18. Only one product achieved that score: Sophos Endpoint. Three others—Bitdefender Endpoint Security, Eset Endpoint Security and F-Secure CP and RDR for Mac 17.5—just missed perfect scores by a half point.

These top antivirus offerings for macOS Mojave are listed below in alphabetical order. The table lists them in ranked order. You can drill down on the full results at The AV-TEST Institute's website. 

How to use these antivirus test results

Keep in mind that these tests were done in a lab environment. Different enterprise systems with different threat models will see different results for each of the products listed below. In other words, don’t expect that a 100% detection rate in the lab means that a product will detect all antivirus threats on your network. One reason is that it can take days for a newly submitted malware sample to make it into any given antivirus product’s database.

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