PROS / Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac includes antiphishing and parental controls.
CONS / It does not include an online backup utility.
VERDICT / Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac is unusually good at detecting Mac malware without any noticeable effect on system performance.
Mac internet security has become as necessary as Windows security software, which is why we recommend something such as Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac. More than antimalware and antiphishing, it has parental controls and a virtual keyboard to protect you during online transactions. Furthermore, this Mac security software also detects Windows viruses so your Mac won’t infect PCs.
Kaspersky's Mac security software has useful features. For example, all of the scans after the initial one are fast because it only scans those files not already scanned. Another useful feature is the virtual keyboard, which prevents identity thieves from capturing your screen or keyboard strokes whenever you bank or shop online.
Parents can block children from unwanted attention on social networks and prevent them from sharing your phone numbers or credit card numbers. It lets parents prevent children from going to inappropriate sites and it is possible to monitor or limit the time that children spend online.
Kaspersky’s Mac security software has a Mac user interface that conforms to Mac user community expectations. Help is context-sensitive. There is a manual online along with product-specific support. You can use online chat, telephone or email to reach technical support. Support technicians respond to online chat or telephone calls every day of the week (except for some holidays) from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eastern Time.
This Mac security software is one of the best in the category for a number of reasons. In addition to proving itself to be an efficient discoverer of Mac malware, it also mops up any Windows malware that it encounters to prevent you from infecting any of your friends who use PCs. And because phishing is now a threat that is equal to or greater than malware, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac incorporates antiphishing. It also provides measures to keep you safe during online banking and shopping. Technical support is available for extended hours every day of the week.