Even if this is true, people share emails with Windows users, and can pass something on.
I’d expect the company email system would be checking for known viruses in the attachments. Also many companies have switched to web interfaces for email. Which a local antivirus couldn’t scan.Even if this is true, people share emails with Windows users, and can pass something on.
I have used the Intego suite for over a decade, it runs in the background without slowing the system (unlike Norton).
For Macs on an enterprise scale, admins need more control and policy options than XProtect.macOS has built-in antivirus software called XProtect, so installing a third-party one is unnecessary.
...that said, the company probably has a deal with Intego, so someone is paying a lot of money to make sure the software is on everyone's Macs, even if it doesn't make sense. Welcome to your new job, I guess?
It should be looked at from a non-Macs working with the Macs on-site and for their business clients that use PC's. The Mac might not be infected but you won't detect something that affects PCs that you might help spread and then hear their complaints afterwards.
That phrase is true in a very strict sense. There are no Mac viruses that spread automatically from Mac to Mac. But Macs do get malware in the much more general sense.
and Intego won’t slow your Mac down nor cause it to heat up much.That phrase is true in a very strict sense. There are no Mac viruses that spread automatically from Mac to Mac. But Macs do get malware in the much more general sense.
Intego has been doing Mac anti-malware for along time and have a good reputation.