Avast Endpoint Protection for small business
Multi-layered, real-time security
The Avast Business Antivirus suite is part of their Endpoint Protection for Small Business suite, comprised of Avast Business Antivirus, Avast Business Antivirus Pro and Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus.
Avast has been around a long time. They have managed to create a scalable cloud-based security infrastructure that sees everything that happens on the internet. It’s a view into everything online, good and bad. This gives Avast the unique advantage of being first to inspect and analyze potential threats. They prevent over 1.5 billion attacks every month, in fact. And when they discover new malware, they can quickly deploy new security features to protect our users. This is the strength behind Avast Business Antivirus.
The Avast Business Antivirus suite is an extremely easy-to-use endpoint protection product. That’s partly because it’s an easily-to-deploy cloud service. But it’s also just a simpler product than the full-on EDR solutions like Sophos Intercept X. Avast does a good job covering all the bases most small businesses need, and it also throws in a VPN service, Sandbox browser, and data shredder.
Differences between the versions
Avast has changed how it prices its next-gen antivirus platform. The tiers are Avast Business Antivirus, Antivirus Pro, and Antivirus Pro Plus. Each tier targets different types of endpoints and devices, so pricing is a la carte.
The base tier is Avast Business Antivirus. This is a macOS product, however, and it handles AV and anti-malware for that operating system.
Avast Business Antivirus Pro is aimed primarily at Windows Server endpoints, which includes specific features for SharePoint Server and Exchange Server. It’s for the on-premises versions of those products, not the cloud services.
Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus provides the broadest feature set for all your Windows desktop endpoints. These include comprehensive malware threat detection, email and file scanning, and Avast’s VPN and data shredding features.
What do Antivirus Pro and Antivirus Pro Plus have that Antivirus Basic doesn’t?
Avast Antivirus Pro Plus has privacy and identity protection features that the other two options do not. These protections keep your business information and identity safe. They protect your bank info, passwords, and downloads from hackers, especially while using Wi‑Fi on public networks. It also has Server protection, as does Antivirus Pro, which Avast Antivirus basic does not.
Easy to use
Using the software is easy, especially when it comes to deep scanning and understanding scan reports. The admin interface is simple to navigate, and it makes managing several machines pretty simple. Easily set rules for even simpler management. It’s quite unobtrusive. It’s almost difficult to tell if it’s even running. But when the install is done everything is there and ready to roll. And client computers can be included in the hub with no problem. Install, configure, then forget it’s there.
Corporate Armor has partnered with Avast for years, even though this is our first review of their products. We should have done so sooner, and we would love to recommend the Avast Business Antivirus suite for your small business or organization. Why not email us or call 877-449-0458 and let us give you a very quick, VERY competitive quote?
Cool things about Avast Business Antivirus
|Avast prevents over 48 million cyberattacks daily|
|Excellent threat detection capabilities|
|VPN and File Shredder included|
|Extremely easy to manage|
|Includes basic remote control|