Avast for Business Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

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Avast for Business

Cloud-based security software solution

3.71/5 (24 reviews)
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Avast for Business is a cloud-based security software for endpoint devices and servers and is primarily targeted at industry users rather than individuals. The software can also be installed on-premises and can secure any number of PCs, Macs and servers.

Avast for Business helps organizations to secure their online banking and other financial transactions as well as offers a sophisticated firewall that shields the organization’s computers from unauthorized access and hackers. The anti-spam feature protects the employees from phishing and spam emails and helps to protect sensitive data. The product offers anti-virus and anti-malware tools as well as uses firewalls and boot-time scans to safeguard the endpoint devices from malicious threats and internet intruders. Avast for Business also provides security solutions for file servers, email servers and Linux-based servers. The software has a built-in anti-spam for Microsoft Exchange servers and provides comprehensive reporting options and real-time alerts. The product also offers real-time anti-rootkit protection, anti-virus and anti-spyware engine as well as helps to check for any unusual behavior. Avast can detect harmful scripts hidden in web pages, scan files, attachments and all incoming & outgoing emails and protect the computer from potential damage and hijack.

Avast for Business is used by small and large enterprises across the globe. Championship Networks, Lightning Bird Logistics, Greenwood/Asher and Associates, Nightwire, Craig Group Ltd. and Championship Networks are a few of its customers. Avast also offers separate security solutions for individuals, home users and schools.
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Avast for Business Reviews (24)

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 Decent antivirus protection with few missing features

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Reviewed 22nd of December, 2015 by Tapan Jain

 

 World class antivirus protection

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Reviewed 2nd of May, 2015 by Janta Mana

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Avast for Business Pricing

Starting from: $39.99/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Endpoint Protection - $39.99/PC/year (Windows PCs)
Endpoint Protection Plus - $49.99/PC/year (Windows PCs)
Endpoint Protection Suite - $174.95 for 5 devices a year (Windows PCs & file servers)
Endpoint Protection Suite Plus - $224.95 for 5 devices a year (Windows PCs, file & email servers)

Avast File Server Security
$399.99 for 1 year for 1 server
$599.99 for 2 years for 1 server
$719.99 for 3 years for 1 server

Avast Email Server Security
$249.99 for 1 year for 1 server
$374.99 for 2 years for 1 server
$449.99 for 3 years for 1 server

Key Features of Avast for Business

  • Endpoint protection
  • Prevent unauthorized access to company computers
  • Integrates with third party applications
  • Secure online banking and other financial transactions
  • Anti-virus and anti-spyware engine
  • Real time virus database updates
  • Scans all web pages visited
  • Scans all mails for malware
  • Integrates with SharePoint
  • Share desktops for remote assistance
  • Notification manager
  • Anti-spam protects users from email phishing and junk mails
  • Sandbox
  • Boot-time scans
  • Email server protection
  • Checks whether any process is displaying unusual behaviour
  • Customizable notification rules
  • Graphical user interface
  • Blocks attachment files based on their extension
  • Multi-threaded scanning optimization for large files

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Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Avast for Business

Benefits

● Avast for Business is a security software solution that helps businesses to protect their endpoint devices, file servers and email servers from viruses, malware and other threats.

● Avast endpoint protection suite provides anti-virus and anti-malware tools in addition to boot-time scans, sandbox, firewalls and anti-spam to prevent unauthorized access, phishing and junk emails.

● Avast file server security protects Windows file servers from malicious attacks, integrates with SharePoint and offers remote assistance feature through desktop sharing.

● Avast email server security module scans all incoming and outgoing emails for malware, blocks attachment files based on their extension type and allows multi-threaded scanning optimization features.

● Avast for Business also provides security solutions for Linux file servers, email servers and the complete network.

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Tapan Jain

Decent antivirus protection with few missing features

22/12/2015

Pros

The best thing I like is their centralized Enterprise management console which can handle complex workstation structures and hierarchies prevalent in MNCs from a single location. It offers an assortment of reports which can easily be customized as per the business needs and can be configured to generate at a particular frequency. Remote deployment of updates and patches is also possible which is an efficient way to keep all of the endpoints updated automatically whenever they connect to the business network.

Cons

Avast Endpoint protection suite does support only Windows PC and file servers. There is no support for Mac and Linux based workstations.Also, there is no support available for securing mobile devices which have become an integral part of today's business.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

If you are a startup and expecting to scale up in near future, this might be a good option as it comes with 2 different consoles. So, you don't need to change your basic setup when moving to a complex hierarchy setup. But if your network has Linux servers or planning to have Linux servers, then you might to reconsider your choice of Avast endpoint protection suite as you have to buy a separate protection package for your Linux based file servers or email servers.

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Janta Mana

World class antivirus protection

02/05/2015

Pros

Great product with best antivirus protection at it's core. It's always updated with latest signatures. Also, minimum hassles while installing the product and the consoles

Cons

Installation was a little slow at the endpoints. It occupied a lot of resources which should have been highlighted.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

Great antivirus product with not so great after sales service.

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abhishek Vijay

security at it's best!

30/04/2015

Pros

Security is a supreme factor in this AV. every aspect of the security has been taken care of in this product.

Cons

Speed at times goes very slow.. this is one thing that can be improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

1. Check the price. 2. Check the after sales services.

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Isha Mahajan

Value for money

30/04/2015

Pros

All of the services come along free with this product..It Is one of the secured products and gives no space at all for virus attacks!

Cons

Nothing as such specific.. Just that the look and feel can still be improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

Look for ease of accessing the internet versus the speed.

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Sharad Mahajan

A user friendly product!!

30/04/2015

Pros

The most useful part was its seamless response. This antivirus is great. It doesn't use much memory from the computer. Long scan time and the result remain accurate.

Cons

Initially All HTTPs sites were rendered broken and I worked for a long time working this out as I did not try any of them before installing avast. Avast should warn about this issue during install but they do not. Lots of time wasted but if this helps someone else great.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

I think Avast is the best Antivirus software. I have tried others years back and didn't like them.

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Ric Dreese

avast! Endpoint Protection Solution

24/04/2015

Pros

A straight forward deployment with a very minimal number of prompt screens during regular use after the initial setup. It offers a good piece of mind and great protection for your servers and your workstations. The malware removal process was effective in locating and removing the infections.

Cons

The removal process for an infected machine was little lengthy and required multiple reboots to clean the machine. Fortunately none of the PC's that had the software ever had to be put through this process.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

This software scans quickly on start up and offers great protection for the price. When scanning an infected PC it found everything the first time.

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Harsh Bholla

Security from known and unknown threats for your business

23/04/2015

Pros

I am in love with it's AutoSandbox feature and it's integration with the File Rep cloud feature which identifies new files which could be potential threats based on feedback by other users across the globe. So, basically even if a certain file is tested and deemed as malware by Avast labs, if it's reputation is low, Avast automatically sandboxes it which means runs it in an isolated environment. This is really a smart smart feature.

Cons

Customer service is not in the same league as the product. Although the product itself is state of the art but it runs into issues with updates and upgrades of OS and other softwares. And then the customer care is not good enough to support and resolve the customer issues.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

This product does everything it claims to do except that the customer service is not good. One gets full control of what is getting implemented. So, I believe it is a choice between amazing product and not so good customer support at a competitive price.

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Zerbera Reheman

Administration of computer network made as simple as possible

23/04/2015

Pros

The Small Office Administration Console is a web-based console which does not require a server operating system. This is ideal for small business with limited network. Once installed , this console can be accessed from anywhere with any computer having an internet connection. It also enables receiving notification whenever any device is connected to the network.

Cons

Antispam and Firewall is kind of missing. Also, it only supports window based devices which is kind of a restriction if you wish to have a multi platform network.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

I would recommend this product just for the flexibility and provides it provides. It caters to the needs of both the small and large businesses. It deploys numerous shields and updates are streamed in real time. So, if antispam and firewall protection is not a must and you have a windows only network, this product is worth every penny

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Triya Menon

Cool and Smart product with latest tech for your business protection

21/04/2015

Pros

Ideal solution for SOHO networks of up to 199 computers and no servers. So, it becomes ideal for Small and medium businesses who need to protect their workstations and don't need to pay additionally for the server protection.Also, depending on the network configuration, it offers the choice of consoles which is a very unique feature. Further, one issue which I have always faced with antivirus solutions is that they tend to occupy a lot of resources and critically slow down the machine. Thankfully, with Avast this is not the case. It takes moderate resources and there is no noticeable slow down of the machine. Also, the ability of Enterprise Administration Console to support mobile devices is good to have.

Cons

It is only effective when the devices are within the network. Once the device is out of the network, It does not provide a way to protect data located on stolen/lost devices.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

A quality product with choice of different consoles depending on the network configuration and size of the network. Except a few misses, an smart product backed by a huge Avast threat detection network . I would definitely recommend this to any organization which does not have servers on the network and just need endpoint protection.

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Mist Maroo

Scalable business protection at a reasonable price

17/04/2015

Pros

Managing antivirus protection on networked PCs is not easy without an easy to manage centralized console. Avast understands this and has given the option of 2 consoles with this product. Smaller businesses can opt for easier to manage web based console while medium and large businesses can go for Enterprise Administration Console which is a bit complex and can take care of complex hierarchies. Understanding and catering to the requirements of the businesses for anti-malware protection makes this product different from others.

Cons

Too sensitive AutoSandbox mode. Also, support for Linux based and Mac OS X based devices missing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast for Business

Consoles have been designed considering users in mind. For me, it was a major plus point as the organization was small and we need basic anti- malware protection. Features like firewall and file server protection are missing but it again depends on business' requirements and budget.

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