Avast Business Features

Avast Business

Cloud-based security software solution

4.42/5 (762 reviews)

Avast Business Feature Summary

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

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Avast Business Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Avast Business's features:

Rafat Shaikh

In-budget all-platform antivirus software for enterprises

2019-10-31

The live alerts and security management helped cut down many instances of potential downtime (from virus-hit machines).

Pros

It has been easy to set-up for the business, across multiple devices and systems, especially for live malware and virus alerts.

Cons

The scheduled scans sometimes slow down the laptops but it can be timed when work isn't that hectic and the system can be idle.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 1001-5000 employees)

Good Soloution

2018-07-06

Security management, end point security.

Pros

Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus is a reliable solution with up to date virus signature. The user interface is easy to work with.

Cons

On some cases the anti virus did not recognize very new threats.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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HEATHER ORLANDO

EASY TO SET UP AND KEEP UP

2019-03-01

AVAST SAVES ME TIME & MONEY BY DOING THE UPDATES AND MONITORING ON ITS OWN.

Pros

EASY TO GET SET UP ON COMPUTERS AND GET ALERTS VIA EMAIL ON THREATS

Cons

EASY FOR OTHERS TO UNBLOCK SITES LIKE UTUBE & FACEBOOK

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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osvaldo vaz

Avast business very top

2020-07-11

Pros

Very good to use as protection of your system, bringing more security and practicality for our use

Cons

Could have report via text sent to cell phone, for user monitoring

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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James Peru

Easy to configure business Antivirus Solution

2018-10-20

Pros

User interface is straightforward and easy for even first time users.

Cons

Reporting module is not flexible hence not very powerful for audit and decision making

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rajat Jain

A compelling option for small business-level virus protection

2015-03-25

Pros

It also provides two management consoles - web-based and Enterprise Administration Application.

Cons

This is good for securing the incoming data but it's not that secure for outgoing data transfers.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast Business

If your business does not bear the risk of confidential data being shared and there are no Linux/Mac based devices, Avast End Point protection is an economical option for a decent business-level protection. Obviously, if you can spend more, you have better options available.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Most recommended

2018-07-09

To protect files from viruses

Pros

We can monitor every activity and scan various file with the high accuracy.

Cons

Pro version of the application is costly however application comes with trail version with limited features access.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wagner Almeida

Trust and security for your company

2020-06-10

I have a positive experience with using Avast, as I have been using it for a long time and I have never had any security problems.

Pros

Avast is easy to access, pleasant interface, beautiful layout, real-time protection, with maximum security, protecting passwords.

Cons

Avast has the disadvantage when checking the computer, it informs that the machine is underperforming, suggesting to delete important files. Another problem encountered is when using removable media infected with the virus that turns the folder into a shortcut, Avast does not detect the presence of the virus and does not remove it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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jyoti dewani

A good software which enables self easy installation and safety to your data anywhere and trust able

2018-07-30

Avast gives a good platform for an organisation like mine to be able to trust the safety of the data and be able to analyse it from time to time

Pros

The various ways it helps provide safety to your data and analyse the same and best part is the alerts it provides to keep doing it at intermediate intervals.

Cons

The price factor is one concern and the longevity of purchase.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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harmandeep singh sethi

Avast!

2017-12-11

Pros

Avast has a solid management features, including multiple hosting options and a management console.

Cons

The software does not have content filtering for web access. So it gets difficult to manage web applications

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jed Phillips

Very satisfied with this product

2017-09-07

Pros

It includes an easy to use graphical policy editor and particularly informative pop-up help.

Cons

I am frustrated by the lack of customizable email notificationsand the lack of a customizable dashboard. The visible upsells within the management console are a waste of space.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Christopher Tashiro

Awesome product for the money

2019-02-22

I would reccomend this software it helps me keep tabs on our systems regardless of where they are in the world.

Pros

I really like the console interface and the alerts.

Cons

The only dislike I have for this software and it's a small item is the online console isn't very mobile friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ADRIANA ANTONIETA GOMEZ ZURITA

protection, efficiency and maximum security efficiency and maximum security

2018-06-03

protection of files on the pc, is free, light and detects all types of viruses, giving me a satisfaction and reliability in product

Pros

excellent antivirus protection available for all types of users, providing security to your PC and recognizing malicious Trojan worm

Cons

If you do not have Internet connection you can not update the antivirus, absence of a variety of options in the control panel and constant alerts when detecting malicious.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Louis Carrillo

Avast offers our team a security option for anti virus protection that considers the needs of our business first.

2018-12-28

We investigated the open market options for cloud based anti virus security systems and discovered Avast features a corporate security approach as opposed a more tradition single personal user based approach.

Pros

Avast will identify potential threats and alert they user as they arrive and are quarantined.

Cons

Our only observation regarding a possible negative would be a consistent presentation of pop up ads which present product offerings from Avast to us. There must be a more fluid and potentially less intrusive sales tactic available for our team to learn more of Avast's substantial offerings without interrupting certain business .processes. We hope Avast will examine alternatives to product presentation as we are happy to learn more regarding new options.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Joshua Hsi

Avast Antivirus

2019-02-22

Pros

From the admin perspective, I am able to control some aspects of my user's PCs that I wouldn't have had without setting up group policy management or something similar.

Cons

One of my users works off of a mac laptop, and the avast functionality was much more limited on the different operating system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Wolfgang Morales

Very good experience with this anti virus, excellent application for companies

2018-05-04

I use it in my home since the basic version is free and gives me good results..

Pros

It has a great speed of analysis of all types of files, through its management console, you can monitor the operation of all equipment connected to the network.

Cons

I do not see significant drawbacks in this antivirus, so I recommend its use, the only one against which the version plus is not free

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Husk

Simple and elegant but lots of features

2018-02-07

Wonderful full featured antivirus with a good track record and a great home version as well

Pros

The download scans stop most threats before they become an issue and having virtually the same program as a constant at home and at work makes users more comfortable with the interface and the functions.

Cons

Additionally, security alerts are sometimes mistaken for regular notifications if sound is off or muffled by a noisier setting

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Good antivirus with bonus features

2018-08-06

Pros

Keeps the computer protected, always up to date in database for virus, password protection management and a lot of addtional features.

Cons

it is not so easy to use, so you need to learn several features before really being able to take advantage of everything it offers

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Frank Bayola

Excellent protection and antivirus service for free.

2018-05-02

Pros

The updates are recurring and have kept my equipment clean for a long time. In addition, it is easy to use and its visual is gradable.

Cons

The least I like about Avast is that it often sends messages about risks that the equipment runs.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Santosh Jain

One stop security solution for all types of organizations

2015-03-31

Pros

Fulfills the security needs of small, medium or big organizations.

Cons

Also, there is limited provision to monitor data going out from the network.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast Business

If security is your only concern, this is the product you can definitely consider. It deploys multiple advanced techniques to keep the network secure and puts minimum load on network resources.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, myself only employees)

Have been using Avast for years

2019-02-19

As I stated above, I appreciate the additional features that allow me to securely access and delete PHI from my computer.

Pros

As someone who works in healthcare, working over an insecure internet connection would have risked PHI and is not an option for me.

Cons

Having a toggle feature on the dashboard would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 501-1000 employees)

Security features are good

2019-07-31

Pros

This antivirus software offers Real time alerts regarding threats

Cons

The updgrading price are above the average products

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

Virus protection looks good. Administration is bad.

2020-03-16

Pros

Central Management. Don't need to much CPU power.

Cons

Reboot should be scheduled separately. Management Console information mostly outdated or delayed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 501-1000 employees)

An advanced security tool

2019-12-14

It keeps our PCs and data secure from malicious cyberattacks.

Pros

Avast in an all-in-one PC security tool that acts as a firewall, password manager and even as an ad blocker.

Cons

It needs regular updates for it to function properly. Otherwise, it gives virus warnings which tend to be false.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tapan Jain

Decent antivirus protection with few missing features

2015-12-22

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.

Cons

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 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.

Source: Software Advice
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