Avast Business Features

Avast Business

Cloud-based security software solution

4.41/5 (804 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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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Monitoring
Alerts/Notifications
Anti Spam
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Application Security
Authentication
Behavioral Analytics
Customizable Fields
Encryption
Endpoint Management
Firewalls
Incident Management
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Password Management
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Avast Business Feature Reviews

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

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
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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harmandeep singh s.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Rafat S.

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
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajat J.

A compelling option for small business-level virus protection

2015-03-25

Pros

The different types of techniques that are deployed to keep the network virus free like Sandboxing. Scan times are typically reduced due to intelligent scans.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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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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James P.

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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Yamini P.

Powerful and cost-effective way to secure your workstations

2015-04-15

Pros

Also, the ability to schedule PC scans and updating virus definitions when the workstations are not in use.

Cons

It detects the virus but it fails to delete it or move to chest.Also, it is not very effective if the organization wants to strictly control data sharing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast Business

It is certainly not the best Antivirus available in the market but it does serve the basic purpose especially when money is a criteria. If money is not a constraint, go for other better options (may be within Avast itself)

Source: Software Advice
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osvaldo v.

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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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jed P.

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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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

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. It was solved after few days when the virus signature was updated

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin B.

Avast is incredibly simple for End Users

2019-06-13

The software is very simple and unobtrusive. I havent had any known issues with viruses or malware - so it also appears to be doing its job well.

Pros

The User Interface is incredibly simple, and running smart and full scans is very easy to do.

Cons

Because the UI and application are so simple, there isnt a lot of customization or deep reporting available to users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Wolfgang M.

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

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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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Zach K.

Good A/V. To many false positives

2017-06-27

Pros

Doesn't have alot of overhead running scans.

Cons

I do t like the amount of false positives uve received. The definitions updater does t seem to be current often. Requires many manual updates

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajat V.

Complete security for small and medium businesses

2015-03-29

Pros

It allows remote management of all the network devices. The scans and updates can be scheduled remotely outside of business hours so as not to hamper any productivity.

Cons

It also does not include tools for remotely locating and wiping the memory of lost or stolen laptops or mobile phones.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Avast Business

If your company just needs to secure Windows-based PCs, Avast will do the job well. It is adept at detecting even zero-day, emergent malware.

Source: Software Advice
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Danish s.

Antivirus for systems which protests from every kind of attacks.

2018-08-06

Pros

It automatically scans the data, files, pen drives as well as cyber attacks.

Cons

We can not customize its interface and we can only use its default interface only. we have to buy it license before its use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohamed A.

A lite antivirus with big functionality

2019-09-27

Good quality antivirus

Pros

It captures the viruses and report it instantly. It controls every thing happens on your computer and data flows.

Cons

If I run the scan, it will report every single issue.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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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Joshua H.

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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Michel A.

Avast review Schepers nv

2021-02-13

We allso use server protection and i want to renew a licence but this does not work

Pros

Easy and fast installation. Management console works fine.

Cons

Customer support answers very slowly or not at all.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Avast


Hi Michel,
Thank you for your feedback!

We need more information on that the avenue that they tried to contact us.
If support is still needed, the link to our contact form can be found here: https://www.avast.com/en-us/business/support . We are here to help 24/5 Monday-Friday.

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Matthew H.

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

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Accounting company, myself only employees)

Great Service

2019-03-02

Pros

I have three computers and I like the fact that I can keep track of the activities on all three from one spot instead of having to log in to each computer.

Cons

I have not had the service long enough to really say there is anything I don't like about it. I have had the free home version for years, and when I started my business I needed more protections for my clients, and Avast has lived up to my expectations so far.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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rahshee w.

Avast Business Antivirus keeping your devices safe

2018-03-22

But it falls short on reporting and lacks mobile device support.

Pros

It does not slow up your device as it is scanning and running in the background.

Cons

It lacks the ability to specify specific a file extension to scan, a progress bar that tells percent of files scanned.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tapan J.

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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Aaron G.

Very solid antivirus

2019-07-07

Pros

Decent centralized management capabilities, great for system administrators.

Cons

Centralized management could use some improvement.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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BROOK A.

Great!!!! Love this!

2019-02-23

Pros

Easy reporting and scans.

Cons

I don't have an negative comments at this time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyler M.

Decent Antivirus Solution

2019-10-09

Not a bad solution if you can utilize the setup and configuration correctly.

Pros

The cloud management of this software is also a great feature.

Cons

Like most antivirus solutions, it will bog down your system while it is running. As well as installation sometimes can be troublesome.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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