Management Console
FREE CONSOLE

Management Console

Manage the protection of all your devices from one place at no extra cost

Why use the Management Console?

Use the console to monitor the health of all devices from one place, review the number of blocked threats, schedule regular scans, and more.

Easily organize devices into groups, create setting templates, schedule tasks, and remotely deploy antivirus without any technical knowledge.

Download and distribute virus updates and program updates to all devices via a single dashboard.

Management Console is free to use with any Avast Business Antivirus and without any maintenance costs.

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Management Console Features

Management Dashboard and Reporting

View reports on threats, tasks, or devices, monitor license statuses, and more.

Notifications

Receive updates about critical security events, system information, billing cycles, and more. Easily customize how, when, and where you receive notifications.

Device operating systems supported

The Console is able to deploy and synchronise with these operating systems:

  • Windows workstations
  • Windows servers
  • Mac workstations
  • Android (coming soon)
  • iOS (coming soon)

Device deployment

Simple-to-install security solution that is easy to manage and deploy and can also remove conflicting security software.

  • Remote deployment (via Active Directory) (coming soon)
  • Manual deployment (download of EXE, DMG, MSI file)
  • Installer sent via email
  • You can opt to automatically uninstall any competing antivirus software

Device activation

Additional security feature: activate your newly installed devices manually or automatically.

Task types

  • Scans (quick, full-system, boot-time, custom)
  • Software updates
  • Virus definition updates
  • Device Shutdown
  • Device Restart
  • Message sending to device

Scheduling of tasks

Run your tasks immediately or schedule them for a specific time/s.

Local Update Server

Save your bandwidth data. A single device of your choice (mirror) will download updates only once and then distribute them to your other devices.

Device groups

Organise your devices into logical groups and subgroups.

Device settings (policies)

Create and apply specific settings to a selection of devices or groups.

Try before you buy / Payment method

30 day trial on all three Avast Business Antivirus plans. 1year, 2year, 3year payment up-front. We accept Credit Cards, Paypal, and Wire Transfer.

User permissions

Ability to set various admin roles with permissions for different Console users. (coming soon)

Console type - Cloud Console

  • No installation or maintenance costs, updated automatically.
  • Accessible from everywhere and on any device
  • Technical brochure in PDF

Language Support

The Console is localised into 8 languages: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Pусский, Norsk,

... And more to come

See our roadmap, what’s in development and what has already been released.

HIDE

User-friendly interface, even for non‑technical users

Set up your console in a few easy steps

1

Choose your antivirus

Start with choosing one of three antivirus plans. Continue with purchase or trial and create an Avast Business account.

2

Set up your console and install antivirus

Take a look around, an onboarding will help you with deploying installers to your devices.

3

Done!
Your business is protected

Devices with installed antivirus will appear in the console. Now you can activate them, organize into groups, schedule tasks, and customize settings.

Start with choosing the level of your protection

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Identity Protection
Antivirus Actively scans files, URLs, and email attachments to protect your business from malware, spyware, ransomware and more. Scans files and programs before allowing them to open or run. Yes Yes Yes
CyberCapture When an unrecognized file is downloaded onto one of your PCs, a copy will be sent to our experts at the Avast Threat Labs to identify if it's safe or not. Sends suspicious files to the Threat Lab for analysis. Yes Yes Yes
Firewall You lock your business’ doors — so do the same for your network by employing a powerful, customizable Firewall that stops unwanted visitors in their tracks. Filters network traffic and stops untrusted connections. Yes Yes Yes
Behaviour Shield Deeply-rooted malware can hide inside your running programs. Behavior Shield monitors them all for any suspicious activity to shut down attacks. Stops dangerous programs and applications on your device. Yes Yes Yes
Web Shield Checks web URLs and certificates to ensure they are safe before a network connection is made. Blocks dangerous websites before they open. Yes Yes Yes
Email Shield Inspects both incoming and outgoing emails to ensure they are completely malware-free. Continuously checks for threats in incoming and outgoing emails. Yes Yes Yes
Anti-spam The best way to mitigate risk is to remove it entirely: keep dangerous phishing emails (and annoying spam) out of your and your employees’ inboxes. Blocks unwanted spam and phishing emails. Yes Yes Yes
Smart Scan Efficiency is key for any business. SmartScan combines antivirus, software update, network security, and performance scans into a single one-click fix. Quickly checks for any performance or security issues. Yes Yes Yes
Sandbox If you have risky files you want to run, use our virtual “safe space”, which can execute any file you want, safely separated from the rest of the PC. A safe environment to test dubious files and programs. Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Inspector There are more ways than ever for cybercriminals to sneak onto a network. Find and fix whatever weaknesses might be putting you at risk with our network scanning tool. Discovers vulnerabilities in your network. Yes Yes Yes
Real Site Fake websites are a primary tool for hackers to trick people into giving away personal information. Avoid these sites entirely and keep your employees safe. Keeps you away from fake sites designed to steal your data. Yes Yes Yes
Rescue Disk With a special external drive, you can run an anti-malware scan before the OS boots up, uncovering deep-rooted malware otherwise out of reach. Creates an external backup antivirus to salvage compromised PCs. Yes Yes Yes
Software Defender Don’t waste time updating application after application. Let Software Defender update your software automatically. Automatically updates your installed software to help prevent hacks. Yes Yes
Data Shredder Deleted files are easy to recover. Make sure confidential documents containing financial information or customer and employee data are destroyed forever. Permanently deletes files you don’t want recovered. Yes Yes
Browser Cleanup Unwanted add-ons and unnecessary browser data can slow employees down or compromise their data. Keep things running safely and quickly with routine browser cleaning. Erases junk files slowing down your browser. Yes
Webcam Shield Stop webcam spying for good. Now apps have to ask you for permission to use your webcam, so you always know who’s watching. Alerts you before your webcam is turned on so as to protect your privacy. Yes
Passwords Defend employees’ login details with a secure master password. Comes with a browser add-on for easy and secure auto-filling of online login forums. Protects your passwords and streamlines your online accounts. Yes
SecureLine VPN Make every connection private no matter what network or WiFi your employees use to prevent their identities, or your data, from being seen and stolen online. Makes open, vulnerable networks safe, anywhere in the world. Yes
Antivirus Actively scans files, URLs, and email attachments to protect your business from malware, spyware, ransomware and more. Scans files and programs before allowing them to open or run. Yes Yes Yes
Web Shield Checks web URLs and certificates to ensure they are safe before a network connection is made. Blocks dangerous websites before they open. Yes Yes Yes
Email Shield Inspects both incoming and outgoing emails to ensure they are completely malware-free. Continuously checks for threats in incoming and outgoing emails. Yes Yes Yes
Antivirus Actively scans files, URLs, and email attachments to protect your business from malware, spyware, ransomware and more. Scans files and programs before allowing them to open or run. Yes Yes Yes
CyberCapture When an unrecognized file is downloaded onto one of your PCs, a copy will be sent to our experts at the Avast Threat Labs to identify if it's safe or not. Sends suspicious files to the Threat Lab for analysis. Yes Yes Yes
Web Shield Checks web URLs and certificates to ensure they are safe before a network connection is made. Blocks dangerous websites before they open. Yes Yes Yes
Email Shield Inspects both incoming and outgoing emails to ensure they are completely malware-free. Continuously checks for threats in incoming and outgoing emails. Yes Yes Yes
Anti-spam The best way to mitigate risk is to remove it entirely: keep dangerous phishing emails (and annoying spam) out of your and your employees’ inboxes. Blocks unwanted spam and phishing emails. Yes Yes Yes
Smart Scan Efficiency is key for any business. SmartScan combines antivirus, software update, network security, and performance scans into a single one-click fix. Quickly checks for any performance or security issues. Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Inspector There are more ways than ever for cybercriminals to sneak onto a network. Find and fix whatever weaknesses might be putting you at risk with our network scanning tool. Discovers vulnerabilities in your network. Yes Yes Yes
Real Site Fake websites are a primary tool for hackers to trick people into giving away personal information. Avoid these sites entirely and keep your employees safe. Keeps you away from fake sites designed to steal your data. Yes Yes Yes
Rescue Disk With a special external drive, you can run an anti-malware scan before the OS boots up, uncovering deep-rooted malware otherwise out of reach. Creates an external backup antivirus to salvage compromised PCs. Yes Yes Yes
Sharepoint Protection Checks all the files uploaded onto your shared storage to ensure no malware gets the chance to compromise your data. A secure digital space to store and share corporate documents. Yes Yes
Exchange Protection Scans and filters emails with malicious attachments or unsafe links to make sure internal communications don’t become threatened by malware. Scans email attachments and protects your communications from SPAM. Yes Yes
Data Shredder Deleted files are easy to recover. Make sure confidential documents containing financial information or customer and employee data are destroyed forever. Permanently deletes files you don’t want recovered. Yes Yes
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What customers are saying about the console

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us Brian Crafton Brookland Public Schools

It was very simple. With the option of emailing out the download link and customizing the message, it was very easy for our end users to do the update themselves. I wouldn't change a thing!

cz Jakub Sedmák AWOS s.r.o.

I like the new Management console. I can simply access it from anywhere within my company, it gives me information about the status of my antivirus and suggests available solutions to found issues.

us Quentin Smith Benassi & Benassi, P. C.

You had me sold with cloud-based administration. We’ve experimented with other products that did not work well. Avast web admin works nicely.

in Anand Sharma AB Cartridge Pvt Ltd

The best part of this software is that you can manage all your installs from a single place. Works well on all my computers in the office. I am well informed on each and every alert. I have 8 pcs in my network, and all of them have Avast.

us Jeff Hunt Glenns Ferry School District

The price and the customer service are the best two elements of Avast. We use it internally on all windows computers and servers. It is very simple to use and scheduling scan tasks is straightforward.

za James Matshubeng Matoto Technologies

I am also impressed with the fact that this can be controlled from a central point. We used Webroot and Trendmicro ’s hosted solution but their price and ordering process was the issue.

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Frequently Asked Questions

System Requirements

I already have an account in the Console but forgot the password. What can I do?

Please go to the password reset page and follow the instruction.

Why would I want to use the Console?

Managing your device settings from the simplified Console saves time and bandwidth for you and your company. More importantly, it improves the admin’s performance and immediately alerts you of security vulnerabilities. As a bonus, the Console is free to use with any version of Avast Business Antivirus.

What is the difference between the stand-alone version of Avast Business Antivirus and a version with the Console?

Stand-alone installers have to be manually downloaded to each individual device from our website. Any tasks, updates, or customization of settings will be locally saved to each device instead of universally shared amongst all of them.
The stand-alone version is useful when you have less than 5 devices and you are not planning to add other devices or licenses in the future.

The Console is able to generate and deploy installers to all of your devices, so that all the devices are then managed from the Console. For example: the admin can remotely override settings, push tasks, update the virus database, and more from the Console without being physically present at the specific endpoint device.
The Management Console is useful when your team works from many offices, you employ remote workers, or for non-technical users _ your team’s data is safe without them having to lift a finger.

Can I switch from the stand-alone version of Avast Business Antivirus to one with the Console?

Yes, you will be able to use the same license for both the stand-alone antivirus and the managed one.

Is the Console only for big companies?

No, the Console can be used with any number of devices. As the Management Console has been designed for all types of small and large businesses, managing and monitoring your devices is simple and easy.

Can I manage my licenses (subscription) from the Console?

Yes, in the Console you can start trials of all three plans, add licenses for more devices, extend licenses, and edit any auto-renewals. Secret tip: When you think about it, you’ll get a total of 90 days of free trials after signing up.

Can I combine all my Avast Business Antivirus plans in one account?

Yes you can. You start with one plan (you choose it here on the web) and then in the Console you can choose to add the other two. You can also combine Mac and Windows protection into the one Console. Usually, you’ll want to have different levels of protection for different devices (such as servers vs. workstations) and different users (receptionist vs. CTO).

Where can I find what is planned for future Console releases?

Click here to see our product roadmap, current development, and past releases. You can also submit your own feature idea or vote on existing features.

What are the advantages of Cloud Console?

The Cloud Console saves you the time and money you would have spent maintaining your own Console. Instead of hosting the Console on a local machine, it can be accessed from any network on any device via the Cloud, which is maintained and updated by Avast. The Cloud Console is automatically updated in roughly 2-week cycles.

Do the Console have the same features across every plan?

Yes, no matter which level of Avast Business antivirus you choose, the interface and features of Console are the same. You can also combine various levels of protection (mix licences, for example Business Antivirus with Antivirus Pro Plus or mix devices with different operating systems) in a single Console. The only difference is that for the endpoint devices with the lower level of protection, the features of the more advanced solutions will not be active in the Console and you can only use them if you upgrade to a higher plan but the Console itself will look the same.

Why do I need to activate new devices after installation?

This is a security feature that prevents unknown devices from being added to your Console automatically. You can always remove any unfamiliar devices.

What is the difference between the three Avast Business Antivirus products?

The most basic plan covers essential antivirus protection for businesses, with a few other tools to enhance usability. The second (and recommended) plan adds data protection components to the core antivirus product. Finally, in the third plan, the ultimate edition, all the components of the first two plans are present as well as components designed for enhanced identity protection.

For a full list of components and their explanations click here.

On what platforms/devices can Avast Business Antivirus be installed?

See next tab _ System Requirements.

Is your product GDPR compliant?

We are committed to be GDPR compliant by 25 May 2018.

How difficult it is to set up the Console?

The Cloud Console is very easy to set up. After signing up, you will be taken to the dashboard which will show an overview of your network status. You will also be told what to do next via onboarding messages. The next step will be to review your Device Settings, and after that to deploy an installer to your devices. The final step will ask you to activate the new devices. After that, each of your activated devices will perform scans and will gain a health status such as Safe, Vulnerable or In Danger, depending on if a threat was found and resolved.

Can more users manage or have access to the Console?

Yes. You can add other admins and assign various levels of permission.

  • Windows:
  • Windows 10 (Pro, Education, Enterprise and in-market supported servicing branches of Windows 10 including - Current Branch, Current Branch for Business and the following Long-Term Servicing branch(es) - 1607, 1507, 1703.).
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP SP3 (Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions, excluding Starter and RT editions.)
  • Mac:
  • MacOS 10.9 (Mavericks or later with at least 500 MB of free disk space.)
  • Servers:
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (Any Edition with latest Service Pack, 32- and 64-bit version, excl. Server Core.)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
  • Hardware:
  • Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 CPU supporting SSE2 instructions, 256 MB+ RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space.