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Score an A+ on your school’s cybersecurity

Avast Business is dedicated to providing best-in-class cybersecurity solutions to protect schools from ransomware, data breaches, and other advanced cyberattacks. Our easy-to-use solutions enable schools to secure and manage all devices from a central, cloud-based platform.

2019: Certified
anti-malware security

2020: 'Top Rated Product'
by AV Comparatives

Why Avast Business Next-gen Antivirus?

“Free” doesn’t always mean better. Keep your school safe online with comprehensive,
360-degree protection.

Avast Business Next-gen Antivirus
Avast Business Next-gen Antivirus
Free Antivirus
Free Antivirus
Delivery
100% cloud-based
A single lightweight agent delivered by our cloud console.
Hybrid
Updates
Automatic
Updates happen in the background, usually multiple times a day, protecting you against new threats as they emerge.
Manual
Manually download new definitions - database entries of new viruses so that the AV can detect them.
Threat detection
Next-gen AV
Uses artificial intelligence, behavior-based machine learning, and proactive cloud threat lab analysis to detect unknown threats.
Limited
Anti-malware capabilities and web protection. Doesn’t catch ransomware and browser exploits.
Performance impact
Lightweight agent
Features a multi-functional, single lightweight agent that reacts instantly to malware without compromising system performance.
Resource-intensive agent
Requires updates or recurring scans that can slow down system performance.
Advanced Security Features
360-degree protection
Not offered
Wi-Fi Inspector
monitors your home network for any vulnerable devices.
Not offered
AutoSandbox
executes files in isolation for 15 seconds to make sure they’re safe.
Not offered
CyberCapture
forwards downloaded files to Avast for detailed threat analysis.
Not offered
Behavioral Shield
watches your software for any signs of a malware infection.
Not offered
Web Shield and Mail Shield
protect you against threats in your network traffic or inbox.
Not offered
Remote Access Shield
blocks unwanted connections to prevent Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exploits and brute force attacks.
Not offered
Patching, Cloud backup & Endpoint optimazion solutions
Fully integrated
Add-on services managed through one cloud-based security platform.
Not offered
Remote access & Support tool
Free
Fully integrated tool for admins to quickly and securely connect to a user’s device anytime, anywhere to access files, manage applications, and troubleshoot issues.
Not offered
Sales & technical support
24/5 US-based support
Sales engineering and ongoing technical support. We’re here for you!
Limited
Reporting
Comprehensive
Generate and schedule easy-to-read, detailed activity reports from the console.
Limited
Is Windows Defender enough for your school?

Is Windows Defender enough for your school?

Is Windows Defender enough for your school?

In recent tests conducted by AV-Comparatives, Windows Defender detected 99.5% of known malware and 96.3% of zero-day malware. Avast Business Antivirus detected 100% of both zero-day and known malware.

Choose the right level of security for your school.

Avast Business Antivirus
Avast Business Antivirus Pro
Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus
File Shield
Scans any file that is opened or downloaded to make sure it’s malware-free.
yes yes yes
Email Shield
Inspects both incoming and outgoing emails to ensure they’re completely malware-free.
yes yes yes
Behavior Shield
Looks for suspicious behavior in programs installed on devices that may indicate malicious code.
yes yes yes
CyberCapture
Detects and analyzes rare, suspicious files in a safe, virtual environment.
yes yes yes
Firewall
Monitors all network traffic between your PC and the outside world to prevent unauthorized communication.
yes yes yes
Anti-spam
Keeps dangerous phishing emails and annoying spam from cluttering and compromising inboxes.
yes yes yes
Smart Scan
Finds all those cracks that can allow malware to slip in, from unsafe settings and passwords to suspicious add-ons and out-of-date software.
yes yes yes
Sandbox
Isolates suspicious files in a safe, virtualized environment for deeper analysis by you and the Avast Threat Labs.
yes yes yes
Wi-Fi Inspector
Scans networks for vulnerabilities, checks network, device, and router settings, and identifies threats.
yes yes yes
Real Site
Protects against DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking to ensure you reach the website you want to visit.
yes yes yes
Rescue Disk
Enables you to boot up a PC that’s been infected with malware from a USB that contains a clean version of your system.
yes yes yes
Security Browser Extension
Scans websites for reputation and authenticity, blocks ads, and puts you in super safe mode when it’s time for online banking.
yes yes yes
Software Updater
Keeps commonly used third-party software up to date to eliminate potential security exploits.
no yes yes
Data Shredder
Overwrites files multiple times to permanently erase sensitive data making it irretrievable.
no yes yes
Exchange Server Protection
Scans and filters emails at the Exchange server level stopping potential attacks before they spread to the network.
no yes yes
SharePoint Server Protection
Checks all the files uploaded onto your shared storage to ensure no malware can compromise your data.
no yes yes
Password Protection
Protects employees login details with a secure master password. Includes a browser add-on for easy, secure auto-filling.
no no yes
SecureLine VPN
Encrypts your data and secures your connection when using public Wi-Fi connections, such as those in cafes or airports.
no no yes
Browser Cleanup
Checks browsers for add-ons with poor reputation and removes cookies that contain personal information.
no no yes
Webcam Shield
Prevents applications and malware from accessing your PC’s webcam without your consent.
no no yes

Did you know

Exploitation of unpatched software vulnerabilities remains one of the most common
intrusion methods for hackers.

Avast Business can help you strengthen your school’s defense strategy with a proven, industry-leading patch management solution that keeps all your Windows systems and third-party applications up-to-date with the latest patches.

Save time with automation
Distribute thoroughly tested patches to thousands of machines in minutes, with minimal impact on your network.
Third-party application patching
Patching support for Microsoft Windows and thousands of popular vendors like iTunes®, Oracle® Java, Adobe® Flash® and Reader, and more.
Remote patching
Patch all devices no matter where they are - whether they're behind the firewall, on the road, at remote sites, or even asleep.
Centralized management
Manage all Microsoft Windows and thousands of third-party software updates from a single cloud-based console.
Modernize IT security

Modernize IT security

Modernize IT security

Read about 10 reasons to modernize your cybersecurity and the 10 ways to do it.

Let’s work together to secure your organization.

We’ll discuss your needs and concerns, and how we can best help you achieve the right security stack.

100% malware protection rate
Avast Business solutions are consistently named the best antivirus of the year and achieved a 100% Malware Protection Rate in AV-Comparatives’ 2021 business security test.
Free 30-day trial
We offer a free 30-day trial so you can test it out yourself before you buy. No purchase or credit card required to start the trial.
Money-back guarantee
Not satisfied after you purchase? We have a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely happy with the features and benefits. We think you’ll love them, though.
Competitively priced
We price our solutions competitively to offer enterprise-level security to businesses and organizations that need it, from a one-person show to a large finance firm.
Peace of mind
Rest easy knowing that your network and data remain secure, despite phishing attempts or accidental employee errors.

Take protection to the next level

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

Keep your data safe and secure with our cloud backup solution. Minimize downtime, and access your important information from anywhere.

CCleaner

CCleaner

CCleaner

Make your computers run faster, perform better and last longer. Save time, money, and boost productivity with a CCleaner endpoint optimization solution.