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Avast Essential Business Security

Cybersecurity your business can’t go without

Help protect your data and devices from viruses, phishing, and cyberattacks with must-have security for small businesses. 

Manage your security from anywhere with an online management platform
Fortify device protection with next-gen antivirus, AI-powered threat detection
Help prevent phishing and data breaches with a firewall and multiple shields
Online management platform
Endpoint protection
Ransomware & Data Protection
Phishing Protection
Web Control
Personal VPN
USB Protection
Patch Management
Avast Essential Business Security

Add more transparency to your small business security

Get more oversight and centralized control over your protection against viruses, phishing, ransomware, and advanced cyberattacks.

Device protection

Protect your devices against malware infection

Get more peace of mind with Avast’s next-gen antivirus that’s rich with features but won’t slow your business down.

Protection on business devices
Get always-on security to help keep your Windows PCs, Mac computers, and Windows servers secure from viruses, spyware, phishing, ransomware, and other cyberthreats.
Protection from infected files, emails, and websites
Our File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, and Real Site help to prevent malware infection or phishing attacks. To help protect users against emerging cyberthreats, Behavior Shield and CyberCapture, powered by AI, are in place.
Data protection

Prevent ransomware encryption and data breaches

Keep your business and customer data safer from breaches and downtime with our firewall and multiple protective shields. Layered security helps prevent sensitive data theft or leakage.

Protection against ransomware encryption
Our Ransomware Shield helps to stop ransomware from changing, deleting, or encrypting files inside protected folders. Behavior Shield monitors processes on devices for suspicious behavior that may indicate the presence of malicious code and unknown zero-day threats. Together with File Shield and Web Shield, they provide peace of mind that your business-critical information is safer from ransomware attacks.
Prevent cybercriminals from accessing your data
Our endpoint firewall and Remote Access Shield help block unwanted connections, and stop Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exploits and brute-force attacks by hackers and as such help prevent sensitive data from leaving your computers. Firewall monitors network traffic between your employees’ devices and the internet, helping protect your business data from unauthorized manipulation and transmission.
Keep your passwords safer
Secure your employees’ browser-stored passwords from theft.
Online security & privacy

Stay more secure and private online

Safeguard your employees’ online privacy, login credentials, and business information from cybercriminals.

Secure your webcams
Block unauthorized applications and malware from accessing web cams on your employees’ Windows PCs without their consent.
Protect your passwords
Safeguard your browser-stored passwords from being modified or stolen.
Fake Website and Phishing Protection
Real Site helps keep your users away from fake, phishing sites designed to steal sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. It is designed to secure users against DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking to ensure they get to the website they want to visit more safely.
Remote Management

Manage your devices and security from anywhere

As your business grows, so will your security needs. Manage your devices and Avast security services via web browser using a single online management platform — anytime, anywhere.

Single dashboard with your devices’ health status
Set up instant email or dashboard notifications based on the status of a specific device. Get a comprehensive overview of individual device issues and cyberthreats that might be spreading among devices via central dashboard, as well as automated reports.
Device and IT security management
Manage thousands of devices, set up IT security services remotely, and apply or adjust their policies.
Connect more securely to any managed device
Use our remote IT tool to connect more securely to employees’ devices with the Avast agent, and remotely resolve issues, perform tasks, reboot computers, transfer files, and chat with users.

System requirements

  • Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (Pro, Education, Enterprise, CB, CBB, LTSB excluding Windows on Arm, in S mode, Mixed Reality, Mobile, IoT, Starter, and RT editions).
  • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan or later with at least 500 MB of free disk space.). USB Protection requires macOS 11 (Big Sur) or later.
  • Windows Server (64-bit version) 2022 (excl. Server Core Edition), 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 R2 (latest Service Pack), Microsoft Exchange Server (64-bit version) 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 (Service Pack 2) and Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and higher.

An Internet connection is also required for automatic security updates.
Web Control, Personal VPN, and Patch Management are not available for MacOS


Need VPN and USB Protection, too?

Upgrade your protection to Premium Business Security, which includes VPN* with no data limits and USB Protection! Avast Premium Business Security combines our award-winning endpoint protection with VPN and privacy tools to help your employees stay private and safe online.

*Not available for macOS.

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