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.
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.
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.
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.
All you need is a PC with Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (Pro, Education, Enterprise, CB, CBB, LTSB) or macOS 10.11 (El Capitan or later with at least 500 MB of free disk space.). An Internet connection is also required for automatic security updates.
We also support Windows Server (64-bit version) Server 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.
Need VPN and USB Protection, too?
Upgrade your protection to Premium Business Security, which includes unlimited VPN¹ and USB Protection²! Avast Premium Business Security combines our award-winning endpoint protection with VPN and privacy tools to help your employees stay private and safe online.
¹Not available for MacOS
²Online management platform is required to use USB Protection
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I have a small business with only a few computers. Can I install Avast free consumer antivirus on those computers instead?
If you're a business that handles client data or has servers, then you need more than what our free consumer antivirus offers. Avast Business solutions offer advanced security, privacy, and productivity features to give your employees total digital privacy, security, and unparalleled productivity. They also come with an online management platform to provide real-time visibility of threats, comprehensive reporting, and remote management capabilities from a single platform.
Avast free consumer antivirus, Avast One, and Premium Security are intended for private, personal, and non-commercial use only. If you would like to use Avast in a business, commercial, non-profit, or government organization, we recommend trying Avast Business solutions.
For more information, please review our Avast End-User License Agreement (EULA).
How do Avast Small Business Cybersecurity Solutions protect against cyberthreats?
All of our products include our next-generation antivirus for businesses designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove malware and other malicious software (worms, trojans, adware, spyware, and more). We protect millions of businesses worldwide by using the industry’s best prevention, detection, blocking capabilities, machine learning, advanced heuristics, advanced anti-exploit, and other Avast proprietary techniques.
To protect users, Avast detects and immediately reports any suspicious files or behavior. This state-of-the-art infrastructure and access to an immense amount of security data gathered from millions of devices around the globe gives us one of the largest, most advanced threat detection networks in the world. Plus, it allows us to provide unrivaled zero-day protection.
Our cutting-edge technology transforms our users into a worldwide network of cooperating sensors. If any one of them encounters malware, Avast uses 6 layers of protection to identify, block, and inform the entire network in a matter of seconds.
Do I need to use the online management platform with the Essential Business Security product?
For the Essential Business Security solution, the online management platform is optional. You can choose to install Essential Business Security on each device independently without management capabilities. However, our online management platform, the Avast Business Hub, allows you to manage all your devices from one place. It provides robust reporting, alerting, device and policy management, network discovery, remote access and support tools, and more. As your business and security needs grow, the Avast Business Hub allows you to add other services such as Patch Management and Cloud Backup that can all be managed from one platform.
Can I use the Essential Business Security product with the Avast Business On-Premise console?
No, Avast Essential Business Security is only available with our online management platform, the Avast Business Hub.
What are the Avast Business Hub system requirements?
The following browsers are supported by our online management platform, the Avast Business Hub (latest versions recommended):
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
Essential protection for your business
Protect what you’ve worked hard for. Keep your business devices and data safe with Avast Essential Business Security.
Avast Essential Business Security
1AV-TEST, “Product Review and Certification Report: Approved Corporate Endpoint Protection Windows” Avast Ultimate Business Security 22.12, January-February 2023. Avast Essentials Business Security and Avast Premium Business Security embed the same Avast Ultimate Business device protection.
2AV-Comparatives, “Approved Business Security Product Award” for Avast Ultimate Business Security, December 2022. Avast Essentials Business Security and Avast Premium Business Security embed the same award-winning Avast Ultimate Business Antivirus device protection.
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