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!
Jakub SedmákAWOS 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.
Quentin SmithBenassi & 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.
Anand SharmaAB 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.
Jeff HuntGlenns 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.
James MatshubengMatoto 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.
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 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 XP SP3 (Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions, excluding Starter and RT editions.)
MacOS 10.9 (Mavericks or later with at least 500 MB of free disk space.)
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
Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 CPU supporting SSE2 instructions, 256 MB+ RAM and 2 GB of hard disk space.