Protect your educational institution from cyber threats for free

Avast, the most-trusted antivirus in the world, provides security and device management to educational institutions. Now one easy to install solution lets you protect and manage your devices from a central console.

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- Jothan Virgil, Alabama State University

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  Free Business Security Premium Business Security
Intelligent antivirus & anti-malware Real-time protection with DeepScreen technology detects previously unseen threats. yes yes
Boot-time scans Run scans before the OS launches to remove deeply buried malware. yes yes
Application whitelisting Hardened Mode allows you to choose which applications can run in your network. yes yes
Browser Cleanup Remove annoying browser toolbars and extensions. yes yes
Device management Add and remove devices, organize them in groups, and keep settings consistent across your network. yes yes
Technical support Get help through onboarding, installation, and basic configuration. yes yes
Virtualization via Safezone Protect financial transactions within a virtual environment.   yes
Silent firewall Prevent unauthorized access to company computers from hackers.   yes
Anti-spam Guard against phishing emails and spam.   yes
Exchange shield Threat detection on MS Exchange scans all emails for malware.   yes
Data shredder Completely destroy delete company data and easily decommission machines.   yes
Task scheduling Schedule scans, updates, and other tasks at your convenience.   yes
Phone and chat support Get response to your problems in real time from our experts.   yes
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*Note: In order to get access to Premium features, you still need to start with Free account.

Cross platform compatibility

A minimum of Windows XP (with SP2) needs to be installed. Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and even 10 are fully supported (unless your device runs the Starter or RT edition) in both the 32- and 64-bit variant. A 10-year old Pentium 3 processor will do, with 128 MB RAM and 1 GB of hard-drive space. Now imagine the stellar performance with your new hardware!

  • OSX (any stable version)
  • 128 MB of RAM and 750MB of disk space
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (any edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (any edition with the latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (any edition with the latest Service Pack, x64bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 (any edition with the latest Service Pack, x64bit, incl. Small Business Server/Essentials, except Server Core)
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2003/2007/2010/2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010/2013. Avast antispam is available for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013
  • 512 MB or above if running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or higher (depends on OS requirements and other third-party software installed)
  • Intel Pentium III compatible processor or above (depends on OS requirements and other third-party software installed)
  • 1GB free hard disk space

Four simples steps to get started now

Visit the registration page and create your account.

Download our security software and install it on your network devices.

Visit your administrative console and activate our device protection.

Enjoy your easy-to-manage business-class protection.

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