Essential Business Security
Essential device security for businesses that want protection against viruses, phishing, ransomware, and advanced cyberattacks.
Essential Business Security
The essential online protection you can’t go without
Wherever your employees are and whatever they’re doing online, we keep their devices and data safe.
Keep your business and customer data safe
Not having the right protection can cost your business time and money, and result in the loss of sensitive information. Protect your business and customer data from cybercriminals with Avast.
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 10.9 (Mavericks or later with at least 500 MB of free disk space.). An Internet connection is also required for automatic security updates.
Avast Mobile Protection for Android works on Android phones or tablets running the operating system Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API level 23) or higher.
Avast Mobile Protection for iOS works on iOS 13, iOS 14, or any iOS at version 10.0 or higher, for both iPhone and iPad.
We also support Windows Server (64-bit version) 2019 (excl. Server Core Edition), 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.
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
Can I manage my mobile devices from the online management platform?
Avast Mobile Protection for iOS and Android devices is included with your Avast Small Business Cybersecurity Solution. However, it is an unmanaged service. At this time, mobile devices cannot be managed from our online management platform, the Avast Business Hub.
Do we need antivirus for our iOS devices?
Yes, you need an antivirus for iPhones, but there’s some nuance to that answer.
Despite what many believe, iPhones are also susceptible to viruses, although it would be unfair to say their situation is comparable to PCs, or even Android devices. It is true that iPhones have much stronger built-in protection than other connected devices, which renders the need for traditional antivirus software a little moot. But that said, there are still threats and viruses that manage to sneak through the robust internal security of your employees’ iPhones and iPads. This is why it’s helpful to have specialized security software that complements your employees’ phone security, rather than something that would try to replace it. That way, your employees have complete protection from any and all threats.
Why do Android devices need antivirus protection?
Android phones and tablets need strong antivirus software because Android ransomware, spyware, and other malware is on the rise. Without Android security software, your employees’ phones may get infected with malware.
Avast also protects phones with automatic Wi-Fi network security checks. And should your employees’ phones or tablets get stolen, we’ll help you lock your device, wipe any sensitive data, and track its location.
Why isn’t Android’s built-in antivirus enough?
Android has several built-in security features to protect devices from hackers and malware, but without third-party antivirus protection, they’re not enough to protect your employees from all the different kinds of threats out there.
Android can quickly check if apps are safe, but it’s not a reliable antivirus solution against new and emerging threats.
Android runs apps in an isolated “sandbox” where they can’t access other portions of your employees’ devices without their permission. However, many users accidentally give apps more permissions than they need, and this can allow malware to spread across their devices.
Malicious apps sometimes make it onto Google Play, where they’re downloaded by thousands of people before they’re caught. Unofficial app storefronts are often less secure than Google Play, which increases your employees' risk.
Your employees will always be safer with specialized antivirus software like Avast on their Android devices. It’ll detect and block malware before it can infect their device, and if they’re already dealing with an issue, Avast will remove the malware from their Android device and prevent future infections.
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