Consumers are accustomed to the “freemium” antivirus model, but Avast for Business is free security software aimed squarely at the business user. A paid version adds extra layers of protection.
With Avast for Business, all users get a cloud-based management portal, enabling an administrator to manage security from any device. Avast for Business also protects both Macs and PCs, providing malware protection, scanning, anti-phishing, regularly streamed updates and application control.
Subscribers to the premium, paid version, meanwhile, receive additional protections such as sandboxing, a firewall, https scanner, anti-spam, a powerful data shredder and server protection. Avast’s threat detection network is based on data received from 200 million AVAST installations worldwide—ensuring a highly thorough virus signature database.
Highly scalable, Avast for Business places no limit to the number of administrators or devices—even in the free version.
Michael from Thriveworks
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Why would you pay for the other brands when you can use Avast. I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. There's got to be a catch, right? - Free initially, but then you have to pay. That's not it at all. Avast works as well as other security software that you would purchase online or in the box stores, but it's free. I've used it for about 3 years. I knew about it, but never tried it. Don't use your PC another day without Avast. It's an excellent security must-have.
You might think that "Free" means low quality. Not true with Avast. It's a top notch product!
Alexandra from Lk Oconee Rehabilitation and Performance Center, LLC
avast! is very easy to use and setup/install, works well with multiple operating platforms, scanning feature works well and can be paused if needed, updates are easy to install, doesn't slow system down and I don't complain about anything FREE
I don't normally open up the interface so some notifications aren't received or read as soon as I should - an email notification would be great though - but again, for free software, I'm not complaining. I've never used their customer service or had to call for anything so can't comment on that.
Find out what you NEED and search for a software that gives you that....don't settle for less and don't pay for anything until you've been able to try it first.
Jeremiah from Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.
Excellent features and protection options, free basic protection. Easy licensing for multiple users.
Free product does not work on servers. Does not always catch all viruses immediately.
Lots of features and tools, very good protection. This is good for individually managed consoles. If looking for a product with a central management interface, this may not be for you.
Tommy from COVEO Solutions
Specialty: Professional Services
First, it's free! It's Cloud based! It's Simple! It's Nice!
This is not really "Business" level. I use it for one of the company I support (~20 computers) and I find many limitation.
SMB! The free version is fine, and there is a paid one if you need more features! Try it for sure!