Avast Essential Business Security

IT management and computer security software for SMBs

About Avast Essential Business Security

Avast Essential Business Security is an IT management solution designed to help small to midsize businesses conduct cloud threat lab analysis to identify and protect devices against cyber threats. Administrators can utilize the behavior-based machine learning solution to secure and manage endpoints across multiple networks in a centralized dashboard.

The platform offers AI-enabled tools, allowing teams to detect and eliminate malware and prevent attacks. Avast Essential Business Security enables managers to secure sensitive business data and processes across systems. Additionally, operators can secure devices using Wi-Fi inspector, security browser extension, remote access shield and Firewall.

Avast Essential Business Security lets IT professionals utilize Exchange Server Protection and SharePoint Server Protection to offer multi-layered security across servers. Users can also secure bank-related details and passwords to facilitate identity protection while using public Wi-Fi.

Pricing starting from:

US$36.99/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla , Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English , French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Pricing starting from:

US$36.99/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Images

Avast Essential Business Security Software - Easily manage all your Avast Business security solutions from one streamlined dashboard
Avast Essential Business Security Software - Manage security for all devices with the Business Hub agent
Avast Essential Business Security Software - Apply commands across devices like scans, restarts, and more. Run commands automatically based on policy settings
Avast Essential Business Security Software - Generate and schedule easy-to-read, detailed activity reports
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Avast Essential Business Security Software - Easily manage all your Avast Business security solutions from one streamlined dashboard
Avast Essential Business Security Software - Manage security for all devices with the Business Hub agent
Avast Essential Business Security Software - Apply commands across devices like scans, restarts, and more. Run commands automatically based on policy settings
Avast Essential Business Security Software - Generate and schedule easy-to-read, detailed activity reports

Features

Total features of Avast Essential Business Security: 19

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Application Security
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Security
  • IT Reporting
  • License Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Self Service Portal
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Virus Definition Update

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(77)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Tolu
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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Reviewed on 7/11/2021

I have used Avast business antivirus for over 2 years and am really impressed by it. There really...

I have used Avast business antivirus for over 2 years and am really impressed by it. There really isn't much to say about the software other than it does its job of keeping your system safe from viruses or malware. Doesn't trigger unnecessary warnings, cost-effective and you can also use it on your mobile phone.

Pros

Easy to install
Works in the background seamlessly
Doesn't consume system resources
Protects your data
Keeps you safe online from malware and viruses

Cons

Requires another subscription for safeline vpn.

Alternatives Considered

Norton AntiVirus and Trellix Endpoint Security

Reasons for Choosing Avast Essential Business Security

Needed something more cost-effective.

Switched From

Norton AntiVirus

Reasons for Switching to Avast Essential Business Security

Comes with a 30-day free trial Better solutions with more competitive pricing
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to see the status of your computers and it works well!

Reviewed on 1/4/2022

I have been very happy using this product for our business. I feel it is protecting my devices...

I have been very happy using this product for our business. I feel it is protecting my devices properly and we are secure!

Pros

This software provides a quick view of computers and if they are protected. Our company has many locations but I can control them all from one website. I get status reports if an agent (computer) hasn't contacted the main controller which will alert me that something might not be working correctly. I get timely status if a virus was detected and the appropriate action was taken (the file was put in quarantine or deleted). The program is easy to use. I especially like seeing the last time an agent connected with the main console. Other details about the computers are available, such as their operating system, IP address, and domain/workgroup name.

Cons

I have had a few occasions where the agent was not communicating completely and I needed to reinstall the agent. In those situations the program was still running, but it was not visible to the user which made it a little difficult to reinstall.

Paul
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A useful computer security management software!

Reviewed on 18/8/2022

I used ABA a while ago because it was convenient to use and contained a lot of solutions to fight...

I used ABA a while ago because it was convenient to use and contained a lot of solutions to fight online threats, such as ransomware and spyware. The software is not that expensive compared to other security applications which is one of my reasons for choosing it.

Pros

Avast business antivirus is easy to install, consumes few system resources, protects sensitive data and protects against malware. It works in the background without showing up, which is quite nice.

Cons

Avast business antivirus does not have a free built-in vpn and network performance is quickly sucked away by the software. In addition, the ads are unbearable even if you pay for the subscription!

Samantha
Overall rating
  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Too much ads and prompts, and gets quite misleading sometimes.

Reviewed on 26/1/2021

Overall it's still a great piece of software. Just that it's Cons have scared me away to use...

Overall it's still a great piece of software. Just that it's Cons have scared me away to use Kaspersky now.

Pros

Does not hog up CPU resources, to the point, and interface is relatively easy-to-use. It's got a whole bunch of features, but really the only one I like and use is the web antivirus. That's all it needs.

Cons

Sometimes quite misleading to tell me to opt into the Pro. It's got a prominent button to start a free trial for the paid software, but the "Free" icon is grey and put on the side so in the beginning I thought free option is not offered anymore.

Also, gives some false-positives sometimes. We build websites, and one of the websites we built for a client is always blocked by Avast. It's a false-positive.

Response from Avast

Hi Samantha,

Thank you for your suggestion.
To formally submit a new idea to our developers, please click the "+ Submit idea" button at the top right of our product board page here: https://portal.productboard.com/afb/1-avast-business-hub/tabs/1-roadmap/submit-idea.

Please reference the following article for tips on how to best address false positives: https://businesshelp.avast.com/Content/Products/General_Help/Whitelisting/SubmittingFalsePositives.htm?Highlight=false%20positives

Lisa
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

"Avast provides excellent coverage for our business!"

Reviewed on 9/6/2022

Avast Endpoint Security is one of the best endpoint security solutions available. To begin with, it...

Avast Endpoint Security is one of the best endpoint security solutions available. To begin with, it is convenient to operate and contains the best capabilities for combatting all forms of online threats, such as ransomware, spyware, and solid firewalls. It is inexpensive in comparison to certain other endpoint security applications. The application is continually revised, which assists in coping with all developing threats. Furthermore, its free edition has a plethora of functions and is adaptable to a variety of platforms. I highly suggest this application to anyone who needs to safeguard his or her devices since it is certain, reliable, and simple to use, requiring no expert experience.

Pros

Avast corporate antivirus application is the easiest endpoint protection package to set up; simply download and configure the application, enter your key, then you're good to go. As a result, it is less costly than competing endpoint security software. It also alerts us whenever there is a threat and takes good care of it. Therefore, if we are not present, it handles risks and then reports back to us on how it managed them. It's the simplest security software to incorporate; all one needs to do is set up the application, then input your password, and you're ready to go.

Cons

One major downside of this application has been that it lessens internet broadband speed since it keeps running in the meantime, which would have been a significant handicap for me. I dislike the lag that occurs when PCs are withdrawn from the connection. Often it takes much time for the system to be implemented, so I needed to look for material to assist me to expedite the process a little.

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Avast Essential Business Security FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Avast Essential Business Security.

Avast Essential Business Security offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$36.99/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Avast Business Antivirus is also offered across for $46.99/year and $56.99/year. A 30-day free trial is available.

Avast Essential Business Security has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

Avast Essential Business Security supports the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Avast Essential Business Security supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Avast Essential Business Security has

Avast Essential Business Security offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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