Avast has been always protecting home users completely for free while the business customers had to pay. Usually it’s a standard market approach. But Avast decided to offer the free protection also for the small and medium companies, which now can use the brand new and free Avast for Business.

List of product features includes

  • Free Essential Antivirus protection (File Shield, Web Shield, Mail Shield)
  • HTTP and HTTPS Threat Scanning & Integrated Browser Protection
  • A Web-based management console that is accessible anywhere, anytime
  • Robust reporting and alerting engine
  • Cross-Platform Support including Windows and Mac OS X (mobile should be supported in the late 2015)

The biggest advantage is definitely the web-based console. Using the console you can install, update, scan, and monitor all your computers – no matter if it’s running on Windows or Mac OS X. Avast for Business is extremely easy to use and manage, even if your company doesn’t have an IT guy. See below the example of the web console.

Avast Free for Business – Web-based ConsoleAvast Free for Business – Web-based Console

You can run Avast for Business completely for free, on unlimited number of devices, or for unlimited number of admins. However there are some premium features you can get. List of paid features includes

  • Firewall – To protect you against hackers
  • SafeZone – For safe online shopping and banking transactions
  • Sandbox – For opening risky websites and applications in the safe virtual environment
  • Anti-spam – To keep your company inboxes free of spam and phising e-mails
  • Datashredder – For safe removal of the sensitive business data
  • Exchange and Sharepoint protection (server platform only)

All these premium features are included in the Avast Premium Business Security, starting from $2 / device / month.

To start using the free Avast for Business, you need to be registered to Avast Account.

Source: Official Avast Press Release

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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