New avast! Program Update 8.0.1489 is Here
Shortly after program update 8.0.1488 released on 2nd of May, there is another one 8.0.1489…
It’s not just households which have an option to get great protection for free. Since November 2012 it’s also schools, universities, libraries, and other educational institutions in the United States which can get a free protection.
AVAST launched their ‘Free for Education’ program six months ago and it seems to have tremendous success. According to the press release AVAST is securing almost 2 million computers in over 1,400 schools in the United States. That’s roughly a 10% of all US students and by end of this year they are expecting to protect one third! Calculated to dollars it means AVAST saved $20 million for students.
Solution schools are using is called avast! Endpoint Protection Suite and normally it starts at $174.95 for 1 year and up to 5 devices. It includes endpoint protection, file server protection, and remote management. So everything you would typically need.
Check the map below to see which educational institutions are now using avast! for free:
avast! Protects 1,400 US schools which applied to Free for Education program (map)
Here’s feedback from few of the institutions using this program:
If you’re wondering how to apply to this program, visit the official page of the ‘Free for Education’ program and see if you’re meeting the participation requirements.
Source: Official avast! Press Release