Avast Essential Business Security

Avast Essential Business Security

The essential online protection you can’t go without

Protect your business against viruses, ransomware, spyware, zero-second threats,
Wi-Fi network vulnerabilities, and more

Device Security Safeguard your employees’ devices, no matter their location or online activities, with our top-rated device protection solutions. We defend against hazardous websites, ensure files and emails are free of malware, deter unauthorized device access, and more.

Data Security Protect your business, customer, and personal data with Avast’s robust data protection. Our advanced firewall and network inspection tools thwart hacker intrusion attempts and prevent sensitive information leakage from your employees’ computers.

Avast Essential Business Security is a comprehensive security solution designed to protect businesses from a wide range of digital threats. This all-in-one package is tailored to meet the cybersecurity needs of small and medium-sized businesses, ensuring their data, devices, and networks remain secure. Key features of Avast Essential Business Security include:

  1. Antivirus Protection: Avast’s award-winning antivirus engine safeguards your business against viruses, malware, ransomware, and other threats, while providing real-time protection for all devices on your network.

  2. Firewall: Avast Essential Business Security includes a robust firewall that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic, preventing unauthorized access and potential attacks from hackers.

  3. Email Security: The solution scans incoming and outgoing emails for harmful content like viruses, ensuring that your email communication remains safe and secure.

  4. File Security: Real-time file scanning checks programs and files on your devices for malicious threats before they can be opened, executed, altered, or saved, providing an additional layer of security.

  5. Behaviour Shield: This feature monitors all processes on your devices in real-time for suspicious behavior that may indicate the presence of malicious code, offering proactive protection against emerging threats.

  6. Management Options: Avast Essential Business Security provides flexibility with management options. You can opt for unmanaged (individual installation) or use the online management platform, Avast Business Hub, to set up, deploy, and manage protection from a centralized location.

  7. Regular Updates: Avast continuously updates its virus definitions and software to ensure your business stays protected against the latest threats.

By implementing Avast Essential Business Security, businesses can maintain a strong security posture and minimize the risk of cyberattacks, allowing them to focus on their core operations without worrying about digital threats.

File Shield

Our cutting-edge file security solution scans programs and files on your PC in real-time, checking for malicious threats before they can be opened, executed, altered, or saved. If malware is identified, File Shield intervenes to safeguard your computer from infection.

Web Shield

Scans data that is transferred when you browse the internet in real-time to prevent malware, such as malicious scripts, from being downloaded and run on your PC.

Mail Shield

Actively scan incoming and outgoing emails for harmful content like viruses using our advanced email security solution. This protection is tailored for email clients like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. For web-based email accessed through a browser, Avast shields offer comprehensive protection for your PC.

Behavior Shield

Continuously observe all processes on your PC for signs of malicious activity that could suggest the existence of harmful code. Behaviour Shield identifies and neutralizes suspicious files by analyzing their resemblance to known threats, providing protection even before they are added to the virus definitions database.

Wifi Inspector

Scans your network for vulnerabilities and identifies potential security issues that open the door to threats. This feature checks the status of your network, devices connected to the network, and router settings. Wi-Fi Inspector helps you secure your network to prevent attackers.

Rescue Disk

Enables you to scan your PC when your system is not running. If you suspect your PC is infected with malware and all other antivirus scans were unable to resolve the issue, you can use Rescue Disk.

Security Browser Extension

Scans sites for authenticity and blocks malicious ads

Cyber Capture

Detects and analyzes rare, suspicious files. If you attempt to run such a file, CyberCapture locks the file from your PC and sends it to the Avast Threat Lab where it is analyzed in a safe, virtual environment.


Monitors all network traffic between your PC and the outside world to protect you from unauthorized communication and intrusions. Firewall can prevent sensitive data from leaving your PC and can block attempted intrusions by hackers


Scans for malware, outdated applications, unsafe settings, and suspicious add-ons.


Allows you to browse the web or run an application in a completely isolated, safe environment. When you run an application in Sandbox, your activity and web content is contained, which prevents damage to your PC.

Remote Access Shield

Prevents Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exploits and brute-force attacks by allowing you to choose who can remotely access your computer and block unwanted connections.

Data Shredder

Allows you to irreversibly erase your files or drives so that there is no way for anyone to restore and misuse your data.

Exchange Server Protection

Scans and filters emails at the Exchange server level – stopping potential attacks before they spread to the network.

SharePoint Server Protection

Checks all files uploaded onto shared storage to ensure malware cannot compromise data.

Flexible device management 

Choose the management option that works best for your business.

  1. Unmanaged (Individual Installation): Perfect for small offices without the need for management capabilities. Users can customize device settings and have full control over their data.
  2. Online Management Platform: The Avast Business Hub lets you effortlessly set up and deploy protection, monitor devices, manage subscriptions, and more, all from a single location—accessible anytime, anywhere. *Note: On-premise management is unavailable.

Business Hub (online management platform) features:

  Intuitive dashboard
• Comprehensive reporting
• Device and policy management
• Centralized alerts & notifications
• Real-time commands
• Network Discovery & remote deployment
• Basic Remote Access and support tool

Integrated Services (available as add-ons in the Business Hub)

• Patch Management
• Premium Remote Control
• Cloud Backup
• Web Control (coming in 2022!

Three Avast Business Solutions to choose from

Avast Essential Business Security

Avast Premium Business Security

Avast Ultimate Business Security

Multi-layered protection against cyberattacks

From cyberattacks such as ransomware to malware and other cyberthreats, Avast’s antivirus software features 7 layers of deep protection. Combing artificial intelligence, behaviour-based machine learning, and cloud threat analysis, Avast helps to keep you safe from cyberthreats with real-time protection. 

Avosec have been the leading Avast distribution partner since 2002

When it comes to partnerships experience and customer service, value-add knowledge plays a big part.

With a wealth of first-hand experience and knowledge of Avast Business antivirus solutions for SME we know the products inside-out and are able to provide you with an exceptional level of support. As the only Avast partner in Europe who can deliver 2nd and 3rd line Avast support, as well as Avast SOC to you and your customers, Avosec will help to keep your business protected. 

As the UK’s most experienced Avast distributor our product knowledge is rivalled only by the vendor and our dedicated team are always on hand to provide you with the support and guidance you need. From product support and help choosing the right business antivirus solution through to technical support, the team at Avosec have you covered.