Data security is more important than ever, with the risk of attack and data loss being a real and harsh reality that companies need to face. Avast Business has created an all-in-one protection solution for businesses, enterprises, and organizations and now offers three products that work together seamlessly: Avast Business Antivirus, Avast Business Cloud Backup, and Avast Business Patch Management.
It is a fact that all data is vulnerable, whether to hardware failure, human error, or a lack of cybersecurity. On average, only 5% of businesses have accurate data protection1, while ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks are rapidly rising.
Additionally, as the remote workforce grows, organizations face a significantly increased risk of security breaches and exposure. Some estimates suggest that remote workers are responsible for around 20% of security breaches2, directly or indirectly.
In this article, you will learn about Avast Business solutions to help you find the right protection.
Avast Business Antivirus
Antivirus programs are your business’s first line of defense against cyberattacks, and it’s a critical one. Cybercriminals aren’t slowing down, creating over 300,000 new pieces of malware every day3. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a business is likely affected by a ransomware attack every 11 seconds4. In March 2021 alone, almost 21 million records were accessed through data breaches.
In short, without a robust, capable antivirus and security solution, your business could lose millions of dollars.
Avast Business Antivirus offers business advanced security protection against the sophisticated cyber threats organizations face today. Business Antivirus is an award-winning, full-featured solution that can analyze any suspicious data and immediately block malicious files, dangerous websites, unauthorized connections, and other digital threats.
Avast Business Antivirus also includes CyberCapture, an advanced quarantining technology that captures suspicious files for analysis in a safe environment. The machine-learning engine continually evaluates data streams from 400+ million global users, making the system capable of identifying potential future risks and helping Avast build better, more robust solutions.
Other features include:
- File Shield scans all downloaded files.
- Web Shield identifies dangerous websites and prevents connections to unsafe URLs.
- Mail Shield inspects emails for malware.
- Behavior Shield searches for and identifies suspicious behavior in programs.
- Firewall monitors all traffic between devices and the web at large.
- SmartScan to find malware, outdated applications, and unsafe settings.
- Safe Sandbox environment to isolate potentially dangerous files
- Security Browser Extension.
The Avast Business Antivirus solution ensures that your data and devices remain protected and secure from risks and cyberattacks. While this solution is a must for every business, there are two other products you should look at for extra security: Cloud Backup and Patch Management.
Avast Business Cloud Backup
Avast Business Cloud Backup keeps data secure through device protection and automated backups. The system is easy to manage, allowing users to set up backup schedules while managing all data and processes from a single dashboard.
The system protects from ransomware, using AES-256 encryption to safeguard business data, files, and folders. Other features include:
- Selectable and highly customizable backups.
- Minimal impact on internet speed.
- Simple, one-click deployment.
- Automatic encryption of files in storage and during transfer.
- Cloud storage that’s accessible from anywhere.
- Comprehensive and insightful reports.
- File versioning.
- Remote data restoration.
Most importantly, the entire solution is cloud-based, and there’s no need to install additional hardware systems to support the software.
Avast Business Patch Management
Many businesses consider software patches necessary evils. It takes time to ensure that these updates are downloaded and installed, and frequent patches can disrupt operations. However, these patches are vital and often contain security improvements to prevent hackers from accessing your data and systems.
Avast Business Patch Management simplifies this process, taking out the guesswork by identifying critical vulnerabilities and allowing for system-wide patch deployment from a central dashboard. It’s as simple as scanning the devices, deploying the patches, and reviewing the status to ensure the updates are executed successfully.
Avast Patch Management can save businesses time and money through this automated process while mitigating risk and closing vulnerabilities. The software can also patch third-party applications from hundreds of popular vendors, including Oracle, Adobe, and others.
Other features include:
- Flexible and automated deployment schedules.
- An intuitive and easy-to-use centralized dashboard.
- Customizable patches and exclusions.
- Master agent capabilities for seamless distribution.
- Comprehensive reporting and scan results.
- Automated scans every 24 hours.
- Limit updates to approved patches only.
- Roll back patches in case of instability or errors.
By keeping your software patched and up to date, you can reduce the risk of cyber attackers finding and exploiting vulnerabilities within your systems.
If you want to protect your business against cyberattacks and criminals, Avast Business is the pinnacle of digital security. Business Antivirus protects your data from outside breaches, while Cloud Backup stores files safely and remotely. Finally, Patch Management ensures that your software is always updated to avoid unnecessary risks.
To protect your data, clients, and business, you can also choose Avast Business Antivirus Pro that supports advanced features such as server protection.