More freedom, less hassle, greater protection
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 19, 2011 – AVAST Software has launched avast! Business Protection, its comprehensive IT security software for small and medium-sized businesses. avast! Business Protection uses the award-winning 7.0 antivirus engine and includes a new browser-based central management console, giving IT administrators and service providers the ability to remotely manage protected desktops and servers in their network via the internet.
From start to finish, installing avast! Business Protection takes less than half of the clicks demanded by other major competitors. Well-designed default settings and the ability to inherit configurations from the previous system combine to make installation easy. Once fully installed, avast! Business Protection still takes a quarter less computing resources than most of the competition.
“AVAST is about freedom,” said Vince Steckler, CEO of AVAST Software. “With avast! Business Protection, we are providing the comprehensive network and endpoint security that businesses need in a package that is simple enough for people who are not IT experts to freely operate.“
“Business users get avast!’s proven detection ability together with the look and feel of our consumer AV products,“ said Mr. Steckler. “Organizations are spending too much time and too many resources to keep their antivirus protection functioning. They should be able to focus on their core activities and not have to micromanage their antivirus application.”
avast! Business Protection comes in two variants. avast! Business Protection includes all of the previously mentioned console and security features. avast! Business Protection Plus has the additional features of the Silent Firewall and Antispam filter to defend against intrusions and keep fraudulent emails out of employee mailboxes. Available from AVAST’s global network of resellers and AVAST’s own online shop.
1. On 8 April 2014, Microsoft stops support for Internet Explorer browsers running on Windows XP. This will put your computer and data, such as credit card and online banking details, at greater risk to hackers and malware.
2. Several browser alternatives exist, but we at AVAST use and recommend Chrome, as we find it to be the most-secure option available.