Business Security

Ohio school district teams up with Avast for Business

Business IT Research, 13 July 2015

Ohio school district teams up with Avast for Business

Avast teamed up with Chillicothe City School District in Ohio to provide free antivirus software to their schools.

The best defense is a good offense. The best defense is a good offense.

Educational institutions manage sensitive data including names, birthdays, and even social security numbers. That data needs to be secured to ensure sensitive student data remains confidential. Tyler Hisel is an IT technician the Chillicothe City School District in Ohio. Tyler recently started protecting his school with Avast for Business.

“We had AVG before switching to Avast and we really needed to simplify our security solution.”

Servicing an entire school district’s IT needs is a challenge. That’s why Tyler said he needed software with easy-to-use centralized management where he could monitor the district’s devices.

“Avast was cost saving and had lots of features that I was surprised came free,” said Tyler.

Tyler discovered Avast for Business by searching for free antivirus software for business. He explored all of the options and after considering the alternatives decided that Avast for Business was the best antivirus software for the district.

“All we wanted was a simple security solution that worked, and I knew we didn’t have to pay a fortune for it.”

Budget wasn’t the biggest factor in Tyler’s decision but he claimed that it was definitely important. There were other security solutions that fit most of Tyler’s qualifications but he says that Avast for Business’ nonexistent price tag and centralized management made it the clear choice. When asked if he would recommend Avast to others he replied saying, “We’ve told businesses in the area about it already!”

Tyler’s final thoughts on Avast for Business were simply this, “I’ve got to hand it to you, it’s really an impressive product and it being free just makes it better.”


 

Avast for Business is free for schools, small and medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations. Visit our Avast for Business website to learn more and sign up.