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New Avast Business Products earn ‘Approved Product’ Award from AV-Comparatives

Written by Greg Mosher | 27 October 2017

We’re proud to share that our new Avast Business products were just recognized as Approved Business Products by independent security testing organization AV-Comparatives. In its recent 2017 business software review, AV-Comparatives evaluated a range of managed security products for companies with Microsoft Windows networks and tested the Avast Pro Plus Antivirus solution and new on-premise and cloud-based Management Console. 

Praised as an exceptional fit for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), both products met this high industry standard with flying colors.

As part of the certification of business security products, AV-Comparatives performs a real-world protection test using its real-world testing framework and requires products to meet at least a 90% protection rate with no false positives. According to AV-Comparatives, its real-world protection test is among the most comprehensive and complex test available for evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software, replicating scenarios of everyday users in typical online environments.

Here are a few highlights from the AV-Comparatives evaluation:

“We found the Pro Plus Antivirus software is familiar and easy to use.”

“The well-designed management console makes essential functions very easy to find and navigate with all the important functions very straightforward to find and use.”

“The console can be navigated very easily using the menu panel on the left-hand side.”

“We were impressed at how fast the console updated to show changes made on the client, and vice versa.”

“In our test, we found that the status display responded very quickly – within a few seconds – if for example, protection was switched on or off.”

Our goal is and has been to ensure SMBs are protected and channel partners have the tools and platforms to assess, secure, monitor and recover business environments. Our Approved Business Product certification is another proof point that we’re on the right track.

These new Avast Business products offer customized and simplified options for any type of small and mid-sized business—from the SOHO who needs safe WiFi or a VPN when on the road, to a specialty company that simply needs dependable antivirus. We have also integrated Pro Plus right into our managed services platforms, Managed Workplace and CloudCare. This is all powered by our combined Avast-AVG global threat detection network with a global footprint of 400 million endpoints feeding new insights and data on emerging threats in real-time. And that’s powerful protection for secure computing.

Do check out all of these products at https://www.avast.com/business-antivirus-pro-plus or better still, sign up for a free trial today. More information about the AV-Comparatives business security test and review can be found here.