Business Security

Avast Business: Bye-bye basic antivirus, hello superior protection

Arne Uppheim, 3 August 2018

All Avast for Business Basic Antivirus users need to upgrade by October 15, 2018.

In the world of cybersecurity and malware, what was cutting-edge yesterday is old hat tomorrow, which is why we never rest. We’re focused on staying ahead of the bad guys. We issue updates, upgrades, and patches regularly to keep you fully protected by the best there is. Our latest update in business security is a major one — we are phasing out Avast for Business Basic Antivirus and Endpoint Protection/Premium products.

As of October 15, 2018, Avast will no longer provide license renewals, sales support, product development, technical support, or virus signature updates for these products. Our Basic Antivirus users will need to upgrade to one of the following Avast Business products to continue to receive ongoing security updates beyond that date: Avast Business Antivirus, Avast Business Antivirus Pro, or Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus.

Our loyal Avast for Business customers are eligible for a substantial savings on their upgrade, some up to 50% off and some even free of charge.

Here is a breakdown of the security tools featured in each suite:

 

Avast for Business Basic Antivirus

Avast Business Antivirus

Avast Business Antivirus Pro

Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus

Centralized management console

Device management

Antivirus & anti-malware for workstations

Behavior Shield

Email Shield

 

File Shield

 

Web Shield

 

CyberCapture

 

Firewall

 

Antispam

 

SmartScan

 

Sandbox

 

Wifi Inspector

 

Real Site

 

Rescue Disk

 

Security Browser Extension

 

Software Updater

   

Data Shredder

   

Exchange Server Protection

   

SharePoint Server Protection

   

Passwords

     

SecureLine VPN

Add-on

   

Browser Cleanup

     

Webcam Shield

     

How to Upgrade

To see your upgrade offer, log in to your Avast for Business Cloud Management console and click Upgrade in the top menu.

Pay-as-you-go customers

  1. Look over the software suites and any applicable discounts you may have.

  2. Copy your coupon code, if you have one.

  3. Pick the product you wish to upgrade to by clicking the Buy Now button.

  4. You will be taken to the Avast shopping cart where you can enter your coupon code and purchase your selected product. (This will open in a separate tab)

  5. You will be provided with a new license number after your transaction has been completed.

  6. Go back to the Licenses section in your Avast for Business Management Console.

  7. Click on Activate, paste in your new Avast license number, and confirm.

  8. You will be automatically upgraded to our new Avast Business Management Console along with all of your devices. This upgrade is silent and no action is required from your users.

Pre-paid customers

  1. In September 2018, we will send you an email with dates informing you when the automatic migration to Avast Business products will occur.

  2. During the proposed migration date range, you and all devices under your management will be automatically upgraded to our new Avast Business Management Console. No action is required from your users.

We look forward to seeing everyone upgraded. Today’s cyberthreats require stronger, smarter defenses, and our suite of Avast Business products will keep you and your customers safe and secure. Update at your earliest convenience and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with being protected by one of the largest and most sophisticated cybersecurity networks on the planet.