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Avast Small Business Solutions

This Article Applies to:

  • Business Hub


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Mobile Protection has been removed from all Small Business Solutions subscriptions (Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security) due to low adoption. Therefore, the Hub will no longer offer any related management options. The mobile devices with the subscriptions activated are reverted to the free version.


Avast Small Business Solutions will provide greater value to our Business Hub customers with more available services at each level. Choose between Essential, Premium, and Ultimate Business Security to protect your business.

Upgrade paths

The Small Business Solutions products will replace the current purchase methods for Antivirus, Pro, and Pro Plus. Each level of Antivirus will receive a free upgrade to the small business solution version.

  • Avast Business AntivirusEssential Business Security (with Antivirus Pro components)
    • Recommended for MacOS users, because the additional services at the higher tiers are for Windows devices only
  • Avast Business Antivirus Pro → Premium Business Security (with Antivirus Pro Plus components, including VPN)
  • Avast BusinessAntivirus Pro Plus → Ultimate Business Security (with Antivirus Pro Plus components, including VPN and Patch Management)

While Patch Management is integrated at the highest tier, it is also available as an add-on service. Cloud Backup and Premium Remote Control are additional add-on services.

Small Business Solutions Overview

  Essential Business Security Premium Business Security Ultimate Business Security
Online Management Platform X X X
Device Protection X X X
Ransomware Shield X X X
Data Protection X X X
IT Support X X X
Identity Protection* X X X
Unlimited VPN*   X X
USB Protection~   X X
Patch Management*~ (available as add-on) (available as add-on) X
Cloud Backup*~ (available as add-on) (available as add-on) (available as add-on)
Premium Remote Control~ (available as add-on) (available as add-on) (available as add-on)

The asterisk (*) denotes components unavailable for macOS devices.

The tilde (~) denotes components available only via the Online Management Platform.

Online Management Platform

Business Hub makes it easy to manage all your devices and security services from one place — anytime, anywhere.

  • Main Features: intuitive dashboard, device and policy management, centralized alerts & notifications, real-time commands, Network Discovery & remote deployment, basic remote access and support tool

Device Protection

Avast Business’ award-winning Antivirus blocks dangerous websites, ensures files and emails are malware-free, prevents hackers from accessing your devices, and more.

  • Components: File Shield, Web Shield, Mail Shield, Behavior Shield, CyberCapture, Firewall, SmartScan, Sandbox, Network Inspector, Real Site, Rescue Disk, Security Browser Extension, Remote Access Shield

Ransomware Shield

Business Hub's Ransomware Shield scans for and automatically secures folders which may contain your personal data, thus protecting your files from being modified, deleted, or encrypted by ransomware attacks. You can fine-tune its activity by specifying the folders you want protected as well as the apps that should be allowed to interact with them.

Data Protection

Avast Business’ firewall and network inspection tools block attempted intrusions and prevent sensitive data from leaving your devices.

  • Components: Data Shredder, Exchange Server Protection, SharePoint Server Protection

Identity Protection

Prevent applications from accessing your webcam without your consent, and prevent applications and malware from viewing, changing, or deleting passwords stored in your internet browsers..

  • Components: Webcam Shield, Password Protection

Unlimited VPN

Give your employees privacy and security so they can keep devices safe, no matter where they are.

  • Components: Avast VPN

USB Protection

Prevent employees from using unauthorized removable storage devices including flash drives, external drives, memory cards, etc. Control and monitor USB ports to stop data theft, data loss, and malware infections.

  • Components: USB Protection

Patch Management

Automatically address vulnerabilities on your software and third-party applications to keep your business safe.

  • Main Features: flexible deployment schedules, customizable patches, comprehensive reporting, automatic scans, update agent capabilities

Antivirus Components by Product

  Essential Business Security Premium Business Security Ultimate Business Security
File Shield X X X
Web Shield X X X
Mail Shield X X X
Behavior Shield X X X
CyberCapture X X X
Firewall X X X
SmartScan X X X
Sandbox X X X
Network Inspector X X X
Real Site X X X
Rescue Disk X X X
Security Browser Extension X X X
Remote Access Shield X X X
Ransomware Shield X X X
Data Shredder X X X
Exchange Server Protection X X X
SharePoint Server Protection X X X
Webcam Shield X X X
Password Protection X X X
USB Protection   X X
Patch Management (full service)     X

Purchasing the Small Business Solutions

If you would like to start a trial first, see Quick Start: Small Business Solutions Overview and Trial Activation.

  1. For multi-tenant consoles, select the customer/site you would like to manage
  2. Navigate to the Subscriptions tab
  3. Click Compare options
  4. Review the differences between the tiers and, for the level you would like to purchase, click Choose and continue
  1. Enter the quantity of seats for your subscription (default is 10)
  2. Select whether you want the subscription to be valid for 1, 2, or 3 years
  3. Click Proceed to checkout
  4. Complete your purchase

Frequently Asked Questions