You probably have heard of AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Internet Security, Avast Anti-Virus and Avast Internet Security which are one of the world’s leading Anti-Virus software programs.
In 2017 Avast purchased AVG and combined their products in to Avast Cloudcare that offers complete protection for your home or business computers that provides all of the standard protection you expect from a traditional Antivirus Program plus optional extra services such as Cloud Backup, Content Filtering and Anti-Spam.
Instead of a program that you install and then forget about until it’s time to renew, Avast Cloudcare can be purchased for one or a two year subscription and is “Fully Managed” by the Next Century Support.
Fully Managed means that if your Anti-Virus program stops working, is not updating or detects a serious malware or virus threat on your devices, Next Century Support as your Avast partner will be informed of the threat and will endeavor to get in touch with you to warn you of the situation (in case you had not noticed it yourself).
If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked.
Avast CloudCare Features
Award-winning antivirus protection detects, blocks, and removes viruses and malware from your company’s PCs and servers. And like all of our cloud services, there are no license numbers to keep up with. Try it free for 30 days, and when you are ready to buy, simply choose your subscription: 12 Months or 24 months.
How does this benefit you?
Protects while browsing
Works with any web browser to check files before they’re downloaded and to scan URLs to protect your employees while searching, shopping, and banking online.
Verifies links before you click
Actively checks web links before it’s clicked to prevent your employees from visiting malicious websites. Also provides automatic, real-time scans of any links exchanged on Facebook®, Twitter®, or Skype®.
Our firewall works on both wired and wireless networks to protect your company’s data and prevent malware from taking over your PCs. With inbound and outbound port and application protection, your business is always protected.
Scans without distractions
Avast Smart Scanning reduces distractions. Scans run only when your employees are not using their PCs, and switch to low-priority mode while they’re working.
If your employees shop online, we’ll warn them when we detect any potentially dangerous software trying to steal their passwords or credit card numbers.
Phishing and other threats rely on email as the primary attack method. Anti-spam keeps all the spam and suspicious emails out of your inbox.
Manage distracting websites with a single click to keep your employees focused on business-related tasks no matter where they may be. And like all of our cloud services, there are no license numbers to keep up with.
Try it free for 30 days, and when you are ready to buy, simply choose your subscription: monthly, yearly, or 24 months.
How does this benefit you?
Automatic website blocking
Automatically blocks sites by category and sorts more than 60 million sites into subgroups for increased granularity. You can set flexible Block/Warn Only/Allow privileges for employee access.
Your IT provider can stay on top of things by receiving instant email alerts whenever there’s an issue.
Allow employees to access specific websites at specific times. For example, you can give your employees access to Facebook® during their lunch break, but block access for the rest of their workday.
Gives you real-time information about employees’ Internet use. Easily view PC names, logged-in users, IP addresses, URLs, actions taken (e.g., if an employee was blocked, warned, or allowed), and the number of times someone tried to access a site.
Ensure your business data is protected against the unexpected.
Avast Online Backup runs in the background, scheduled to your requirements and providing peace of mind against data loss.
Should the worst happen and data become lost or corrupted, data can be restored quickly and easily from a single file to a whole directory. Integrated alerts enable your IT Partner to pro-actively ensure your data across your network is backed up, while periodic reports are available to keep you informed without the hassle of day-to day management.
Try it free for 30 days, and when you are ready to buy, simply choose your monthly subscription.
How does this benefit you?
Protect what’s important
It is common that not all data on devices is business critical. Avast Online Backup provides Customizable backup policies that enable you to choose specific folders and/or file types to protect (such as PDFs) or ignore (such as MP3s).
Data is secured using three-tier encryption in transit and at rest, providing peace of mind for your customers that their data will not be compromised at any stage of the backup or restore process. Data Centers are ISO9001 and ISO 27001 certified and, when used with Avast AntiVirus, files are scanned for malware before compression and storage.
Restore and backup anytime
Backup schedules from hourly to monthly can be set per device in accordance with your requirements and will run so long as the device is connected to the internet. Your IT Partner can quickly restore files and folders to your devices or an alternative location should they become lost or corrupt.
Pay as you go
Storage is charged in 25Gb ’units’ and charges only apply to the number of units used. This removes the need to pre-estimate the amount of storage required in advance. So if, for example you have 25 laptops with 1Gb of important data each, you could protect them all with only one unit of storage. No maintenance fees ensure that costs are easy to understand and budget for.
What does Avast Online Backup offer?
Backups run to suit your needs
Schedule automated backups by device or group to run hourly, daily, weekly or monthly with the ability to vary the times backups take place in accordance with your requirements.
Use pre-defined template policies or have them customized according to requirements. Options include the selection of file types to back up (e.g. ignore MP3 files), maximum and minimum file sizes and exclusion of specific folders from the backup policy.
Protect your servers with ShadowProtect®
Image and back up servers to protect against data corruption, outages or hardware failures. Take incremental backups periodically from every 15 minutes. Ideally suited for large files such as databases and Exchange servers.
Choose you backup location
Backup devices in the cloud or to local storage. Choose the most appropriate location to ensure requirements are met per user and per device.
Storage is charged in 25Gb ‘units’ and you only pay for the units you use removing the need for you to estimate the volume required in advance.
Receive periodic reports including stored data usage, individual device usage, backup schedules, history and much more.
Restore files quickly
Should the worst happen and data be lost, files can be quickly restored via as and when they are needed.
Malware can redirect you away from your intended destination, such as your bank’s website, to a fake site that looks just like the real thing. Real Site stops malware in its tracks by encrypting the traffic between an Avast-protected device and our DNS server.
This new feature scans networks for vulnerable devices and compromising services then allows your customers to address any security issues reported by providing step-by-step remediation instructions.
SmartScan combines scans for viruses, software updates, network problems, new features and performance issues into a single click.
Helps you to create a bootable version of your Avast installation. This way, if your customers PC becomes so infected that it can’t even run properly, you can clean reboot and restore functionality.
When you’re not sure about a given file or application, run it safely in a virtual space isolated from the rest of your PC.
Now there’s no risk of stolen data or corrupted software. Easily run individual files with just a click, and continue to run them for as long as you see fit.
Any changes made by the executable are not saved once the Sandbox is closed.
Out of date software and applications represents serious vulnerabilities to a PC and the network. Software Updater lists all the out-of-date programs and applications on the device and allows you to update them with a single, convenient click.
Even deleting a file doesn’t remove it for good. Data Shredder encrypts deleted data so even if it’s recovered, no one can extract anything from your files.
Password Manager makes passwords easier to manage and keep users safe.
All passwords are stored securely and shared across devices locked behind a master password. The accompanying browser add-on can auto-fill web forms when using protected accounts.