Avast Ultimate Business Security Review
Sep 26, 2023

With 63% of cyber-attacks targeting small and mid-sized businesses, you need to be protected as a business.

Here at NZ Compare we have tens of thousands of Kiwis trusting us and our websites every single month.  In today's digital age, the security of sensitive personal and business data is absolutely paramount and here at NZ Compare, we understand the importance of safeguarding that information and ensuring all personal data and systems are protected against an ever-changing landscape of cyber threats.  With 63% of cyber-attacks targeting small and mid-sized businesses, you need to be protected as a business.

In charge of the tech team and all things data here at NZ Compare is Alex Grace.  Alex is an experienced CTO with a military grade paranoia about all thing’s digital security… and that's why he recently made the strategic decision to upgrade our company antivirus protection to Avast Ultimate Business Security.

Avast Ultimate Business Security is a product known for its robust security features and as a nation of Small Businesses we felt that our decision-making process was worth sharing with our fellow Kiwi business owners.

This blog post will delve into the key features of Avast Ultimate Business Security that led Alex to make this choice and explore the benefits they bring to our business.

Online management platform 

One of the standout features of Avast Ultimate Business Security is its Online Management Platform.  This feature lets you manage your devices, Avast security services, and their subscriptions from your web browser - anytime, anywhere.
Benefits: One centralized platform to manage multiple devices and prevent multiple threats. Check out the video for an explainer. 

Next-gen Endpoint Protection

Avast Ultimate Business Security excels at identifying and blocking viruses. It offers award-winning next-gen antivirus with multiple layers of protection which helps secure your Windows PC, Mac, and Windows Server against infections from malicious files, emails, and websites.
Benefits: Reduced risk of data loss, minimized downtime, and protection against financial losses due to cyberattacks.

Ransomware & On-device Data Breach Protection

Avast Ultimate Business Security will protect your business and customer data from ransomware encryption, theft, or leakage with Firewall, Ransomware Shield, Remote Access Shield, and network discovery tools.
Benefits: Like the Endpoint Protection, this feature reduces risk of data loss and protects against financial losses due to cyberattacks.

Password Protection, Fake Website and Phishing Protection

Avast offers a solution to that long known password problem! Password Protection helps safeguard your employees’ login information stored in web browsers from being stolen and misused. Additionally, Real Site supports safer web browsing and banking by helping you avoid fake websites that steal login credentials or credit card information.
Benefits: Safer web browsing, reduced exposure to phishing attempts, and a more secure online experience for our employees.

USB Protection 

This is one for the senior management.  This feature helps us prevent employees from using unauthorized removable storage devices, including flash drives, external drives, and memory cards to avoid data theft, data loss, and malware infections.
Benefits: Enhanced document security, protection of confidential information, and compliance with data privacy regulations.

VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Online Privacy on Public Wi-Fi

With the rise of remote work, having a secure and reliable VPN is essential. Avast Ultimate Business Security offers VPN capabilities that encrypt our internet connection, making it nearly impossible for cybercriminals to intercept data during transmission. This keeps our remote employees' communications and data secure. Built-in personal VPN with no data limits makes them private when using public Wi-Fi networks.
Benefits: Secure remote access, protection of sensitive data during transmission, and peace of mind when working from various locations.

When asked about the transition to Avast Ultimate Business Security, Alex responded; “The change in antivirus protection was driven by a commitment to fortify our business's digital defenses. The advanced firewall protection, virus and malware blocking, webcam protection, secure browser, document protection, VPN, and information breach monitoring offered by Avast Ultimate Business Security ensure that our business remains resilient in the face of evolving cybersecurity threats. We believe that investing in top-tier security solutions is essential to our ongoing success and the trust of our valued customers.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.  Avast is an AWESOME product and we are genuinely impressed with every aspect, from ease of install to the lack of disruption to the team and our customers. 

With Avast Ultimate Business Security, we're not just protecting our business; we're safeguarding our future. We strongly encourage other businesses to consider Avast Ultimate Business Security when evaluating their own antivirus protection needs.  You get a truckload of amazing features and benefits, at a great price, and together, we can create a safer digital environment for all.

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