Avast has announced the official launch of Avast Business Hub, a security platform designed to streamline how Avast’s channel partners, managed security service providers (MSSPs), and business customers manage their cybersecurity solutions.
With growing remote workforces, increasing number of ransomware, phishing, supply chain and BEC (business email compromise) attacks, and expanding compliance needs, the platform aims to tackle these growing threats.
Avast Business Hub consolidates several critical security and availability capabilities for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It consolidates endpoint protection, patch management, backup and recovery, and remote access and support solutions into an integrated security platform that enables organisations to manage and protect their devices, applications, data, and networks. The platform combines cloud-based endpoint protection and network security solutions that are easy to deploy and manage, reducing overhead and cost while delivering on protection.
Filip Hlinka, VP of Product, Avast Business said, “with technology rapidly adapting to support the extensive remote working required today, we are seeing additional cyber threats emerging. Avast Business Hub has been built to allow businesses and IT service providers to streamline the way they manage their cybersecurity solutions. This is a one-in-a-kind platform which combines all the features and services that organisations need today.”
Avast Business Hub incorporates a centralised dashboard to monitor threats and set up alerts and notifications, and provision device and policy management tools, antivirus, patch management, and other services. Avast Business Hub also includes a Master Agent to manage, schedule and distribute updates to all endpoints in the network, and Real-time Commands, which instantly apply or can automate commands based on policy settings across devices like scans, restarts, and more. The Hub will be constantly updated and built-upon with the new features regularly.
Avast Business Hub also includes Cloud Backup, a backup and recovery solution that safeguards businesses’ critical data, helps protect them from ransomware and avoid costly downtime. It ensures business continuity by protecting an unlimited number of devices with an automated backup process that is easy to deploy and manage from anywhere, with no hardware requirements. The solution possesses unlimited data retention and version history, allows to precisely define the backup criteria and schedule it as often as every hour, and has automatic encryption, which protects data during every stage of the backup and restore processes. This service is centrally managed and deployed from the Avast Business Hub and is sold as a storage-based subscription in 100GB increments.