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Avast Launches Small Office, Home Office Cybersecurity for 10 Devices or Fewer

Avast has launched Avast Business Small Office Protection, which is designed to secure up to 10 business devices that run Apple macOS and iOS, Microsoft Windows, and/or Google Android. The platform is positioned for entrepreneurs and home offices, according to Avast.

The cybersecurity software company did not say whether Avast Business Small Office Protection will be available via MSPs and resellers, or small office-focused managed security services providers (MSSPs). It sounds like this is a direct-to-market offer. Avast said:

"Avast Business Small Office Protection does not require expert IT skills for installation and operation. Installation is simple and quick, and no further management or maintenance is required – perfect for the time-pressured small business owner."

The cybersecurity suite surfaces amid the coronavirus economy -- which has triggered surging sales of PCs and tablets that are used in home offices and remote locations.  MSPs are racing to secure customers' home office systems, which hackers are increasingly targeting.

Avast SOHO Cybersecurity: What's Included

Avast Business Small Office Protection includes the following features and capabilities.

  • For PC and Apple Mac devices users, the service offers ransomware, email and data protection capabilities. Remote access protection, for Windows, also is supported.
  • For Apple iOS and Google Android users, the service features WiFi, password and virtual private network management capabilities.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.