With cyberattacks through the roof, endpoint protection is more important than ever

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Since the start of the pandemic, businesses worldwide have had to contend with both a steep rise in attack volume and an ever-changing threat landscape.

To shield your organization from the full roster of threats - including malware, ransomware and email-based attacks - you’ll need to arm yourself with a leading endpoint protection service from a top provider, such as Avast.

But settling on the right solution for your specific business can be tricky. So, here are the considerations you’ll need to take into account when choosing an antivirus service to keep you and your co-workers safe.


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Selecting the right antivirus software

Even the most basic antivirus software should fulfil a few core criteria that will help keep devices safe. This is especially true in the context of the remote working explosion, which has seen a greater number of employees operating outside of the corporate perimeter than ever before.

Avast Business Antivirus, for example, automatically scans devices and identifies threats as they appear, and also checks over all programs before launch to ensure they don’t harbor any malicious content. Think of it as an all-important health check-up that nips any issues in the bud before they can cause damage.

The service also allows you to manage all endpoints via a user-friendly console, from which you can schedule tasks, manage threat reports and more.

Avast Business Antivirus Pro, meanwhile, expands upon the basic offering with additional server-specific protections. It filters out emails containing dangerous attachments and suspect links, and scans all files uploaded to and downloaded from your servers.


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The most advanced protection

Today, it’s not a matter of if your business will incur a cyberattack or data breach, but rather when. Suffering attacks is inevitable, so it’s all about your ability to respond to a threat when one rears its head.

For those looking for the most comprehensive protection available, Avast is offering a generous 35% discount (exclusive to TechRadar Pro) on its most advanced service, Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus.

This premium package pulls out all the stops, including all-important VPN, password protection, webcam shield, data shredder and browser cleanup features.

With these facilities, workers can execute tasks safe in the knowledge they remain secure when browsing the web, speaking to colleagues over video conference and handling confidential files.

For additional protection, it’s also recommended you use the Avast Patch Management tool, which allows users to deploy all the latest updates via a simple, centralized dashboard. Keeping on top of patching is one crucial way to minimize the risk of attack, so this is a no-brainer.

It’s worth noting that all Avast products are available as standalone offerings, ideal for up to ten devices, or as part of a management console (the best option for 10+ devices) that gives you an easy way to oversee a large number of devices.

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