21 May 2021
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Avast launches new Business Hub platform for partners and businesses

By Ryan Morris-Reade

Avast has announced the official launch of its security platform Avast Business Hub for partners and businesses.

The platform is designed to streamline how Avast’s channel partners, managed security service providers, and business customers manage their cybersecurity solutions.

With growing remote workforces, increasing number of ransomware, phishing, supply chain and business email compromise attacks, and also expanding compliance needs, the risk that end-user devices within business networks face is higher than ever. Avast’s new platform aims to tackle these fast-growing threats.

The Business Hub consolidates a number of critical security and availability components for small and medium-sized businesses. It combines endpoint protection, patch management, backup and recovery, and remote access and support solutions into a security platform that enables organisations to manage and protect their devices, applications, data, and networks. 

“With technology rapidly adapting to support the extensive remote working required today, we are seeing additional cyber threats emerging,” says Avast Business VP of product, Filip Hlinka.

“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 of a kind platform that combines all the features and services that organisations need today”.
 
The new platform incorporates a centralised dashboard to monitor threats and set up alerts and notifications, and manage device and policy management tools, antivirus, patch management, and other services. 

It also includes a Master Agent to manage, schedule, and distribute updates to all endpoints in the network, and also real-time commands, which will apply instantly, or automated commands based on policy settings across devices like scans and restarts. Avast says the Hub will be constantly updated and built-upon with the new features regularly.

“Avast Business Hub includes Cloud Backup, a backup and recovery solution that safeguards businesses’ critical data and helps protect them from ransomware and avoid costly downtime,” says Hlinka.

“It ensures business continuity by protecting unlimited devices with an automated backup process that is easy to deploy and manage from anywhere, with no hardware requirements.”

The backup and recovery solution possesses unlimited data retention and version history, and allows users to define backup criteria and then schedule it as often as every hour, it has automatic encryption, which protects data during every stage of the backup and restore process. The service is centrally managed and deployed from the Avast Business Hub and is sold as a storage-based subscription in 100 GB increments.

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