Avast Small Business Solutions vs. Bitdefender GravityZone

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast Small Business Solutions
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Avast offers their business class antivirus application, simply Avast Business Antivirus, which the vendor boasts as having a 100% malware detection rate and a centralized management platform to monitor threats network-wide across all connected endpoints, in editions for Windows, MacOS, and Windows Server.
$26.67
per year
Bitdefender GravityZone
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Bitdefender GravityZone combines multiple security services into a single platform to reduce the cost of building a trusted environment for endpoints.N/A
Pricing
Avast Small Business SolutionsBitdefender GravityZone
Editions & Modules
Avast Essential Business Security
$29.67
per year per seat
Avast Essential Business Security
$29.67
per year per seat
Avast Premium Business Security
$37.40
per year per seat
Avast Premium Business Security
$37.40
per year per seat
Avast Ultimate Business Security
$45.42
per year per seat
Avast Ultimate Business Security
$45.42
per year per seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avast Small Business SolutionsBitdefender GravityZone
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Avast Small Business SolutionsBitdefender GravityZone
Considered Both Products
Avast Small Business Solutions
Chose Avast Small Business Solutions
Let's put it this way: Avast is a platform that has matured over the years. I'm quite impressed with how far they've come from being just a spyware scanner to a full-blown endpoint security firm. I'm doubly impressed by the way they handled the conversion after they purchased …
Bitdefender GravityZone
Chose Bitdefender GravityZone
We have looked at Kaspersky several times but have always decided the client to heavy and management was cumbersome at best. We used Avast Business Antivirus for about 5 years primarily because it was free for education and we had ESET before that. Overall Bitdefender is easier …
Chose Bitdefender GravityZone
We had more problems with the configuration portion of these other options. With Bitdefender it's very easy.
Chose Bitdefender GravityZone
BitDefender is superior to both of these products in my opinion in performance and ease of use/management.
Chose Bitdefender GravityZone
I have experience with AVG, McAfee, and Avast products. All are good, but Bitdefender is better. Bitdefender has caused no user downtime or user complaints in two years. Not so with the others. With AVG, there were issues with users not understanding what was happening with …
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Features
Avast Small Business SolutionsBitdefender GravityZone
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avast Small Business Solutions
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Ratings
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.6
58 Ratings
2% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings9.054 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.854 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings8.258 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings6.237 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.753 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings7.552 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.858 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Small Business SolutionsBitdefender GravityZone
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(16 ratings)
8.8
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.6
(54 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Small Business SolutionsBitdefender GravityZone
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
If a company is in
need of an anti-virus that would help them in saving their data against all
kinds of virus attacks then Avast is just a witty option. The utilization of
cyberspace is inevitable and it is necessary to make it secure and Avast is a
good option. There can be multiple powerful antivirus tools but the price of it
is highly suitable and is the cheapest among its competitors.
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Bitdefender
It just works. I have seen multiple viruses and malware get past other antivirus software like TrendMicro, Webroot, and Kaspersky. Bitdefender GravityZone always catches what others miss. It has a very light footprint when it comes to system resources. The centralized management console is nice, but I prefer the console before they redesigned the UI.
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Pros
Avast Software
  • Avast Business Antivirus does particularly well detecting any threads in real time in order to it's live scanner that's constantly detecting any changes in your system.
  • Avast Business Antivirus is very good with your system resources saving you time when you are on demanding tasks that can make your system slow.
  • Avast Business Antivirus is amazing keeping constantly updated with latest virus and threads definitions that can harm your system keeping it secure all the time.
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Bitdefender
  • Once installed, Bitdefender [GravityZone] runs silently in the background with little to no need for user interaction.
  • The cloud-based console provides for easy computer management and deployment.
  • Bitdefender [GravityZone] is extremely flexible, with a policy-based system wherein different profiles can be created (i.e. a policy to deactivate the firewall, a policy to allow for admin control on a machine, etc.) and pushed out to individual computers.
  • Computers can be grouped into different categories, with different policies automatically deployed to each category.
  • Bitdefender [GravityZone] is relatively resource-light and runs well even on lower-end computers.
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Cons
Avast Software
  • Alerts - these are handy for sure, but some alerts, when turned on, can flood your Inbox. I'd like to see a more granular approach that sets limits on how many times an alert will be delivered.
  • Fingerprint access on the mobile app would be awesome.
  • Aside from that, some of the menu paths are not straightforward. Like the install client creation can only be done from the dashboard (to my knowledge) when it should be done from the policy and/or device pages. Make the interface a little more intuitive.
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Bitdefender
  • Who do I ask? This is my chief complaint is once the initial licenses were purchased through Bit Defender, there was no one to contact that could help navigate some of the initial questions I had with regard to specific policies to implement for our file server. The parent web site is, well, hard to navigate when one is trying to "learn" the system.
  • The second issue is in increasing the licenses. It took several days for the parent company (by contact and phone) to inform me that they could not increase the licenses and I would have to go through a private vendor. There was no intent to connect me to a vendor or provide a vendor list until I asked specifically. YET I continue to get email from the parent company reminding me to pay an annual fee for the licenses purchase through the private vendor. The parent company can see the number of licenses yet did not sell them to me.
  • Gravity Zone Dashboard, while excellent for those who have experience, is not particularly intuitive for those who have never used it. There does not seem to be a lot of documentation for those responsible for implementation.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Bitdefender
It works. I rely heavily on my vendors to provide a product that works, is easy to implement, and that they support. As well as be a decent value for the money
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Usability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Bitdefender
The console is easy to use, but has grown to have a lot of functionality. The only challenge is that all functions (even disabled and not installed ones) are shown. It would be great if only the functions that are active would be visible.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
I gave this rating because after using this fantastic product. Everything is under my control and also all my databases are secure enough and also quite convenient to be managed. Thus, it’s a really good application in each and every regard that totally supports me in the best way.
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Bitdefender
Support is an area Bitdefender has always struggled with. While their products work great, the GravityZone dashboard is very technical in nature. If you aren't IT inclined, it could be difficult to setup. While most times support is helpful, we tend to work with them over email because of their very thick accent, they are hard to understand over the phone.
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
We once had an experience of using the AVG AntiVirus Business Edition for eight months and we experienced something surprising that it was not effective and active much as the prices were also too low as compared to Avast Business Antivirus. In short, to explain, Avast Business Antivirus is just [an] amazing antivirus and is working well enough with our organization to protect our systems. From our side, Avast is the best antivirus platform to experience by any organization.
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Bitdefender
We were a Kaspersky shop for years. Kaspersky was a resource hog and it didn't even block half of what was thrown at it. We had more outbreaks and more end-user complaints in a year of Kaspersky then we have had in almost three years of Bitdefender.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • With Avast Business Antivirus, we can focus on other things and not worry about virus and malware attacks
  • The cost of deploying Avast Business Antivirus is low compared to what we can spend in the event of a malware or virus attack
  • While it is not the cheapest option, it is worth the cost considering the level of protection and all the features that it offers.
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Bitdefender
  • The ROI for Bitdefender is hard to quantify except that it requires very little maintenance time from our staff.
  • We've spent no time troubleshooting user complaints or issues from users, so it has been a big time-saver over our previously used anti-malware software.
  • Bitdefender's customer service is usually pretty good and also very responsive, so I don't have to wait by the phone or to keep checking email to resolve a problem--although our issues have been mostly informational and not a problem with functionality.
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ScreenShots

Avast Small Business Solutions Screenshots

Screenshot of Avast Business Hub - Online Management Console for Avast Small Business Solutions.Screenshot of Device client UI - Ransomware Shield