Avast Small Business Solutions vs. ESET PROTECT

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast Small Business Solutions
Score 8.4 out of 10
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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
ESET PROTECT
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
ESET provides Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) capabilities via the ESET PROTECT Platform, covering Windows, Mac, Linux, and both Android and iOS operating systems, providing Mobile Device Management functionality. It comes with multi-tenant management, ensuring real-time visibility for both on-premises and off-premises endpoints as well as full reporting for ESET enterprise-grade solutions. ESET PROTECT management platform can be deployed on-premise or in-cloud. For organizations looking to…N/A
Pricing
Avast Small Business SolutionsESET PROTECT
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 SolutionsESET PROTECT
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsESET offers are tailored to each customer’s needs. ESET takes pride in working with customers and partners to find the perfect solution for their security challenges at the right price. Contacting an ESET partner or sales representative ensures each solution is made-to-measure and precisely fits the size, complexity of IT environment and level of protection to match the customer’s business requirements.
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Community Pulse
Avast Small Business SolutionsESET PROTECT
Considered Both Products
Avast Small Business Solutions
ESET PROTECT
Chose ESET PROTECT
ESET PROTECT was the easy choice, with the web interface, the ability to be installed on all OSs including Mobile, built-in MDM. Having the ability to package Anti-virus, real-time scanning, Encryption, and Firewall into one package was perfect. The Support team has helped …
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Features
Avast Small Business SolutionsESET PROTECT
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avast Small Business Solutions
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Ratings
ESET PROTECT
9.1
16 Ratings
8% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.215 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings9.115 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.412 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.116 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.716 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Small Business SolutionsESET PROTECT
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(16 ratings)
9.5
(48 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Small Business SolutionsESET PROTECT
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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ESET
Comprehensive threat prevention against a variety of threats, such as viruses, ransomware, and spyware is effectively provided by ESET PROTECT. The cross platform compatibility of this software is advantageous for business with diverse IT environments such as those combination of Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. Some industries, such highly regulated sectors with specific compliance needs, may find it more cost-effective, however it is less suitable for small enterprises with limited IT resources and for organizations with severe budgetary limits.
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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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ESET
  • ESET provides comprehensive, transparent protection for my MacOS devices without interfering with the efficiency of my operating system.
  • It's easy to install, configure (default settings are great for just about everyone), and update.
  • ESET's customer communications, including a very detailed knowledge base online, make it clear I've chosen the right antivirus solution!
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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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ESET
  • If the system administrator has functions such as pop-up notification and alert mail transmission, I believe that countermeasures can be taken faster
  • It often gets in the way of the network system.
  • Communication between PCs under the same network may be hindered, which may be an obstacle to verification.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
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ESET
I'm giving it a 10, because I would totally have no reservations about staying on with eSet for another 3 years once our contract comes up for renewal. We are looking to transfer to a different product in January, however. This is due to a special pricing contract with the state of Ohio that made a normally much more expensive product very affordable and was cheaper than our coming eSet renewal cost. This is a very special case only available to government and educational organizations, but had that not been offered, we would have gladly stayed with eSet.
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Usability
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
ESET
We had issues initially getting all of the policies implemented and working since it can be hard to figure out what setting is coming from what policy. Once you get your stack of policies setup and working, the product works great. The installers just work and knowing that they can remove other AV software when you install it can save you a lot of time and headaches.
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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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ESET
Excellent support from ESET and when we had questions regarding the initial deployment they were there. The questions we put forth were answered immediately with great detail. Any of the items we put forth, scenarios, were given a good solution from ESET to fit our needs. This company stands by their product and are happy to step up when needed.
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Implementation Rating
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
ESET
Do the full scan at the beginning and be prepared to wait until it is done. It will find things you did not know were there. You can leave on the Apple firewall as well as the ESET firewall. There have been no conflicts. Remember to remove emails from being backed up, so you do not have spam on your backup! This was the mistake I made.
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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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ESET
We really like the lightness of ESET, this really is a differential in your favor, the way it operates quietly in the background even running a scan was something that interested us, nothing worse than an antivirus locking everything like a scan and still end up issuing scandalous false detections, in the end the choice was made by ESET much because of this differential.
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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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ESET
  • Stopped several malware outbreaks that would have had considerable downtime on endpoints.
  • Stopped several ransomware attacks that would have potentially costs large sums of money and downtime.
  • Allowed us to utilize Eset itself in lieu of a patchwork of platforms to accomplish the same tasks. Saving us several thousand per year.
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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

ESET PROTECT Screenshots

Screenshot of ESET PROTECT Dashboard.
Unified cybersecurity platform interface providing network visibility and control. Available as cloud or on-prem deployment.

Ensures real-time visibility for all endpoints as well as full reporting and security management for all OSes.Screenshot of ESET Endpoint Security.

Advanced multilayered protection for computers and smartphones powered by ESET LiveSense technology.Screenshot of ESET Server Security.
Provides real-time protection for the company’s data passing through all general servers, network file storage including OneDrive, and multi-purpose servers to ensure business continuity.Screenshot of ESET PROTECT - Reports. 
Meets reporting requirements and saves time with scheduled reporting and dozens of customizable templates.Screenshot of ESET Full Disk Encryption. 
An encryption managed natively by ESET remote management console. It increases the  organization's data security that meets compliance regulations.Screenshot of ESET LiveGuard Advanced. 
A cloud-based technology that uses scanning, machine learning, cloud sandboxing, and in-depth behavioral analysis to prevent targeted attacks as well as new or unknown threats, especially ransomware.