Avast Small Business Solutions vs. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast Small Business Solutions
Score 8.4 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
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) is a holistic, cloud delivered endpoint security solution that includes risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction, behavioral based and cloud-powered next generation protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automatic investigation and remediation, managed hunting services, rich APIs, and unified security management.
$2.50
per user/per month
Pricing
Avast Small Business SolutionsMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
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
Academic
$2.50
per user/per month
Standalone
$5.20
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avast Small Business SolutionsMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Free Trial
YesYes
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 SolutionsMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Considered Both Products
Avast Small Business Solutions
Chose Avast Small Business Solutions
If you've gone all in with Microsoft 365 then Avast Business Antivirus starts to look less useful and at best provides secondary coverage. We made the switch recently as the feature set in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is deeper and can provide a lot more insight across the …
Chose Avast Small Business Solutions
For up to 10 users, Avast Antivirus is best suited for SMB. The well known interface for home users makes the switch to Avast Business Antivirus seamless. I ran a few virus detection scenarios and found that basically all antiviruses out there work as advertised. Known viruses …
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Chose Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
The biggest advantage over their relationship is the Windows Defender and how it doesn't affect the performance of the computer as most other antiviruses do. Even when you are doing an upgrade, the computer will counteract with the same performance. On the other hand, it does …
Top Pros
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Features
Avast Small Business SolutionsMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
Avast Small Business Solutions
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Ratings
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
8.2
53 Ratings
3% below category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings8.251 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.349 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Small Business SolutionsMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(16 ratings)
8.2
(83 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Small Business SolutionsMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
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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Microsoft
I would say, where it's well suited as certainly any device where you know that either you're potentially running a Kickstarter device as your own personal unit, but maybe you want to try to connect it to some resource like, "Hey, you know what? This is a small community device. Maybe I'll try connecting my email on the go." You're protected from that perspective with the vendor, even if it's something that might be a bit suspicious from a hardware perspective. There's also the case where any device that you know are running Defender for endpoint that you're good to go. You don't really have to worry about all the other solutions out there because Defender has recovered.
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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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Microsoft
  • It integrates perfectly with Azure Sentinel. I mean, that's great. We can have a single pane of class with other platforms, like Defender for Cloud, Defender for endpoints, and Defender for servers, which is awesome as well. The ease of deployment is because Microsoft made sure around a year ago that every single workstation with Microsoft Windows came with Defender for Endpoints embedded.
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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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Microsoft
  • While it's a very good product for auditing, it has a very hard time to distinguish what is malicious and is an attack, what is not. Very rarely we get indication of a real malicious attack. We got lots of hours for off the shelf malware that it cleans up automatically. So basically we never get to look at it, which is a positive thing, but threats are detected by the third party endpoint, so it will not be enough by itself.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Cost add-ons for Security features is nickel and diming the process to keep pace with cybercrime. Limited Education budgets require us to be more pro-active in finding cost-effective measures to protect our devices, staff and students. Defender is a strong, well-featured product that is pricing itself out of the education market
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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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Microsoft
The first time I tried to onboard my macOS endpoints to MDE I struggled for quite a bit. I had to reach out to Microsoft's MDE support team. The tech was very helpful in walking me through the steps during a screen share session
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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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Microsoft
Tenable Security Center was a fantastic exposure detection tool but there was always a lag and servers would hang alot when being scanned causing resource traffic. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on the other hand does not use up most resources soo there is usually noo lag during scanning and it also provide more detailed insights on the network. Also Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integration power has helped us up our security game by delivering a smooth secure network.
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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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Microsoft
  • Positive : Microsoft Defender for Endpoint offers sophisticated threat detection and response capabilities, putting it into use helps increase security. Reduced security incidents, data breaches, and related expenses may arise from this.
  • Positive : A more secure environment means less time and effort spent by IT and security teams on remediation and incident response.
  • False Positives: Like any security solution, false positives can occur, leading to unnecessary investigations and potential disruptions to business operations. This may require additional resources to manage.
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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

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Screenshots

Screenshot of blocked activitiesScreenshot of Detects & respondsScreenshot of discovers vulnerabilityScreenshot of Eliminates blind spotsScreenshot of Risk management