Component Overview

This Article Applies to:

  • Business Hub
  • Avast Business On-Premise Console

There are many components that come along with Avast Business Antivirus, both in the baseline Antivirus and in the Pro and Plus versions. Small Office Protection comes with many more components than Avast Business Antivirus for more operating systems, and is only available for unmanaged devices.

Components

  • File Shield: real-time file scanner
  • Web Shield: web protection
  • Mail Shield: email protection
  • Behavior Shield: behavioral/advanced malware/ransomware detection
  • Ransomware Shield: wall off folders from ransomware attacks
  • Remote Access Shield: block unwanted remote connections
  • Wi-Fi Inspector: vulnerability scan for local network
  • Real Site: DNS hijack protection
  • Firewall: network traffic monitoring/blocking
  • Sandbox: run applications in virtualized isolated environment
    • CyberCapture (part of Sandbox): cloud analysis of suspicious files
  • Exchange: virus scanning for Exchange
  • Sharepoint: virus scanning for SharePoint
  • Webcam Shield: prevent unauthorized applications from accessing webcam
  • Sensitive Data Shield: protect files and folders with private information
  • SecureLine VPN: Avast VPN service
  • Data Shredder: irreversibly erase data
  • Passwords: store and sync passwords, encrypt sensitive information
  • Password Protection: store and sync passwords
  • Software Updater: apply small updates and patches
  • Browser Cleanup: scanning for poorly rated browser add-ons
  • Rescue Disk: scan system outside of Windows

Antivirus Components by Product License

Component Avast Business Antivirus Avast Business Antivirus Pro Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus
File Shield X X X
Web Shield X X X
Mail Shield X X X
Behavior Shield X X X
Remote Access Shield     X
Wi-Fi Inspector X X X
Real Site X X X
Firewall X X X
Sandbox X X X
Exchange   X X
Sharepoint   X X
Webcam Shield     X
SecureLine VPN     X
Data Shredder   X X
Passwords     X
Password Protection     X
Software Updater X X X
Browser Cleanup     X
Rescue Disk X X X

Components by Operating System (Avast Business Antivirus Base/Pro/Plus)

Component Windows Workstations Windows Servers MacOS X
File Shield X X X
Web Shield X X X
Mail Shield X X X
Behavior Shield X    
Remote Access Shield X    
Wi-Fi Inspector X  
Real Site X    
Firewall X    
Sandbox X X  
Exchange   X  
Sharepoint   X  
Webcam Shield X    
SecureLine VPN X X  
Data Shredder X X  
Passwords X    
Password Protection X    
Software Updater X    
Browser Cleanup X    
Rescue Disk X X  

Servers

There are some components that we do not recommend installing on a server. The following types of servers should only have the suggested components enabled, for optimal performance.

  • File Server: Normal Setup
  • Application Server: Normal Setup
  • DNS Server: Only File Shield
  • Email Server: Exchange component and File Shield only
  • Web Server: File and Web Shield
  • Terminal Server: Only File Shield
  • Sharepoint: Sharepoint component and File Shield only

For more information, see Recommended Components for Servers and Workstations.

Enabling and Disabling Components

Nearly all the shields and tools available in Avast Business Antivirus can be enabled or disabled in the policy. This is especially useful if you are trying to install only a few of the components on a server, or just keeping your number of tools to a minimum. Some tools, however, can only be installed or uninstalled entirely, such as Sandbox and Rescue Disk.

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring on the Business Hub site, select the Service Settings tab
  2. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • To enable the component, click On
    • To disable the component, click Off

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring, select the Active Protection tab
  2. Select the relevant OS tab (Windows Workstation, Windows Server, or MacOS X)
  3. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • To enable the component, move the slider to On
    • To disable the component, move the slider to Off

Installing and Uninstalling Components

Most Active Protection features are installed with Avast Business Antivirus, but these components can be uninstalled and reinstalled as needed via the policy. MacOS X protection components cannot be installed or uninstalled but can be turned off.

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring on the Business Hub site, select the Service Settings tab
  2. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • If the component is not yet installed, click On. Then click Install & Enable
    • If the component is already installed, click the trash can to uninstall. Then click Confirm.

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring, select the Active Protection tab
  2. Select the relevant OS tab (Windows Workstation, Windows Server, or MacOS X)
  3. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • If the component is not yet installed, click Install this component. Then click I understand, install component
    • If the component is already installed, click the More button beside the component, then click Uninstall this component. Then click I understand, uninstall component

Configuring Components

You can access additional configuration options for each Active Protection component by clicking Customize beside the component slider.

Main Shields

Other Components

Firewall