- Avast receives the “Top Product” award from the leading independent testing institution AV-Test
- The Online Safety Score and Network Inspector features further strengthen digital protection capabilities for users at home and on the go
LONDON and EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA., August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Avast One, the all-in-one digital protection service from Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital safety and privacy, has expanded its cross-platform support by adding its Online Safety Score feature for both Mac and iOS platforms Avast One. The Online Safety Score, previously available for Windows and Android, helps people take control of their online safety by providing a simple, easy-to-read score with regular feedback and tips for further improvement. Network Inspector, formerly known as WiFi Inspector in Avast Free Antivirus, has also been added to the Mac platform to scan networks and devices for vulnerabilities. The update follows Acknowledgment of Avast One Awarded ‘Top Product’ in the industry by AV-Test, achieving full marks for anti-malware, performance and ease of use.
Earlier this year, Avast infused the free and premium versions of Avast One with new and innovative privacy and fraud prevention features across all major platforms, including Email Guardian, private mode, mobile fraud protection, and a Smart VPN designed for activities such as online banking In this latest update, Avast has further strengthened its cross-platform support with Online Safety Score and Network Inspector, which offer more guidance and user control over online safety to ensure better security regardless of the device used. Premium customers can benefit from Avast One’s leading protection and performance features for up to 30 computers and mobile phones on PC, Mac, Android and iOS, ensuring families and their devices remain private and secure.
Last year, Avast’s Digital Citizenship Study of over 16,000 people found that despite the growing importance of the internet in everyday life, increasing online security and privacy concerns are preventing people from fully participating in online activities. With this in mind, Avast has enhanced the protections of Avast One across all platforms to offer online citizens more control and confidence in an era of increasing online scams, fraud, and other malicious activities.
“Around the world, secure and free access to digital services is increasingly becoming an everyday requirement. However, our Avast Digital Citizenship Report found that two out of three people chose not to do something online due to security and privacy concerns,” said Vita SantrucekChief Product Officer at Avast, in a blog entry. “It’s a wake-up call for us that many people do not feel confident using essential online services, and are abandoning decisions about shopping, banking or registering new accounts due to concerns about security, privacy and identity. We understand that effective protection means protection on our customers’ terms, and with Avast One we’ve made sure it’s available on every major platform, wherever and whenever it’s needed.”
In addition to the Online Safety Score, the features available in the latest Avast One update are:
- Network Inspector: Automatically scans networks and connected devices for vulnerabilities and provides recommendations to improve device security when connected to public networks, as well as tips to strengthen home network protection so intruders can’t access it and gain personal information
- app lock: locks sensitive apps and photos with a PIN, pattern, or fingerprint that differs from the authentication used to unlock a phone, providing the user with an extra layer of protection. Available for Avast One Individual and Family for Android. For individuals or families with iOS devices, the Photo Vault feature backs up photos to an encrypted folder in the Avast One app, protected by a PIN, Touch ID, or Face ID to improve privacy on shared mobile devices.
Avast One is available in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerlandthe United Kingdomand The United States. It is available to download now from www.avast.com and is compatible with Android, iOS, macOS and Windows.
Avast (LSE:AVST), a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in digital security and privacy, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. With over 435 million online users, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from online threats and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for mobile, PC or Mac are highly rated and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, SE Labs and others. Avast is a member of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, No More Ransom, and the Internet Watch Foundation. Visit: www.avast.com.
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