Avast File Server Security

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High-performance server protection compatible with all major
operating systems, such as Windows 2012/2008/R2, 2003 Server.


Integrate your SharePoint

Our SharePoint Server plug-in integrates with SharePoint 2013/2010/2007/2003 Servers via Microsoft's own AV interfaces.

Benefit from real-time protection

Your virus database will be continuously updated with the latest definitions in real-time via connection to the Avast Virus Lab, so your network will have even new ‘zero-day’ threat signatures as soon as we do.

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Our easy-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI) offers a user-friendly central window to all program functions. Comprehensive reporting options provide adjustable parameters for what information gets reported and how often.

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Licenses can be purchased on a per-server basis (rather than per mailbox), for greater convenience.


User interface (UI)
The Avast UI has been redesigned to keep up with modern navigation styles. Newbies will find it easy to use, while geeks are still able to access advanced customizable features.
Remote Assistance
The Remote Assistance feature allows Avast users to connect and share desktops with each other. This may be useful for technical support as well as for general administrative purposes.
Windows 10 compatible
Avast version 8 continues our support of the latest Windows platform.
Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
Our award-winning scanning engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents, now with a new algorithm that is based on machine-learning, which can process new-virus data in milliseconds rather than hours.
Streaming, real-time virus database updates
Each virus signature comes to you in real-time via connection to the Avast Virus Lab cloud, rather than needing to wait for a traditional virus-database update. Your database will be continuously updated with the latest definitions.
File reputation system
Now with more than 1 billion unique files in our cloud, Avast FileRep lets you know whether a file is safe before you open it – determined in part by how many people have the file and how new the file is. This technology is also used internally, to help the scanning engine make more intelligent decisions.
Real-time anti-rootkit protection
Prevents stealth malware ('rootkits') that, when loaded by the computer’s OS, are invisible to ordinary scanners.
Behavior Shield
Our Behavior Shield now uses more sophisticated logic for determining – with greater precision – whether any running processes display any unusual behavior.
File System Shield
Real-time scanning of opened/executed files.
Mail Shield
Scans all incoming/outgoing email for malware (a special plug-in is used for MS Outlook).
Web Shield
Scans all visited web pages, downloaded files, and java scripts. Thanks to the intelligent stream scanning feature, the Web Shield doesn't slow your web browsing.
P2P Shield/IM Shield
Checks files downloaded via P2P programs and while using IM or "chat" programs.
Script Shield
Detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and potentially damaging your computer.
SharePoint Server plugin
Tightly integrates with SharePoint 2003/2007/2010/2013 Servers via Microsoft‘s own AV interfaces.

System requirements

Server Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (any edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (any edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (any edition with latest Service Pack, x64bit)
  • newMicrosoft Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 (any edition with latest Service Pack, x64bit, incl. Small Business Server/Essentials, except Server Core)
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2003/2007/2010/2013

Minimum Hardware requirements:

  • 256 MB RAM or above, 512 MB or above if running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or higher (depends on the OS requirements and other 3rd-party software installed).
  • Intel Pentium III compatible processor or above (depends on the OS requirements and other 3rd-party software installed)
  • 500MB free hard disk space