We’ve extended the cross-platform capabilities of Avast One, our award winning all-in-one digital protection service, by adding an Online Safety Score feature for both Mac and iOS. Previously available on Windows and Android, Online Safety Score helps people take control of their online safety by providing a simple, easy to read score with regular feedback and tips on how to improve it further. Network Inspector, formally known as Wi-Fi Inspector in Avast Free Antivirus, has also been added to Mac so that networks and devices can be scanned for vulnerabilities.
These updates follow Avast One’s recognition by AV-Test as a top industry product, achieving full points in malware protection, performance, and usability.
Last year, our Digital Citizenship report of over 16,000 people found that despite the internet’s increasing day-to-day importance, rising online safety and privacy concerns are stopping people from fully engaging in online activities. With this in mind, we’ve enhanced the protection capabilities of Avast One across all platforms to provide online citizens with greater control and confidence at a time of rising online scams, fraud, and other malicious activity.
Earlier this year, we bolstered the free and premium versions of Avast One with some important privacy and scam prevention features across all major platforms, including Email Guardian, Private Mode, Scam Protection for mobile, and a Smart VPN which launches automatically for activities such as online banking.
In this latest update, we’ve further strengthened our cross-platform support with Online Safety Score and Network Inspector, both of which provide more guidance and user control over online safety for greater peace of mind, no matter the device used. Premium customers can benefit from Avast One’s leading protection and performance capabilities for up to 30 computers and mobile phones across PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, ensuring that families and their devices stay private and secure.
“Across the world, safe and free access to digital services is increasingly becoming an everyday requirement. Yet our Avast Digital Citizenship Report found that two out of three people decided not to do something online because of security and privacy concerns,” said Vita Santrucek, Chief Product Officer at Avast.
“It’s a wake-up call for us that many people do not feel confident about using critical online services and are abandoning decisions to shop, bank, or register new accounts because of 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.”
Exploring Avast One’s newest features
In addition to Online Safety Score, the features available in the latest update of Avast One include:
- Network Inspector: Automatically scans networks and connected devices for vulnerabilities, and offers recommendations to improve network and device security to prevent intruders from accessing them and obtaining personal data. Available in Avast One Essential, Individual, and Family, for Mac and Windows platforms.
- App Lock: Locks sensitive apps and photos with a PIN, pattern, or fingerprint that’s different to the authentication used to unlock a phone, providing the user with an additional layer of protection. Available on Avast One Individual and Family for Android. For individuals or families with iOS devices, the Photo Vault feature secures photos in an encrypted folder inside 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, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It is available for download now for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.
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