Avast One extends protection with Online Safety Score

Avast One, Avast’s digital safety service, has expanded its cross-platform support by adding its Online Safety Score feature to Avast One’s Mac and iOS platforms.

Previously available on Windows and Android, Online Safety Score helps people take control of their online safety by providing a simple score with regular feedback and tips on how to improve it further.

Network Inspector, formerly known as WiFi Inspector in Avast Free Antivirus, has also been added to the Mac platform so that networks and devices can be scanned for vulnerabilities.

The update follows AV-Test’s recognition of Avast One as the best product in the industry, scoring full marks for malware protection, performance and usability.

Earlier this year, Avast bolstered the free and premium versions of Avast One with innovative new privacy protection and scam prevention features across all major platforms, including Email Guardian, Private Mode, Scam Protection for mobile and a Smart VPN that launches automatically for activities such as online banking.

In this latest update, Avast has further enhanced its cross-platform support with Online Safety Score and Network Inspector which provide more guidance and user control over online safety for greater peace of mind, regardless of location. device used, according to the company.

Premium customers can use Avast One’s protection and performance capabilities for up to 30 computers and mobile phones across PC, Mac, Android and iOS, ensuring families and their devices remain private and secure, the company says.

Last year, Avast’s Digital Citizenship Study of more than 16,000 people found that despite the internet’s growing day-to-day importance, heightened online security and privacy concerns are preventing people to fully engage in online activities.

With this in mind, Avast has enhanced the protection capabilities of Avast One across all platforms, to provide online citizens with greater control and confidence in a time when scams, fraud and other malicious online activity is on the rise.

Vita Santucek, Chief Product Officer at Avast, said in a blog post: “Around the world, safe and free access to digital services is increasingly becoming a daily requirement. Yet our Avast Digital Citizen Report found that two out of three people have decided not to do anything online for security and privacy reasons.

“It is a red flag for us that many people feel insecure about using critical online services and give up on the decision to buy, bank or register new accounts due to security, privacy and identity concerns.We understand that effective protection means protection on our customers’ terms, and with Avast One, we’ve made sure it’s available on all major platforms. -forms, where and when needed.

In addition to Online Safety Score, features available in the latest Avast One update include:

Network Inspector: to automatically scan networks and connected devices for vulnerabilities and offer recommendations to improve the security of devices when connected to public networks, as well as advice to strengthen the protection of home networks so that intruders cannot access it and obtain personal data.

app lock: To lock sensitive apps and photos with a different PIN, pattern or fingerprint than the authentication used to unlock a phone, giving the user an extra layer of protection.

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