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Avast Rolls Out AVG Managed Workplace Update with Security Site Assessment Functionality: Page 2 of 2

The new capabilities, which allow MSPs to evaluate an SMB’s password policies, patch management, and anti-virus software, are an early manifestation of Avast’s ongoing effort to differentiate itself as a leader in both security and network management. By Rich Freeman

Avast is betting MSPs seeking to capitalize on that opportunity are eager to partner with RMM makers that have extensive in-house security expertise.

“You want to go to a vendor that specializes in security,” Sykes says. “That needs to be their bread and butter.”

The addition of security site assessment capabilities to Managed Workplace puts Avast in competition with RapidFire Tools Inc., of Atlanta, which makes the Network Detective IT assessment solution. Elsewhere at ChannelCon today, RapidFire Tools announced the addition of approved scanning vendor services to Network Detective’s PCI compliance module.

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