avast!anti-virus WHS Edition has been in beta for the past few months, with many WGS readers testing the product and submitting feedback and bugs. Today, the product was released to manufacturing, and is now available to order and download directly from avast’s website.
avast! is the first dedicated anti-virus product to be released for Windows Home Server, and offers full protection for your server as well as the opportunity to scan, manage and update avast! Professional Edition running on your home computers from within the WHS Console (managing the free Home Edition is not supported).
Avast are making available a Professional Family Pack, which protects your home server and up to 10 home computers (the maximum number of home computers WHS supports), which will enable you to manage anti-virus protection of your whole WHS network from within the WHS Console. This is priced at $79.95 (£49.95) for 1 year and $148.33 (£91.66) for 3 years. For me, that seems like a great price and it’s cool that Avast have brought out a family pack - let’s hope other software companies do the same (are you listening Raxco/Diskeeper?)
If you just want to protect your home server, the WHS Edition is priced at $39.95 (£24.95) for 1 year and $74.13 (£45.76) for 3 years. A free 60 day trial is available to download and best of all, they’re offering a 25% discount on all purchases until January 31st 2008. For more info, check out the avast website.
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