Free Software & Services
Hopefully, you’ve been “sheltering in place” during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, many of us are working from home now. Doing so increases the likelihood of suffering a cyberattack. You likely don’t have the same network security implemented in your home.
Thankfully, many tech companies are stepping up to provide their products and services for free for a limited time. These products and services will help increase cybersecurity for remote employees. In some cases, these companies are even offering support to get you up and running.
Keep in mind that most of the offers listed here are extended free trials. After the free trial ends, you will have to pay to continue using them. That being said, the increased security makes it worth it during a time when we all need it.
This list is extensive, so we split everything up by category. Stay safe!
Akamai will provide 60 days of free access to its Business Continuity Assistance Program, which includes it Enterprise Application Access solution. The program is designed to support remote workers and maintain business continuity.
Cloudflare is offering small businesses free seats to its zero-trust application protection service through September 1. The company will also throw in a 30-minute onboarding session with one of its experts.
Vectra is making its Cognito Detect for Microsoft 365 technology to detect Microsoft 365 account takeovers free through May 31, 2020.
1Password is removing its 30-day free-trial limit on business accounts for its password management software. Companies can now use 1Password at no cost for six months to manage login credentials.
Dashlane is providing three months of its Dashlane Premium or Dashlane Business password management product for free to individuals or businesses who don’t already have the service.
MYKI is a free password management tool that helps to securely store and manage passwords and 2FA locally (offline) across devices.
Okta will provide its Okta Identity Cloud service for free to new customers for six months, possibly longer if the situation warrants it. The service includes Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for up to five applications.
RSA is offering its RSA SecurID Access product for multi-factor authentication to new customers free for six months. Existing customers can take advantage of RSA’s Business Continuity Option to expand the number of users on RSA SecurID Access without increasing their budget.
SecureAuth is offering its Intelligent Identity Cloud package, which includes MFA and single sign-on capabilities, for free until December 15, 2020.
Wultra has waived the first six months of its license fee on its Wultra Mobile Security authentication technologies for banking and fintech apps.
Check Point Software has launched ZoneAlarm Web Secure Free solution, giving users free protection against phishing attacks, malicious downloads and dangerous websites.
ImmuniWeb has added features from its paid product to its free community offering for web and mobile security testing. It is also offering free services and solutions to organizations that are migrating their workflows to the digital space and meet certain requirements.
Netsparker is providing free team licenses of its web vulnerability scanning tool to certain organizations including government entities, medical equipment providers, news producers, vaccine and medical research facilities, patient care organizations, hospitals, first responders, and food delivery.
Reflectiz has introduced a two-month free offer for website protection.
GreatHorn is offering 60 days of free access to its GreatHorn Email Security threat detection and remediation platform to organizations facing disruptions due to the COVID-19 crisis.
IRONSCALES is offering 60 day free licenses to companies with at least 200 mailboxes to help prevent, detect and respond to credential theft, fake COVID-19 emails, malicious and BEC emails. Here are details.
Vectra is offering their services for free through May 31, 2020, to detect account takeovers (ATOs) for Microsoft 365 accounts.
RPost is offering RMail email encryption and RSign E-Signature services for free through May 2020 and longer if needed, after which service continues free at standard free plan levels.
Trustifi, a SaaS email security company, is offering no-cost, 90-day trial licenses of its email encryption solutions to companies of 50 employees or more. Interested parties can use this link to engage a Trustifi representative who can manage the 90-day trial subscription. There is no obligation to purchase after the trail.
Beachhead Solutions is offering free additional licenses to current managed service provider (MSP) customers of its SimplySecure service. This will allow them to support an increase in remote workers within their client bases. Beachhead offers cloud-managed PC and mobile device encryption, security and data access control. MSP customer must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the number of licenses needed and for which clients.
PreVeil is offering its encrypted email and file-sharing solutions for free to critical infrastructure organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This includes federal, state and local governments and agencies; first reponders and crisis management teams, and healthcare non-profits.
AppGuard is offering its AppGuard Solo endpoint protection solution free of charge for the next 90 days to business that need to support more remote workers.
Baramundi Software has put together an Emergency UEM Package for IT Admins that’s free for the duration of the crisis. It helps maintain endpoint security through patch management and vulnerability scans.
Carbonite is extending free 60-day trials of Carbonite Endpoint Protection and Carbonite Backup for Microsoft Office 365 starting April 1.
Crowdstrike is offering two ways to extend protection of company and employee-owned devices through May 16, 2020. Its Burst Licensing program allows customers to increase license counts at no cost, and Falcon Prevent for Home Use will allow new and existing customers to protect employees’ devices for free.
Defendify’s Cybersecurity Essentials Package is free.
ESET has extended the free trial period from 30 to 90 days for ESET Internet Security, which protects Windows, Mac, Android and Linux devices. Also, ESET Dynamic Threat Detection (for users with more than 100 seats) and ESET Secure Authentication.
Kaspersky’s core endpoint security products are free to medical organizations for six months. The offerings include Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Advanced and Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security.
Morphisec will provide free licenses for remote employees of its Unified Threat Prevention platform through June 1.
PC Matic is making its suite of enterprise endpoint protection and remote management tools available at no charge to Massachusetts-based companies implementing work-from-home policies. Those companies must have 10 or more remote workstations. The offer is valid through June 30, 2020, and includes onboarding and support services.
Prey Inc., provider of the cross-platform, open source anti-theft and device management software, has released a free Remote Device Monitor.
ReaQta-Hive is offering a BCP Endpoint Defense Package to help companies secure their remote endpoints. The BCP Package is a four-month free coverage available to all healthcare providers and qualified companies, and “easily deployable within minutes,” ReaQta-Hive says.
SentinelOne is offering free access to its endpoint protection and endpoint detection and response platform through May 16, 2020. The company will also provide remote deployment assistance.
Sophos customers can protect their employees’ personal PCs and Macs for free with our Sophos Home Commercial Edition program for the duration of the COVID-19 global health concern. See details here.
Webroot is offering 60-day free trials for its Business Endpoint Protection product.
The Authoriti Network is making its Permission Code-based payments fraud protection service available at no cost to state and local governments.
Adelia Risk is offering its HIPAA Mail free for 60 days for all new US clients. It provides HIPAA-compliant Google apps such as Gmail and Google Drive, encrypted email, and spam and phishing protection.
Awake Security is offering 60 days of free access to its network traffic analysis platform to hospitals and healthcare organizations to help identify ransomware and other cyber threats from slowing the COVID-19 response.
Bitdefender is offering up to 12 months of free enterprise protection of devices for all healthcare organizations.
Imprivata is making its Imprivata Confirm ID for Remote Access enterprise multi-factor authentication solution free for all users at healthcare organizations.
Logsign is offering a free license for its Logsign SIEM support for hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis.
LuxSci is offering its secure email service for free for the next two months for companies that need to send HIPAA-compliant health/safety-related email. It will send up to 25,000 emails per month, and might extend the two-month window if the crisis continues.
NTT will provide free consulting services for incident response and remediation to hospitals in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore. Hospitals must contact NTT to pre-qualify.
TigerConnect will provide its secure healthcare communications platform free of charge to US-based health systems and hospitals to support COVID-19 related communications. New customers can get up to six months of the TigerConnect secure texting service, while existing customers can expand their TigerConnect Essentials licenses for up to six months.
Varonis has formed a COVID-19 Cyber Task Force that provides, among other things, help with incident response. Varonis is also offering a free evaluation licenses of its Data Security Platform for an unspecified amount of time.
Alert Logic MDR Essentials, featuring endpoint protection and vulnerability scanning, is free for 90 days.
CriticalStart and SentinelOne have partnered to provide free access to the MobileSOC platform through June 15.
Cybriant has announced free access to its 24/7 Managed Detection and Remediation (MDR) service, powered by SentinelOne. The free offer runs March 16 through May 15, 2020. Cybriant’s 24/7 monitoring and remediation service will be free for 60 days after the initial installation of SentinelOne.
AppGate is offering a free 90-day Software-Defined Perimeter Pilot to companies implementing work-at-home initiatives.
Cisco Webex has expanded its free offerings to include security services for remote employees through July 1, 2020. Those services include Cisco Umbrella to protect users from malicious websites (now free for 90 days), Duo Security to verify users’ identities and establish device trust, and Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to allow employees to work from anywhere. For the latter two, (existing customers can now exceed their user limit and new customers can get free access.
Fortinet is making its FortiClient VPN solution free of charge for secure remote access.
Spirion is offering security teams a 60-day no-cost trial of its Sensitive Data Manager software to search remote workforce computers to identify sensitive data.
Webroot is offering 60-day free trials for its DNS Protection product.
VERA, a data security company, has introduced a free 90-day use of their product for Work From Home scenarios.
ZeroTier offers open-source SDKs and tools to set up software-defined networks that can support remote workers. There is no fee for most uses.
Banyan Security is offering free usage of its Zero Trust Remote Access product for a limited time to new customers supporting remote workers.
BlackBerry is making its suite of secure communications products available for free for 60 days to companies transitioning employees to work remotely. This includes BlackBerry Desktop for remote access, BlackBerry Protect for endpoint protection, and SecuSUITE Government for secure messaging and calls.
Block Armour is making the trial version of its Zero Trust remote access solution fully functional rather than a sandbox. It’s also waiving the ost of the Block Armour Secure Shield controller.
Ericom is offering a free 60-day license of its Ericom Connect product, which gives browser-based access to business applications, and Ericom Shield Zero Trust for up to 100 employees.
ManageEngine is making its remote access security tools freely available until July 1, 2020, to companies needing to support more remote workers.
Sumo Logic has bundled a number of data analytics tools help ensure the reliability and security of business applications free for 90 days. The Work-From-Home solution includes tools to support SSO, remote access, endpoint security, and productivity apps. It is also offering its Continuous Intelligence Platform free to all educational insititutions to help provide disruption-free online learning.
Addigy is providing its device management platform for Apple devices free for 60 days to businesses, schools, and MSPs. The platform will allow organizations to remotely update security settings, software, and more.
Illusive Networks is offering a free remote attack risk assessment to help identify vulnerabilities in networks reconfigured to support more remote workers.
Lucy Security has created a website with free videos, courses, checklists and guides to train work-at-home employees to identify phishing scams and other security threats.
The SANS Security Awareness division of the SANS Institute has created the Securely Working from Home deployment kit. The free kit packages public and paid training SANS resources and is designed to give security awareness staff a step-by-step guide on how to rapidly deploy a training program for remote staff.
Webroot is offering 60-day free trials for its Webroot Security Awareness Training product.
King & Union, ThreatConnect, and D3i have formed a coalition to provide a collaboration platform and threat intelligence services free for an indefinite time to commercial and government organizations shifting to a remote workforce.
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