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A list of free cybersecurity software tools, cloud & SaaS offers to assist MSSPs with Work From Home (WFH) shifts amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Cybersecurity software, cloud-based tool providers and MSSPs are introducing various free offers to help partners and customers amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Here’s a list of free tools and offers, updated regularly, to assist channel partners and MSPs with their cybersecurity needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Send Us Updates: Got a free offer or special effort designed to help MSPs and channel partners during the pandemic? Please email me details: Joe@AfterNines.com. We’ll give it a look and potentially add it to the list below. Note: The free trials should span at least 60 days.
  • Friendly Reminder – Long-Term Costs: In most cases, the free offers below are for a limited time. Before you sign up for the services or deploy them for customers, understand the actual one-time or monthly costs you and your customers will face if you choose to continue consuming the product or service once the free promotion ends.

Portions of this blog originally published March 17, 2020, on ChannelE2E. Expanded to MSSP Alert on March 30, 2020. Updated regularly as new cybersecurity offers emerge.

The List of Free Cybersecurity Offers and Promotions

Multiple Categories…

Carbonite and Webroot, owned by OpenText, have introduced data protection and cybersecurity offers that span

  • Carbonite Endpoint Protection
  • Carbonite Backup for Microsoft Office 365
  • Webroot Business Endpoint Protection
  • Webroot DNS Protection
  • Webroot Security Awareness Training

Find Carbonite details here and Webroot details here.

BlackBerry The following solutions and services are available free of charge for a 60 day period:

Gurucul has announced two free services to help organizations protect themselves against COVID-19 cyber attacks that target their remote workers as well as third party service providers and contractors. The offerings deliver the Gurucul Unified Security and Risk Analytics platform as a cloud service with pre-configured and tuned algorithms that can detect unusual and high risk behavior patterns exhibited by remote worker as well as third party identities and devices, Gurucul asserts.

WatchGuard is offering extended free trials for these products and services:

  • WatchGuard AuthPoint: Free 120-day trials licenses for up to 250 users of this cloud-managed multi-factor authentication solution. WatchGuard partners can review the AuthPoint Trial Activation Guide and new partners can inquire here.
  • WatchGuard DNSWatchGO: Free 120-day trials for up to 250 users of this cloud-based DNS-level protection and web filtering tool. Existing WatchGuard partners can learn more via the DNSWatchGO Trial Activation Guide and new partners can reach out to the company here.
  • WatchGuard FireboxV and VPN: WatchGuard is offering FireboxV licenses free for 120 days. Three mobile VPN options are supported and available to accommodate specific partner needs. Existing partners can review this FireboxV FAQ and reach out to their WatchGuard Channel Account Manager for more information. New Partners can contact WatchGuard here.

Zerto is making these technology services available for free to organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Browser and Web Security:

  • Check Point Software has launched ZoneAlarm Web Secure Free solution, giving users free protection against phishing attacks, malicious downloads and dangerous websites.
  •  Cyberinc is offering MSPs up to 10 free Isla remote browser isolation security subscriptions through August 31. After  August 31 subscribers can get the remainder of 2020 at no charge with purchase of a 3 year subscription. Remote Browser Isolation prevents malware from reaching the end point, reducing security events by as much as 80%, the company says.
  • Reflectiz has introduced a two-month free offer for website protection.
  • SlashNext is offering free six-month licenses for the company’s new Mobile and Browser Phishing Protection solutions.

Data Security:


Email Security:


Endpoint Protection:

  • AppGuard has introduced a free 90-day trial of AppGuard Solo.
  • ReaQta-Hive: The company 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.
  • ConnectWise’s Continuum Fortify for Endpoint Security In partnership with SentinelOne, ConnectWise is providing 100 free licenses to Continuum Fortify for Endpoint Security at no cost until June 30, 2020.
  • Defendify: The company’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.
  • Free – Crowdsourced Security: Bugcrowd’s 90-day free offer details are here.
  • Kaspersky‘s core endpoint security products are free to medical organizations for six months. The offerings include Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud PlusKaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Advanced and Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security.
  • PCMaticAll current and future PC Matic MSP partners are now able to add unlimited endpoints to their accounts – at no additional charge through the end of June 2020.
  • Prey Inc., provider of the cross-platform, open source anti-theft and device management software, has released a free Remote Device Monitor.
  • Promon, the Oslo-based app security company, is offering its cybersecurity expertise and products for free to any organization, government body or public health institution that is helping to build a COVID-19 tracking app.
  • RiskRecon and H-ISAC are offering free cybersecurity rating assessments through December 31, 2020 to healthcare organizations worldwide.
  • SentinelOne: The autonomous cybersecurity platform company is making SentinelOne Core available free of charge beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, May 16, 2020.
  • Sophos: For the duration of the COVID-19 global health concern, all Sophos customers can protect their employees’ personal PCs and Macs for free with our Sophos Home Commercial Edition program. See details here.
  • VIPRE’s Endpoint Cloud Protection platform is available for a free 60-day trial (total). To participate, take a free 30-day trial of VIPRE Endpoint Security Cloud and VIPRE will extend the trial another 30 days. Click here to get the 30-day free trial. To extend the trial, contact VIPRE sales, sales@VIPRE.com.

Identity, Access Management & Network Security


Managed Detection and Response

  • 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.

Managed Security Services:


Mobile Security: Beachhead Solutions: MSPs can add free licenses to their current SimplySecure license allocation. The free license offer can be used for MSPs’ own employees and/or for their clients and their employees. Request details here: support@beachheadsolutions.com


Password Management:

  • 1Password Business is now free for six months.
  • MYKI is free password management tool that helps to securely store and manage passwords and 2FA locally (offline) across devices.

Ransomware Mitigation

  • Coveware & Emsisoft: The companies are partnering to offer healthcare organizations free ransomware response services to healthcare organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CryptroStopper: The Starter package for five desktop licenses includes a free 60-day offer.

Vulnerability Scanning:

 

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