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Work From Home: Free Cybersecurity Software Offers, Extended Trials

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: [email protected]. 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. Final updates were made June 12, 2020. This blog is now closed to updates.

The List of Free Cybersecurity Offers and Promotions

Multiple Categories...

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

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.

Foresite is offering these free managed & cyber services: a vulnerability scan, a phishing awareness campaign for up to 250 users, firewall monitoring and management for 60 days, Office 365 monitoring for 60 days, a vulnerability patch management assessment and free cybersecurity advice. Find details here.

The Global Cyber Alliance, a non-profit organization, has a Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business. All of the tools included in the toolkit are available for free.

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.

Analytics: Sumo Logic has introduced free analytics solutions and Work From Home security options.

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.
  • Venafi is offering a free six month trial of Venafi Cloud OutagePREDICT, which helps organizations avoid certificate-based outages. OutagePREDICT alerts users of potential certificate expirations ahead of time, so they can take action immediately and prevent application outages, the company says.
  • Zorus Inc. has announced two promotions to help MSP partners support their WFH clients. This promotion, through June 30, 2020, provides WFH proxy-based web security and web filtering. It also introduces remote employee web monitoring to provide ease-of-mind for business owners concerned about remote workers productivity. The promotion includes (1) Archon – Discounts on all Partner volume levels for granular web security and web filtering and (2) Triton add-on – 1 free year of employee web monitoring for each seat of Archon purchased. New partners can inquire here. For further info email [email protected].

Data Security:

Email Security:

Endpoint Protection:

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.
  • Threatwatch's vulnerability management platform has a free tier.
  • ReversingLabs offers an Emergency Assistance Package for industries heavily affected by coronavirus. The package offers 6 months of access to ReversingLabs Threat Analysis and Threat Hunting Program Consulting Services, Automated Threat Intelligence and Hunting Services, and ReversingLabs TitaniumCloud.

Managed Security Services:

Mobile Security: Beachhead Solutions: MSPs (both new and existing Beachhead partners) can add free licenses of SimplySecure. The free license offer can be used for MSPs’ own employees and/or for their clients and their employees. Request details here: [email protected]

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.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.