By now you’ve likely been flooded with dozens of requests to set up employees up to work remotely. While it sounds like a simple request, it’s often easier said than done as many users are missing the resources they need to effectively work from home.
During COVID-19, if you’re searching for ways to quickly enable people to work and collaborate remotely while keeping their networks stable and secure, you’ve found it. We’ve put together a list of software that’s free in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
There are currently 29 offers on the list, and we’ll update it as we find new resources. Know of something we missed? Leave a comment or email us at blog at auvik dot com and we’ll add it.
Last updated: Apr 16, 2020
Acronis Cyber Files Cloud
What is it? Cloud-based solution that allows office and mobile users to access, sync, and share files.
Offer: Free access to the complete Acronis Cyber Files Cloud solution until Jul 31, 2020 for all new and existing MSP partners.
What is it? Cloud-based Apple mobile device management platform. Allows users to deploy software, create system configurations, and perform full audits virtually.
Offer: Free for new users for 60 days.
What is it? Secure content creation, storage, and collaboration service.
Offer: Free for up to 50 users for all new customers until Jun 30, 2020. Available starting Apr 1, 2020.
What is it? Desktop-as-a-service solution that provides users with either Windows or Linux desktops.
Offer: Free for up to 50 users for all new customers until Jun 30, 2020.
Avast Business Patch Management
What does it do? Keeps Windows operating sytems and other software up to date with the latest patches.
Offer: Free for 3 months for new and existing customers.
Avast CCleaner Cloud
What does it do? PC cleaning tool that helps manage and optimize endpoints.
Offer: Free 30-day licences for up to 25 users per company.
Avast Secure Web Gateway
What does it do? Blocks access to malicious sites.
Offer: Free for 3 months for new customers, three-month trial extension for current customers.
What does it do? Allows on-prem file servers to sync data to the cloud so remote workers can access data they need without needing a VPN connection.
Offer: Free for new users until Jun 2020.
What is it? Online training on Microsoft Teams and other software.
Offer: Free mini-course on Microsoft Teams called Teams Essentials. Free access for a limited time to a nudge learning app called BrainBot. 50% discount on access to the Bigger Brains portal with 100+ eLearning courses.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
What does it do? Supports employees to work from anywhere on company laptops or personal mobile devices and allows security teams to see who’s accessing the company’s infrastructure.
Offer: User limits are being waived for existing customers, and new customers can sign up for a free license. Offer expires Jul 1, 2020.
What does it do? Cloud-based threat detection software that protects users from malicious internet destinations.
Offer: User limits are waived for existing customers. New customers can sign up for a free 14-day license, which can be extended to 90 days. Offer expires Jul 1, 2020.
What does it do? Enterprise solution for video conferencing, online meetings, screen sharing, and webinars.
Offer: Time limits are waived, calls can support up to 100 participants, and employees can toll dial-in for free. New customers can sign up for free for 90 days.
Cloudflare for Teams
What does it do? Cloud-based software that allows teams to access internal applications remotely without a VPN.
Offer: Free for new small business customers until Sep 1, 2020.
What does it do? Remote support and access software.
Offer: 25 free access agents for all current ConnectWise Manage, ConnectWise Automate, Continuum Fortify or Continuum Command partners until June 30, 2020.
Continuum Fortify for Endpoint Security
What does it do? Endpoint security including full SOC support.
Offer: 100 free licenses. Available until June 30, 2020.
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What does it do? DNS filtering to help keep remote workers secure.
Offer: Free DNS filtering for 90 days to companies with 5 or more users.
What does it do? Zero-trust security platform that verifies users’ identities and establishes device trust before granting them access to corporate applications.
Offer: User limits are waived for existing customers until Jul 1, 2020. New customers can sign up for a free license. Offer expires Jul 1, 2020.
Google Hangouts Meet
What does it do? Video conferencing app which allows 250 users per call, the ability to record meetings, and livestream capabilities for up to 100,000 viewers.
Offer: Free access to the enterprise version of Hangouts Meet for all G Suite and G Suite for Education users until Jul 1, 2020.
What does it do? Firewall gateway to enable VPN service.
Offer: Free for 3 months.
What does it do? Cloud-based software that enables remote connectivity services for collaboration, IT management, and customer engagement. Products include GoToConnect, GoToWebinar, and GoToMeeting.
Offer: Free access to emergency remote work kits for three months. Kits include tools for meetings, video conferencing, webinars, virtual events, IT support and management, and remote access to devices in multiple locations. Available to existing customers, as well any new customers who are health care providers, educational institutions, municipalities, or non-profits.
What does it do? Communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration for Office 365 users.
Offer: Free E1 (Enterprise 1) plans for 6 months. Allows you to record meetings and access 1TB of storage.
What does it do? Cloud-based software that handles project, team, and workflow management.
Offer: Free access for non-profit and non-governmental organizations working against the coronavirus outbreak.
What does it do? Secure VPN designed for MSPs.
Offer: Free access for 30 days.
What does it do? Remote visual troubleshooting tool. Supports videos and photos with annotation so technicians can have a real-time view into the customer’s premises through a phone or tablet camera.
Offer: Free to ISPs during the pandemic.
What does it do? AI-powered endpoint protection
Offer: Free until May 16, 2020.
What does it do? IT service management software
Offer: Free access to four emergency response management apps: emergency response operations, emergency outreach, emergency self report, and emergency exposure management. Available to existing customers and new users until Sep 30, 2020.
What does it do? Remote desktop software
Offer: Business access is 45% to 50% off.
What does it do? TechSmith Snagit is a screen capture and recording tool and TechSmith Video Review is a video feedback tool that enables online discussions and conversations.
Offer: Free until Jun 30, 2020.
What does it do? Web-based suite of apps with word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, web conferencing, customer relationship management, project management, invoicing, and other apps.
Offer: Free until Jul 1, 2020.
What does it do? Communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.
Offer: Free plans offer unlimited video meetings with up to 100 participants, breakout rooms, private and group chats, and online support.
The information listed here is accurate to the best of our knowledge. A source link is provided for each offer so you can investigate further. Auvik is not responsible for any discrepancy between our description and the actual terms of the offer. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Reference to them does not imply association or endorsement.