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Free security resources for work-from-home employees during the COVID-19 crisis

As the world “shelters in place” amid the COVID-19 crisis, some tech companies are stepping up and offering their products and services free of charge for a limited time. These offers will help organizations set up and protect remote employees faster. In some cases, vendors are also offering support services to help companies through the set-up and deployment processes.

Keep in mind that most if not all these offers are extended free trials. At some point, you will be expected to pay for these products and services if you decide to continue using them. Even so, the vendors below are helping the global community better cope with the COVID-19 crisis at a time of very high demand for their offerings.   

CSO will add new free COVID-19-related services as we learn of them. Vendors offering help may contact CSO using this link.

Application security

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.


Password management software provider 1Password is removing its 30-day free-trial limit on business accounts. Companies can now use 1Password at no cost for six months to manage login credentials.


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 support@beachheadsolutions.com and channelteam@beachheadsolutions.com with the number of licenses needed and for which clients.

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