With people now being forced to work from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies globally are looking for IT solutions that support videoconferencing, remote team collaboration, virtual classrooms and other activities.
In response, technology manufactures and developers are rolling out a number of free products and services, as well as upgrading customers to more advanced tools, to help clients cope with the consequences of the pandemic.
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Microsoft Teams, the company’s collaboration and communication platform, is scrapping the user limit on its free version, which was previously restricted to 300 people. Microsoft has also announced it is making the basic version of its Office 365 enterprise suite of productivity tools such as Word and Excel free for six months to organizations, which gives users access to the premium version of Microsoft Teams.
Digitization & Security
Any organization that would find value in leveraging the Okta Identity Cloud for remote work during an emergency situation should be able to do so at no cost. That’s why we are offering Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for free.
As part of this effort, the company has announced four new community apps to help its customers, including government agencies and enterprises, manage complex emergency response workflows. These apps are now available at servicenow.com/crisisresponse for customers to access free of charge through September 30, 2020
Cisco is broadening there COVID-19 offers to include security for remote employees by providing extended free licenses and expanded usage counts at no extra charge for three of our key security technologies including AnyConnect, DuO and Umbrella that are designed to protect remote workers anywhere, anytime and on any device.
Beyond Trust is offering our Secure Remote Access solutions free to help organizations support an increased remote workforce due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For Prisma Access, we are offering free accelerated deployment and on-boarding of remote users.Also, for any existing Prisma Access customers, we will be giving additional capacity to address increased usage at no additional cost for 90 days. – Reach out to your Computex or Palo Alto Rep for more details.
Deliver secure, responsive access to applications, desktops, and data to an unlimited number of users on any cloud provider, from any device, any location, and at any scale with Frame – free for 30 days.
Existing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (formerly known as XenApp and XenDesktop) customers will be extended special offers to quickly scale their current environment to a broader number of employees so they can be prepared to employ work-from-home and remote work programs as needed. For more information on the program, contact your Computex/Citrix account manager
Deploy and scale your virtualized Windows desktops and apps on Azure for free for 12 months.