5 Free Cybersecurity Tools That Will Help Protect Your Organization Through The Coronavirus Chaos
Facebook, Google, Twitter and many other companies both large and small have implemented remote working policies for many – or all – of their employees around the world. Millions are now working from home, and many organizations are scrambling to provide the collaboration tools and infrastructure to support this change.
The good news is that some companies have special offers in place to help companies through this chaotic period. For example, Google is offering its premium version of Hangouts Meet for free, to assist businesses and schools operating remotely. Microsoft meanwhile has made its Teams platform available for free.
Free Cyber Security Tools
When it comes to cyber security, the attackers and threats haven’t stopped because of the coronavirus. If anything, they’ve increased dramatically. Below you can find 5 free cyber security tools to help keep your business protected during this challenging time.
Odo enables the management of least privilege access to internal resources with real-time, intelligent trust decisions based on defined policies and contextual data. During this time, Odo is offering free subscriptions to OdoAccess, its secure remote access solution. This free offer is available to companies for use by employees based in countries impacted by the Coronavirus health crisis, as defined by Odo.
Cyberark specializes in secure privileged access. The company is offering its CyberArk Alero feature – which provides secure remote access to critical systems managed by CyberArk – at no cost through the end of May. The offer is for qualified customers as determined by Cyberark.
Cisco is providing extended free licenses and expanded usage counts for three of its security products at no charge until July 1st 2020. The free products included are:
- Cisco Umbrella, which protects users from malicious websites
- Duo Security, which allows organizations to verify users’ identities and establish device trust – before granting access to applications
- Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, which provides mobile device security
4. PC Matic
PC Matic is offering its PC Pro suite of security tools at no charge until June 30th 2020. The software utilizes PC Matic’s real-time whitelist technology to block unwanted and unsafe programs from executing on workstations. In order to qualify, companies must have ten or more remote workstations, and includes all onboarding and support services.
BitDam, who is mainly known for its Advanced Threat Protection solution for O365 email and OneDrive, is now offering its powerful ATP for Teams at no charge for three months. As remote workers use more collaboration tools – such as instant messaging and video conferencing – users are increasingly exposed to further threats as many of these collaboration tools are not fully secure. There are very few security tools solutions for these collaboration platforms, which is why BitDam resolved to offer BitDam ATP for Teams for free.
Navigate This Chaotic Period Safely
With more employees working remotely, and an environment of increasing cyber security risks, it’s more critical than ever to ensure your entire workforce – remote or otherwise – is protected.
These 5 free cyber security tools are an excellent start to strengthen your security posture.