List of Free Software, Tools and Services During Coronavirus Outbreak

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    List of Free Software and Services During Coronavirus Outbreak
    March 14, 2020
    According to a report by Vice, AT&T is suspending broadband data caps during the Coronavirus outbreak.

    Cisco is changing its free Webex meeting software so that it supports unlimited usage, supports up to 100 people per meeting, and has toll dial-in availability.

    Cloudflare has made its Cloudflare for Teams service free for small businesses for at least six months.

    Discord has enhanced its free Go Live streaming service so that it can now support 50 simultaneous users rather than 10.
    "[...] You can learn more about how to get started with Go Live here," Discord stated in a blog post.

    Google is giving G Suite and G Suite for Education customers free access to their Hangouts Meet video-conferencing features.

    Instant Housecall
    Subscribers to Instant Housecall can now create subaccounts that allow remote workers to take over their office PC.
    "All plans now include subaccounts that let your customers work remotely. Using a subaccount that you create, your customers can login and control their own unattended PC," the announcement states.

    LogMeIn is providing a free Emergency Remote Work Kit that gives free 3-month site-wide licenses to GoToMeeting to make it easier for remote workers to conduct meetings.
    "[...] For example, the “Meet” Emergency Remote Work Kit will provide eligible organizations with a free site-wide license of GoToMeeting for 3 months," LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagnar said in a blog post.

    The Loom video messaging platform has announced that through July 1st, 2020 they will provide these additional features: [...]

    Microsoft is making Microsoft Teams for free for the next six months to aid businesses who move towards a remote workplace during the outbreak. [...] Microsoft EVP and President JP Courtois stated on Twitter.

    Splashtop is offering free 60-day licenses to its Business Access remote access software.

    TechSmith is giving free licenses to their TechSmith Snagit screen capture software and the TechSmith Video Review software through June 30th, 2020. [...] TechSmith announced.

    Zoho is now offering free access to its Remotely remote work software suite through July 1st, 2020.

    For people in China, Zoom has enhanced the Basic (free) license by removing the 40-minute meeting limit.
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    Adobe granting Creative Cloud access to students at home amidst campus closedowns
    March 13, 2020
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    Coursera offers free access to universities closed by coronavirus
    March 13, 2020
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    Discord experienced an outage that made many servers unavailable
    The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect chat services
    March 16, 2020
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    Estonia offers its digital education solutions for free to support other countries
    March 16, 2020
    Remote Learning Solutions from Estonia - that you can now use for free
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    Edtech companies offer free tools to colleges affected by COVID-19
    March 17, 2020
    Assistive technology company Accessibyte Online has offered free access to its cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading-impaired students.

    Adobe Connect
    Web conferencing platform Adobe Connect — which supports collaboration via video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A and document sharing — has offered a free 90-day trial through July 1st.

    The AI-powered communication platform AdmitHub has made a free chatbot to help colleges answer questions about coronavirus with answers that are reviewed by the World Health Organization.

    Cisco Webex
    Cisco Webex is offering free video-meeting software to keep classrooms connected during the health crisis.

    ClassMaster, which digitizes existing paper or computer-based teaching resources and can track student performance over time, has been made free for the rest of the academic year.

    Online learning platform Coursera has made some 3,800 courses free to every university in the world impacted by coronavirus until July 31, 2020.

    Software development platform GitHub is offering computer science instructors free access to developer tools for domain name, code visualization and application monitoring through the GitHub Teacher Toolkit, along with free access to auto-grading with GitHub Classroom.

    Chat and video messaging platform Pronto has made its synchronous communication platform free for university professors dealing with coronavirus-related challenges during the 2020 spring and summer terms.

    Top Hat
    Student engagement platform Top Hat has made its lecture tools that track attendance, ask questions, feature interactive slides, and manage classroom discussions free of charge for professors and students who have current, active classes, to complete their current terms.
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    Free tools and services for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis
    Companies like Atlassian, Okta and Intermedia are extending free versions of their offerings
    March 19, 2020
    Atlassian, the collaboration and productivity software provider, is making its flagship cloud products available for free for teams of up to 10 people.

    Additionally, Atlassian is giving educators free, one-year subscriptions to Trello Business Class, to help them stay organized and connected as they transition to remote learning.
    "While working remotely is the right thing to do during this time of social distancing, making the transition with little or no warning is unavoidably disruptive," Atlassian co-founder and CEO Scott Farquhar wrote in a blog post.​

    The cloud identity management firm Okta launched Okta for Emergency Remote Work, which offers core Okta services for free to all new customers for six months (with possible extensions based on the situation).
    Okta has also compiled a list of some of the most popular remote work tools -- [...] blog post.

    Communication and collaboration firm Intermedia is offering the AnyMeeting Pro video conferencing and webinar service for free to all new users through Dec. 31, 2020, with no usage restrictions.
    The company has also published a Remote Work Success Kit, which includes articles and best-practice recommendations for managing distributed workforce programs.

    Earlier this month, cloud communications provider 8x8 hastened the global rollout of its free 8x8 Video Meetings tool.
    8x8 has already seen a big spike in Video Meetings usage, with the number of new users more than tripling since Feb. 1.
    "8x8's mission is to deliver cloud solutions that allow companies to be ready, resilient and responsive. This ensures business continuity and allows people to work safely and productively from anywhere around the globe," CEO Vik Verma said in a statement.​

    Igloo Software, which provides cloud-based digital workplace solutions, announced a free offering for organizations that are transitioning to remote work.
    "Igloo itself has recently, and successfully, enacted our remote working plan," CEO Jason Hahn said in a statement.

    Salesforce has made its collaboration offering Quip Starter available for free to any Salesforce customer or non-profit through September 30.

    Experience Management platform Qualtrics, owned by SAP, is offering free access to Remote Work Plus, to help organizations assess the wellbeing of their remote workers.
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    These apps and services are responding to coronavirus pandemic with free information
    March 29, 2020
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    Free Security Tools, Resources Offered During Coronavirus Outbreak
    April 7, 2020
    ImmuniWeb - Web Security Package
    ImmuniWeb is offering companies that are moving operations online $500,000 worth of services. In addition, ImmuniWeb has removed some limits on its already-free services to help organizations that will not qualify for its offer.

    Cloudflare - Cloudflare for Teams
    Cloudflare is offering Cloudflare for Teams for free for at least the next 6 months. The solution is designed to enable remote workers to operate securely and help organizations secure devices, networks and internal applications.

    Netscout - Threat Intelligence Portal
    Netscout is providing free access to its Cyber Threat Horizon threat intelligence portal, which offers network and security operators visibility into DDoS attacks in real time. The service collects, analyzes and prioritizes data on past and emerging threats.

    Zix-AppRiver - Secure Messaging Service and Microsoft 365 Audit Tool
    Zix-AppRiver says businesses can use its Healthyemail encrypted messaging service and its Microsoft 365 security audit tool for free. Healthyemail allows users to send messages and large files securely, while the audit tool scans for vulnerabilities within Microsoft 365. The offer is currently not limited to a certain period of time.

    Cyber Risk Aware - Free Phishing Test
    Cyber Risk Aware is offering a free phishing test that organizations can use to test their staff, including against recently added COVID-19-themed phishing lures. The company is also providing a free training course on “Cyber security outside the office.”

    PhishCloud - Phishing Protection
    PhishCloud is offering its PhishCloud Lite package for free for one year. The product is designed to show employees which links are safe or unsafe when they surf the web.

    Tufin - Firewall Change Tracker
    Tufin is offering a free tool called the Tufin Firewall Change Tracker, which provides organizations real-time visibility into firewall rule changes. Security teams can use the tool to view multi-vendor firewall changes in real time, including who changed what and when.

    1Password - 1Password Business
    1Password is offering its 1Password Business password manager free for 6 months. Until now the trial period was only 30 days and under normal circumstances the solution costs $8 per user per month.

    Microsoft - Zero Trust Assessment Tool
    Microsoft is offering a free zero trust assessment tool designed to help organizations determine where they are in their journey to implement a zero trust security model. This security model, which assumes that every request originates from an uncontrolled network, can be highly useful for preventing unauthorized access to corporate systems while most employees work from home.

    Odo Security - Remote Access Solution
    Odo Security is offering free subscriptions to its secure remote access solution, OdoAccess. The offer is available to organizations affected by the coronavirus crisis if they register before June 1. For additional information, companies can reach out to Odo via email at info(at)

    SANS - Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit
    SANS is offering a Security Awareness work-from-home deployment kit that includes useful information for both organizations and individuals. The kit includes a comprehensive step-by-step guide for securing a company’s remote workforce, employee training recommendations, tips and videos.

    Untangle - Cybersecurity Resources
    Untangle has set up a COVID-19 resource center that provides a free library of resources that can help organizations secure their network and their employees while they work from home.
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