In light of the current Coronavirus situation, our technology partners are offering discounted and free of charge products/services to help with remote working. We’ll continue to list the offers below to help you when you need them.
If you would like immediate FREE advice, please contact Bytes. We can help you with technology options to suit your organisation today, and for the longer term.
VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure FREE for 45 Days
Helping companies get started with Virtual Desktops (VDI) and applications as a remote workforce solution. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution, no on-premise hardware or infrastructure required. Bring your own Azure capacity ID. Create your desktop/application images and go!
VMware Workspace ONE FREE for 90 days
For those who want to leverage a mobility solution. If you’d like more information you can join the VMware webinar: Pandemic Preparedness and Response: How to Quickly Set Up a Remote Workforce for Success.
Qualys Cloud Agent - 2 months FREE (existing customers)
Qualys are assisting their customers during this difficult period by providing the following additional functionality for free for 60 days
This allows them to scan remote assets through their existing platforms.
Check Point (existing customers) FREE 60-day licenses for Check Point Mobile Access Blade Remote Access VPN
Ensure secure remote connectivity for all your employees. This provides your business with secure, enterprise-grade remote access to corporate applications including email and sensitive data - free for 30 days - to ensure employees stay connected. Bytes technical consultants can also provide full support as required to smoothly implement this additional remote access security.
Varonis FOC 60 day trial of Edge to support existing customers
Monitor and correlate remote worker and data access activity, speed up any investigations via their WebUI, detect potentially compromised home workers that remote in from unusual locations or at unusual times.
CrowdStrike FREE Burst Licensing for corporate-owned devices & Falcon Prevent low cost option for employee-owned devices
Both offers are for existing Crowdstrike customers and these offers are open for a limited time.
CyberArk FREE Secure Remote Employee and Third Party Vendor Access for existing customers with Alero
Must be a deployed CyberArk customer and on v10.3 or above (Core PAS and/or EPV/PSM) - Must meet the system requirements to run CyberArk Alero. Ends 31st May 2020.
SentinelOne CORE and rapid deployment endpoint and next generation AV services are offered free of charge
The free Remote Work Program includes no limits on licensing and ends 15th May 2020.
FREE personal PC and Mac protection for all Sophos customers
For the duration of the COVID-19 global health concern, all Sophos customers can protect their employees’ personal PCs and Macs for free with our Sophos Home Commercial Edition program.
It gives your staff the same business-grade protection that our commercial customers already enjoy, providing added peace of mind when working remotely. For more information reach out to your Bytes account manager.
FREE Remote Work Planning and Performance Monitoring solution
We've teamed up with Lakeside Software to offer you support to help manage the productivity and user experience of your employees currently working frrom home. More details on how to monitor and support users with this cloud-delivered tool can be found here. To take advantage of this FREE offer, click here.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Free
Free and simple backup solution for Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. Learn more.
Veeam Agent for Linux Free
Ensure the backup of your Linux workloads with a Free and simple backup solution for Linux-based physical servers and workloads. Learn more.
Amazon Web Services - FREE workspaces resources for 3 months
Amazon Web Services (AWS) are offering 3 months of workspaces resources for up to 50 desktops completely FREE! Contact the Bytes AWS team for more information – we can also submit for funding to build the environment for you. For more information, click here.
Sophos - FREE virtual XG Firewall for 90 days
Anyone who needs to set up IPsec or SSL VPN connections for secure remote access can now use the XG Firewall free trial for 90 days. Deploy using your preferred virtual environment, including VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V, and KVM.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops up to 52% Discount (RRP) bought before 30th April
You can choose between on-premise Citrix Virtual Apps, Desktop Advanced or Premium licenses - concurrent or user/device. These can run alongside your existing Citrix estate but need to be a separate delivery. This offer entitles you to a 12-month term, with 6 month’s usage within it. Remote working, burst up capabilities, secure access to data and applications.
Microsoft Teams FREE 6-month trial for up to 1000 users (see below for full details)
To help customers who have not yet purchased. In addition, Bytes can help you to deploy Microsoft Teams with our FastTrack Services.
Cisco WebEx Meetings plan FREE for 100 participants
Giving you meetings with HD video, screen sharing, and a personal room. Use it as long as you like.
Bytes Backup for Office 365 FREE for 6 months
Bytes Backup for Office 365 (powered by Druva) is a comprehensive, scalable and cost-effective Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that provides the protection you need. Try it for 6 months for free with 6 months of endpoint protection included as well.
Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to 5 apps at no cost to any organisation
Access to over 6,500 pre-integrated apps - Okta Verify (OTP) mobile authenticator for secure MFA - SSO and MFA for VPN to enable secure remote access. Includes Best Practice guides for easy set-up, Support from Okta and Training.
Palo Alto Networks Prima Access FREE accelerated deployment & onboarding
Prisma Access provides cloud-delivered security and access to employees all around the world, and allows you to quickly enable a mobile workforce, without the need to deploy additional hardware. As time is of the essence, Palo Alto Networks is now offering free accelerated deployment and onboarding of your remote users, with their QuickStart deployment services
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access free licences - existing customers
Should you need to onboard additional remote user on Primas Access to cover a spike in demand, Palo Alto Networks will support additional licences at no cost for 90 days.
RingCentral Office FREE for 3 Months
New customers impacted by COVID-19 can get free access to RingCentral Office (video, messaging and phone) for three months.
At this difficult time, we want to help those of you working tirelessly to support the health and well-being of your communities. Are you in Lower Education, Healthcare (NHS), or a non-profit organisation? If so, we want to offer you RingCentral free of charge for 3 months. Connect and get your job done from anywhere with one secure desktop or mobile app, which includes, video meetings, messaging and phone. Visit https://www.bytes.co.uk/partners/vendor-partners/ringcentral-offer.
Veeam PN (Powered Network)
Use this FREE software-defined networking (SDN) tool to simplify and orchestrate VPN networking and configuration tasks that eliminates manual networking connectivity and complicated VPN installation procedures. Learn more.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition
Get FREE backup and recovery (for up to 10 users) of Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, eliminating the risk of losing access and control of data, storing it either on premises or in cloud object storage. Learn more.
Microsoft Teams FREE 6 month trial for 1000 users
A fully featured six month trial of Microsoft Teams is available through Bytes for up to 1000 users.
Customers can also sign up to the Freemium version of Teams which does not have an end date (note: there are technical differences between the free version and paid for/trial versions)
Customers with 250 or more Microsoft 365 subscriptions may be eligible for Bytes FastTrack Service. FastTrack provides your business with a full suite of best practices, tools, remote assistance and resources throughout the deployment and adoption stage of Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams, and for the life of your subscription. The FastTrack Service is included in your eligible Microsoft 365 subscription at no additional cost.
Microsoft Office 365 E1 6 month trial
A free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams, is now available. Microsoft is making this special E1 Trial license available in response to the increased need for employees to work from home (WFH) in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
To learn what's available with an E1 license, read Office 365 E1.
Customers should contact their Microsoft Account Manager who will provide you with a promo code that you can use to sign up for the E1 Trial. Unmanaged customers interested in the trial should contact their Bytes Account Manager for assistance.
30 Day trials available
Through the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program Bytes can offer customers access to 30 day / 25 user trials of the following online services:
Contact your Bytes account manager to sign up.
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