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FREE or discounted offers from our vendor partners

In light of the current Coronavirus situation, our technology partners are offering discounted and free of charge products/services to help with remote working and security. We’ll continue to list the offers below to help you when you need them.

See below for the full list of current offers for Microsoft, Security and Infrastructure solutions.

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.

Microsoft Offers

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.

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:

  • Dynamics 365 / Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 / Microsoft 365 Business / Office 365 Business Premium / Office 365 E3 / Office 365 E5 / Project Plan1 / Windows 10 Enterprise E3

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.

Microsoft Power Platform Free Six-Month Product Offer

To empower organisations to take advantage of Microsoft's Power Platform and Dynamics 365 solutions, Microsoft are making Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Apps portals and Power Virtual Agents available for a free six-month product offer, that includes all premium capabilities for customers in the healthcare, education, non-profit, and government sectors.

*Contact your Bytes account manager to sign up.

Security Technology Offers

Check Point Mobile Messaging 

It takes one phishing link or the download of one rogue app to allow attackers to steal corporate information - so organisations need to secure these devices quickly and seamlessly

That's why Check Point are offering a 30 Day Free Trial of Sandblast Mobile to Connect up to 200 deices with Zero Touch Deployment to keep your Remote Workforce Protected.

Varonis COVID-19 Cyber Task Force (FREE)

Varonis COVID-19 Cyber Task Force has been created to help as many customers, and non-customers, as their resources allow. Learn more

Ways they can help (all for zero cost) include:

- a FREE incident response team to answer ANY questions or concerns
- Running a health check to see that all critical assets are being monitored.
- FREE eval licenses for data protection that can be set up in 90 minutes.
- Building daily summary reports, weekly alert reviews & alert tuning. 

Check Point (existing customers) FREE 30-day licenses for Check Point Mobile Access Blade Remote Access VPN

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. Learn more

Qualys Cloud Agent - 2 months FREE  (existing customers)

Qualys are assisting their customers during this difficult period by providing Cloud Agent solutions for Inventory, Vulnerability Management, Secure Assessment Configurations and Patch Management free for 60 days to scan remote assets through their existing platforms.

CrowdStrike FREE Burst Licensing for corporate-owned devices & Falcon Prevent low cost option for employee-owned devices

Both offers are for existing Crowdstrike customers 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.

Thales - Safenet Trusted Access (STA) free for 30 days 

The free 30-day trial of STA Cloud based access management includes 10 free Mobilepass tokens, 2 SMS tokens, Cloud Single Sign-On, built-in integration templates, customisable access policies and dashboard of access statistics. Learn more

Mimecast 90 day free web security trial

Fully featured Web Security service - free for 90 days - trials must begin before 31 July 2020. Learn more

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.

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. Okta for Emergency Remote Work will be available for six months, with the option to extend as they track the situation. 

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.

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.  For more information reach out to your Bytes account manager.

Tenable - Free Elastic Licencing & Upgrades to (existing customers)

Tenable customers can deploy their Nessus Agents on all endpoints during this crisis. Existing customers are eligible for free trial upgrades to from Security Centre or Nessus pro to give them unlimited advanced vulnerability scanning capabilities. Learn more.

* Please be aware ALL offers listed here are subject to terms & conditions. Speak to Bytes for further details.

Infrastructure & Datacentre Offers

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.

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.

Data protection for your remote workforce – FREE for 90 days

Protect your data while working remotely, prevent ransomware attacks and ensure instantaneous file backup free for 90-days with Veritas Desktop and Laptop Option. Learn more

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.

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.


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

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.

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. 

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


* Please be aware that ALL offers listed here are subject to terms & conditions. Speak to Bytes for further details.

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