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20 Free Cybersecurity Tools To Keep You Safe When Working From Home

From virtual firewalls and VPNs to endpoint and web protection to threat intelligence and incident response services, here’s a look at the free cybersecurity tools users can access while working from home.

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Securing The Home Office

The surge in employees working from home over the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold has created a major need for access control tools that provide workers with a way to get into highly sensitive databases and systems remotely. In response, many cybersecurity vendors have made their VPN (virtual private network) or VPN alternatives available to existing or prospective customers for free.

Organizations face new threats as adversaries leverage COVID-19 for social engineering purposes in phishing or other highly targeted attacks, often going after essential firms like hospitals, financial institutions, universities and government agencies. For this reason, some vendors have made free versions of their offerings available to businesses or employees in a particular vertical that’s under siege.

Some cybersecurity vendors have therefore focused on making threat intelligence, incident response and remediation services available at no cost to organizations in the most affected verticals. Others, meanwhile, have focused on unlocking free access to traditional cybersecurity products such as virtual firewalls, firewall rule changes, and endpoint protection for SaaS and cloud environments.

Here’s a look at 20 free cybersecurity tools that users and organizations can access while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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