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Current Product and Solution Trials

Many CDW partners are offering free trials and offers for many work from home solutions, spanning from online collaboration and videoconferencing solutions to endpoint security and authentication, and much more.

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Information Subject to Change

All of this information is subject to change at any time per our partners' discretion.

Free Webex Online

Duration: 90 days

Cisco is offering free Webex accounts for individuals and small business that need an immediate solution to enable remote working. This includes unlimited meetings with up to 100 participants and the ability to experience meetings on your desktop or mobile device. Additionally, you get screensharing and recording capability with 1GB of cloud storage.

Webex Enterprise Trials

Duration: 30 or 90 days, with 30 day extension availability

Webex Trials is for organizations looking to provide host meeting accounts to employees and require centralized administrative management and reporting capabilities. Meetings are full featured, with HD video, content sharing and recording. You can have unlimited meetings and webinars with up to 200 participants.This features toll-dial and VoIP audio.

Webex FedRAMP

Duration: 90 days with a 30 day grace period

Cisco is providing FedRAMP Trials, available for 50 seats per customer with ability to go up to 1,000 seats. Intended for those requiring FedRAMP, these trials provide a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP Trials includes global toll and VoIP and requires passwords on all meetings.

Free Events for Customers

For organizations that had to cancel or postpone physical events due to COVID-19, Cisco is delivering free events with Vbrick, with 3 free live events up to 500 participants or 1 free live event up to 5,000 participants.

Webex Events 3000

Duration: 30 days

Cisco is providing Webex Events 3000 to customers for free. One month of service is provided for one Named User and must be renewed and approved if extension needed. Webex Audio (if required) can be added at Standard Discounts. You can choose to use VoIP only at no cost. This offer needs to be ordered through CDW. 

Webex Contact Center Quick Deployment

Duration: 90 days

The quick deployment solution bundles premium agent software, PSTN for calling and a robust set of omnichannel, routing and report capabilities for up to 1,000 concurrent agents. The bundle features include quick deployment, short-term commitment, rapid ramp up for crisis response teams and special considerations for qualifying healthcare providers such as hospitals and medical clinics.

Unified Communications Manager (UCM)

Duration: 90 days with one-time renewal option

For customers looking to temporarily configure users on their existing solution so they can work remotely, an enterprise can add temporary licenses to enable remote users to use Cisco Jabber or Webex Teams, or a Cisco IP Phone connected at their remote desk. UCM provides reliable, secure, scalable and manageable call control. These licenses will be available to request on a self-service tool available by April 1, 2020.

Cisco Security (Umbrella, Duo and AnyConnect with ASAv)

Duration: Until July 1

Product offer for existing customers: Expanded capacity/upgrade licenses for core remote work security offers.

Product offer for new customers: Extended trial license periods (30 or 90 days from activation).

Meraki Security for Remote Work

Duration: until July 25, 2020

Meraki cloud-managed security appliances deliver an 'in-office' experience to your customers' employees without the cost or complexity of traditional architectures. Qualified attendees of the Cisco Meraki webinar get a free Meraki product. Orders must be booked by July 25, 2020.

Cisco Data Center

Duration: 180 days

Cisco is providing a set of data center offerings that will help customers manage and rapidly expand their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) including a new, pre-configured HyperFlex bundle with prioritized shipping and free Intersight management for 180 days.

Cisco Intersight Essentials Edition

Duration: 180 days

To help IT teams monitor and manage their infrastructure anywhere, anytime, Cisco is augmenting the VDI data center bundle with a 180-day free trial of Cisco Intersight Essentials edition. Intersight is a cloud-based SaaS tool that lets you manage all your HyperFlex and UCS devices from anywhere through a single pane of glass.


Microsoft Teams Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Trial

Duration: 6 months

Available to new or existing commercial customers managed by a CSP partner (1000 user limit).

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Office 365 E1 CSP Trial

Duration: 6 months

Available to new or existing commercial customers managed by a CSP partner (3000 user limit).

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Office 365 E1 Trial

Duration: 6 months

Available to all customers, no user limit. This is initiated through Microsoft.

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Microsoft Teams

Duration: Unlimited

Work remotely without feeling remote. With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world, teams and schools everywhere are moving to remote work and distance learning. Get Teams for free and learn how to get started.

Microsoft Teams Exploratory Experience

Duration: No cost until January 2021

End users who have an AAD account as a part of an existing Microsoft service. No user limits, initiated by end user.

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Office 365 G1 Trial (GCC)

Duration: 6 months

GCC customers managed by Microsoft, no user limits , IT admin initiated.

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Office 365 A1/A5 Education

Duration: 6 months

New or existing education customers, no user limits, IT admin initiated.

Office 365 Nonprofit E1 for Volunteers (Donation)

Duration: 6 months

New or existing nonprofit customers, 2000 user limit, IT admin initiated.


Security (Carbon Black)

Duration: 90 days

For the next 90 days, VMware has removed endpoint limits for customers’ existing licenses. Customers should confidently execute their business continuity plans without worrying about potential overage fees. 

SD-WAN (VeloCloud)

Duration: 3 months

Get a free trial of up to 50 (100 when combined with Horizon or VMC on AWS offers) Velocloud Edge devices for 3 months.

Cloud (VMC on AWS)

Duration: through May 3, 2020

For VMware Cloud on AWS use-cases driven by business continuity needs due to COVID-19: 30% off On Demand use for up to 12 months, 30% off 1-year Reserved Instance subscriptions.

EUC (WorkspaceONE and Horizon)

Duration: 4 months

CDW receives additional discounts off Workspace ONE, Horizon Cloud and Horizon 7 MSRP. Requires special approval — reach out to the VMware sales team for more info. 


Free Network Kit

Duration: through April 30, 2020

Aruba User Experience Insight (UXI) enables healthcare IT professionals to ensure network performance and conductremote troubleshooting for new, existing or temporary clinical, research and health care environments. Eligible Healthcare end user customers in the US and Canada can get 5 Aruba UXI Sensors and a 6 month ServiceSubscription for free.

Cloud Network Management

Duration: through April 30, 2020

A centralized model is helping streamline wired, Wi-Fi and SD-WAN operations, identify potential network and device issues more quickly, and deliver business benefits. It’s management for today’s intelligent edge. Try Aruba Central free for 90 days.

Free Instant Access Points

Duration: through April 30, 2020

Buy 3 of Aruba's cloud-ready Instant Access Points and get 2 free. Plus, for a limited time, when you buy 3 Aruba Central licenses—a solution that lets you manage your Wi-Fi from anywhere, easily—you can get 2 licenses free.

Extendable 0% Financing

Duration: through April 30, 2020

This program covers Aruba networking products only and can be combined with other Aruba promotions. There is a 0% implicit finance rate for a 36-month term. Qualifying transactions fall between $2500 and $175K.

Virtual Intranet Access (VIA)

Duration: indefinite

Aruba Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) client is a secure VPN service for users who need corporate connectivity at home, temporary sites or while they’re mobile.


Secure Wi-Fi

Duration: indefinite

To help healthcare facilities to focus on serving patients, Juniper is offering a free secure “Pop-Up Wi-Fi Network” kit to customers for any temporary coronavirus testing facility. More information and a request form can be found here.

AI-Driven Assistant

Duration: 3 months

Troubleshoot remotely with Marvis Virtual Network Assistant - free for 90 days to existing Mist Wired/Wireless Assurance customers. Customers can activate by simply completing this request form and entering "Type of Request" as "COVID-19 Marvis Offer".

Network Security Offers

Duration: 4 months

With a secure network being more important than ever, Juniper has three offers to help customers secure critical workloads, secure remote sites and defend against DDoS.

Virtual Training

Duration: indefinite

Whether you need a quick demo or certification testing, Juniper Training has a full online curriculum at your service. From Virtual Demos, 25 Juniper Open Learning courses and Juniper vLabs, to Juniper certs with remote proctoring.


Secure Wi-Fi

Duration: indefinite

To help healthcare facilities to focus on serving patients, Juniper is offering a free secure “Pop-Up Wi-Fi Network” kit to customers for any temporary coronavirus testing facility. More information and a request form can be found here.

AI-Driven Assistant

Duration: 3 months

Troubleshoot remotely with Marvis Virtual Network Assistant - free for 90 days to existing Mist Wired/Wireless Assurance customers. Customers can activate by simply completing this request form and entering "Type of Request" as "COVID-19 Marvis Offer".

Network Security Offers

Duration: 4 months

With a secure network being more important than ever, Juniper has three offers to help customers secure critical workloads, secure remote sites and defend against DDoS.

Virtual Training

Duration: indefinite

Whether you need a quick demo or certification testing, Juniper Training has a full online curriculum at your service. From Virtual Demos, 25 Juniper Open Learning courses and Juniper vLabs, to Juniper certs with remote proctoring.


Avaya Spaces for Education/Nonprofit

Duration: through August 31, 2020

Avaya Spaces™ to educational and eligible nonprofit organizations worldwide at no charge. With this easy-to-use cloud-based video conferencing and collaboration app, you can bring people, content and communications together--anywhere.

Avaya Spaces Free License

Duration: 60 days

Avaya is pleased to offer a free 60-day license to Avaya Spaces—including video conferencing—for your entire organization. This free offer also includes persistent chat spaces and file sharing, and is accessible from a browser or mobile app.

Avaya Remote Worker Tools

Duration: 90 days

Solutions are available for virtually every Avaya unified communications platform, and in many cases you may already have entitlements to enable remote working. Complimentary 90-day licenses are also available to assist you if required.

Avaya Contact Center

Duration: 90 days

Avaya is offering a remote solution that fits your current Avaya contact center allowing your agents to work remotely without compromising your customer and employee experiences.

Healthcare Solutions

Duration: 60 days
Avaya is offering the following to healthcare organizations:
  • A free 60-day license to Avaya Spaces
  • Avaya Aura® and Avaya IP Office™ and feature a 90-day complimentary Power user license. This offer is limited to existing Avaya Aura and Avaya IP Office license holders who transition to work from home for the 90-day access period
  • 90-day complimentary license for Avaya contact center platforms

Additional Trials

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Solution
Duration: 30 days

Nutanix is offering a 30 day free trial including unlimited users for Xi Frame, their Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution.

DNS Security
Duration: 90 days

Palo Alto's Prisma Access solution offers remote users a quick deployment, global reach and a dynamic scale up and down capability. 

SaaS Backup
Duration: 30 days

SaaS Backup protects and recovers your entire Office 365 from your emails, calendars, and contacts to tasks, OneDrive files, SharePoint and Sites and keeps it for as long as you need to.

Veritas Backup Exec
Duration: 60 days

Backup Exec features include integration with Azure Site Recovery for Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), seamless scalability of Backup Exec to the cloud, and a broad range of certified integrated cloud connectors, including AWS S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform Storage.

Endpoint and O365 Backup
Duration: 6 months

Druva has launched a Business Resiliency Response Program. Druva is providing six months of free endpoint and O365 data protection for up to 300 users per organization. 

Data Protection for Laptops and Desktops
Duration: through Sept 1st

Commvault and Microsoft Azure are offering Metallic Endpoint Backup & Recovery free of charge through September 1, 2020. Customers simply sign up through CDW and deploy the solution in minutes – without a sales conversation or PO required. The offer covers up to 1,000 endpoints located in the U.S. or Canada.

Single Sign-On/Multi-Factor Authentication
Duration: 6 months

Okta is currently offering their single sign-on and Multi-Factor Authentication for free. These offerings are part of their Emergency Remote Work campaign and will be available for eligible customers up to 6 months from the contract start date.

Customer Engagement
Duration: 90 days

All businesses who are not current RingCentral CX customers and are impacted by COVID-19 get free seat license access to RingCentral Contact Center Work from Home Business Continuity Program.

RC Office
Duration: 3 months

RingCentral offers its flagship UC product RCO to schools facing closure and healthcare providers/nonprofits supporting the fight against COVID-19 to support mission-critical business communications. New customers can get RC Office free and existing customer get increased meeting entitlements (up to 100 participants).

Free Evolve IP Collaboration and Virtual Workspaces
Duration: through April 30, 2020

To help CDW clients during this very challenging time, Evolve IP is offering their work from home solutions to companies with more than 100 employees at either no cost, or month-to-month with no long-term commitment. 

Google Hangouts Meet
Duration: through July 1, 2020

G Suite customers can use advanced Hangouts Meet video conference features like larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming and recording. After July 1, Hangouts Meet functionality will revert to G Suite Basic, Business or Education based on the customer’s edition. 

Free Video Meetings
Duration: indefinite

8x8 has free video meetings available to you. All you need is an internet connection and the Google Chrome browser and you’re ready for a game-changing experience. The 8x8 app is available for free download.

For commercial customers 8x8  is offering month-to-month contracts to accommodate work from home initiatives.   

Videoconferencing
Duration: 90 days

BlueJeans is making its service available for free to first responders and NGOs helping communities manage COVID-19 outbreaks.  Get organization-wide access for 90 days with extension possible depending on circumstances.

Apple Management Solutions
Duration: 5 months

JAMF is allowing customers to add as many Apple devices to Jamf at no cost until end of September.  Special considerations are given for education and healthcare providers.

Scale Computing HC3
Duration: 30 days

Using your existing infrastructure of physical desktops, VDI or terminal services, Lenovo DCG has a solution that can help you connect your people securely and immediately to your existing workflows without having to take anything home.

Endpoint Security
Duration: until May 16, 2020

CrowdStrike is introducing a pair of new programs to help existing customers deal efficiently and effectively with this sudden burst in remote workers, so business operations can continue without unnecessary complications and delays.

Data Loss Protection (DLP)
Duration: 3 months

To provide immediate assistance to customers with a surge of work-from-home employees, McAfee is offering 3-month paid subscription licenses for Endpoint, DLP, Unified Cloud Edge and CASB products.

Data Management
Duration: 30 days

Veeam Availability Suite is Veeam’s flagship solution that makes data management simple, flexible and reliable. Take the stress out of maintaining your data by removing the manual processes associated with data protection, recovery, monitoring, ransomware protection and compliance. 

Data Management
Duration: 2 weeks

Rubrik simplifies backup and recovery for virtualized environments. It eliminates backup software by integrating data orchestration, catalog management, and deduplicated storage into a single, scale-out fabric. Rubrik scales linearly so your business is not hampered by forklift upgrades.

AWS Desktop and Application Streaming Business Productivity
Duration: 12 months

AWS remote work and learning solutions allow employees, contact center agents and students to remain productive and connected while working from home. AWS remote work and learning services include remote desktops and applications, tools for communication and collaboration and contact center solutions that can be deployed quickly at global scale.

 

Video Conferencing
Duration: while supplies last

K-12 teachers can request to receive a complimentary webcam and headset bundle from our dedicated application website to continue teaching outside of the classroom. Logitech webcams provide high-quality video and work with any video conferencing platform you use for teaching. Logitech headsets offer a focused audio experience, minimizing background noise disruption.

HPE Financial Services
Duration: indefinite

HPE Financial Services can help alleviate some of the strain felt by businesses around the globe as they navigate an uncertain business climate. From helping release capital from existing infrastructures, to deferring payments, and providing pre-owned tech to relieve capacity strain, HPEFS has the ability to help address some of the most pressing issues quickly.

HPE VDI, Compute and Storage
Duration: indefinite

HPE has extensive VDI, compute and storage inventory to assist customers as they transition to a remote workforce, enabling shipment of equipment within 24-48hrs.

iLO Advanced Trial License
Duration: free until December 31st, 2020

HPE has made HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced free of charge for all HPE customers and partners. This server management software enables customers to configure, monitor, and update HPE servers seamlessly - from anywhere. 

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Duration: indefinite

Give employees the app and desktop experience they need to succeed—on any device, over any network.

Videoconferencing
Duration: indefinite

Zoom has removed a 40-minute meeting limit on its free Basic accounts for students and teachers at American K-12 schools. The company has partnered with Clever, the most widely used single sign-on service used by U.S. school districts, so that schools who don’t have access to its service can get it quickly. 

E911 Support Free
Duration: 60 day

RedSky's MyE911® service supports teleworkers using softphones. Their E911 solutions will help your customers protect their workers as they are burdened with unexpected expenses and the complexity of operating with a remote workforce.

Riverbed Client Accelerator
Duration: 90 days

With a Riverbed Client Accelerator free 90-day license (formerly SteelHead Mobile), you can improve workforce productivity by:

  • Optimizing At-Home Network Connections. Achieve up to 99% data reduction & boost network performance.
  • Delivering Reliable Performance of business-critical Cloud, SaaS and on-premises applications with up to 10x faster performance.
  • Eliminating Performance Problems caused by unpredictable network latency and competition among applications.
Ecostruxure IT
Duration: 90 days

Remotely monitor and manage your IT infrastructure with EcoStruxure IT Expert. Sign up for a 90-day free trial.

Third Party Maintenance
Duration: indefinite

Park Place Technologies is now able to bring on month-to-month basis contracts as customers and prospects need during this time.

NetApp Cloud Insights
Duration: 30 days

NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers. Let Cloud Insights help you understand current workloads, so you can invest wisely in future enhancements. Get a free 30 day trial.

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