In response to the current situation, companies all over the world are taking various steps to help protect their employees, with many organizations adopting a work from home IT strategy. While this shift to remote work may not be a major transition for some organizations, staying secure and productive during this critical time can be a challenge.

How to keep your workforce productive during work from home

Our security partners at Okta believe any organization that could benefit from leveraging the Okta Identity Cloud for remote work to keep their workforces productive should be able to do so at no cost. To that end, they are offering core Okta services for free to all new customers. These include:

  • Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to 5 apps for all users
  • Best Practices Guides and Community Access
  • Support and Training

Okta for Emergency Remote Work will be available for six months, with the option to extend based on the situation. They also want to ensure that organizations using these tools have work from home IT best practices available so employees can focus on their teams and not the technology. If you’re looking for support on topics like how to quickly deploy MFA or how to implement policies for a remote workforce, visit Okta’s Secure Access for Remote Workforce page for additional support.

Your work from home IT toolkit

There are several IT tools your organization can begin leveraging to improve the work from home experience. To help you get started, Okta created a list of some of the most popular remote work tools within the categories of videoconferencing, document collaboration, VPNs and more.

For full details on how to take advantage of the promotion and resources above, visit the Okta for Emergency Remote Work page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your CDW Account Manager.

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