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Nov 3, 2019
To make it easier for those who are impacted by the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cisco has enhanced its free Webex account offerings and offering free 90-day business licenses.

To prevent the potential of community spread of the Coronavirus inside and outside of the workplace, some companies are requiring employees to work remotely after international travel.

Other companies, such as Twitter are asking employees to work remotely if possible even if they are not in areas currently impacted by the virus.

"Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us - and the world around us. We are operating out of an abundance of caution and the utmost dedication to keeping our Tweeps healthy," Twitter stated in a blog post.

To aid those impacted by Coronavirus, Cisco has enhanced its free Webex accounts to have additional features that make it easier to work from home.

Previously, free Cisco Webex accounts allow you to host meetings with up to 50 participants for 40 minutes.

With the new offering, free accounts can now host meetings with up to 100 participants and for an unlimited amount of time. They are also offering toll dial-in numbers in addition to their normal VoIP capabilities.

"Effective immediately, we've expanded the capabilities on our free Webex offer in all countries where it is available, not only those impacted by COVID-19," Cisco stated in a new support article.

For businesses, Cisco is also offering free 90-day licenses through partners and the Cisco sales team.

"Additionally, through our partners and the Cisco sales team, we are providing free 90-day licenses to businesses who are not Webex customers in this time of need. We’re also helping existing customers meet their rapidly changing needs as they enable a much larger number of remote workers by expanding their usage at no additional cost."

These free Webex accounts are available in the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

Source: Cisco Offering Free 90-day Webex Licenses Due to Coronavirus