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ESET to stop new sales in Russia and Belarus, aid Ukrainians for free

Cybersecurity company ESET is stopping all new sales to organizations, companies, and individuals in Russia and Belarus.

ESET noted that sales to government and related entities had already been prohibited from 2016.

The company is also upgrading all of its Ukrainian business customers to their highest-grade product for free, extending licenses that are about to expire for all business and consumer customers in the country at no cost.

We are also upgrading all our Ukrainian business customers to our highest-grade product for free and extending licenses that are about to expire for all business and consumer customers in the country at no cost.

“We have upgraded security solutions for threatened organizations in the conflict zone, neighboring states, and in those states participating in the international response should they be targeted. We are also offering new and existing customers internationally the ability to add our powerful protection against zero-day attacks – ESET Dynamic Threat Defense – free of charge.”

As a response to the growing cyberthreat, Google expanded the eligibility for its free protection against DDoS attacks (Project Shield). Over 150 organizations in Ukraine are now using the service, and Google urges any institution in close proximity to the conflict to register for Project Shield.

Cloudflare extended its services to the Ukrainian government, telecom, and any Ukrainian organization facing an attack at no cost.

Whether by the Kremlin’s order or following a wave of companies voluntarily leaving the Russian market, many organizations stopped operating on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Microsoft, Adobe, DXC Technology, Oracle, Mikrotik, Lenovo, Samsung, Dell, Spotify, HP, and Cisco will all be either completely stopping shipments or temporarily shutting down in Russia. For Miscosoft, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Oracle, and Cisco users, this could result in major cybersecurity concerns, as it’s unclear how patching and updating the system’s software will work.

As more IT, streaming, and communications companies announce their leave, Russians turn to VPNs to avoid total isolation. We have gathered a list of the best VPNs for Russia in 2022, including NordVPN, Surfshark, and PrivateVPN.

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