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Security Tools to Protect Your Nonprofit

From accidental data loss, to viruses that can destabilize your systems, nonprofits are more susceptible than they might think to cybersecurity threats. Make sure you identify the weaknesses in your systems and invest in training and tools to reinforce them. All organizations need reliable data backups, antivirus software, and education for their staff on spotting and mitigating an attempted attack. You may also want to invest in a multi-factor identification tool or wireless security devices for your office.

We've gathered some great tools you can get through TechSoup, offering protection and training to keep your nonprofit running smoothly.

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NortonLifeLock offers effective and easy-to-use security software, which you can use to protect up to 100 devices. This allows you to provide your whole organization with protection against malware, spyware, and other viruses and security risks. Norton 360 Deluxe also includes a secure VPN, dark web monitoring, and 50 GB of secure backup storage in the cloud

Norton Small Business and Norton 360 Deluxe are available as donations through TechSoup. The donation program has recently been updated, with reduced admin fees and increased eligibility making the software more accessible than ever before.



Avast's CloudCare tools provide a range of protective measures to mitigate cyberthreats. The products include content filtering, enterprise-grade web protection, and antivirus. This helps you to keep any malicious links, viruses, or prying eyes out of your network and ensure that things run smoothly. You can also make use of Avast's security patching service to prevent, identify and fix vulnerabilities in your network.

You can protect your whole organization by requesting an unlimited number of Avast CloudCare product licenses.



Okta is an identity management solution offering a range of capabilities to suit your team's needs. You can use its single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) tools to provide a layer of protection to your systems and ensure that sensitive information stays away from prying eyes. You can also use it to make accessing your tools simpler and easier, by integrating your apps with Okta and allowing employees to access them from one secure dashboard.

Nonprofits are eligible for 50 free licenses for all Workplace Identity products from Okta and significant discounts for all further licenses and services. You can also get 50 percent off public training courses and apply for pro bono professional services.


Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is a cloud-based identity and security service, helping you to manage and protect your organization's users, devices, and data. Depending on the subscription option you choose, the service can help you to simplify and secure access to your apps and devices. It leverages features such as Microsoft Intune and advanced security reports and alert services to identify potential threats and suspicious activity and protect your devices.

The E3 and E5 licenses of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security are available at a discount through Microsoft's partnership with TechSoup.



Bitdefender enhances protection for networked and non-networked devices by preventing uninvited computer connections, viruses, Trojan horses, spam, and other cybersecurity threats. It provides highly customizable features, including the ability to whitelist websites and easily adjust web protection settings to suit your needs. Its solutions include a firewall, remote management capabilities, and specialized phishing defense, as well as rescue mode in the case of a threat that cannot be easily removed. Organizations looking to protect servers should consider Bitdefender's GravityZone Business Security solution.

Bitdefender offers a range of licensing options allowing you to protect up to 50 devices.


Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki offers cloud-managed wireless security devices that provide connectivity, a firewall, VPN, and other services for small and medium-sized organizations. The security measures can apply to your organization's devices, as well as employees' own devices through a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy. This allows you to create or expand a wireless network, supporting both in-office and remote staff through a VPN. You can also set different security policies for each user, helping you to enforce internal information hierarchies and reduce the risk of accidental data loss.

Cisco Meraki products are available for donation through the Cisco for Nonprofits program, and interested organizations must meet the eligibility requirements and restrictions of the Cisco donation program. Check your eligibility here.



KnowBe4 is a cybersecurity and compliance training service, helping you to educate your team on spotting the signs of an attempted security breach. It includes simulated phishing attacks, training and analysis of your staff's ability to identify threats, and analysis. This training is offered as part of a partnership between TechSoup and Tech Impact, and includes implementation support for leadership and IT teams.


TechSoup Courses with a Focus on Security

Don't miss these three comprehensive courses from TechSoup on security. All our courses are developed specifically for nonprofits and led by trusted experts in the sector.

Cybersecurity 101: Learn how to become a "human firewall." This course provides basic training for all nonprofit staff on security processes they can follow to protect themselves online.

Cybersecurity 201: This 200-level course teaches you how to make your organization safe. We provide training to nonprofit staff on procedures and processes that will help them keep their organization safe when they are online.

Basic Security on the Cloud for Nonprofit Staff 101: This is a basic course to help all nonprofit staff and volunteers learn basic processes when they start using cloud technologies. Many Microsoft 365 examples are used throughout.

Making Security a Priority

It's easy to overlook cybersecurity until something goes wrong. TechSoup offers tools and training that work in the background to drastically reduce the risk of data loss, cyberattacks, and other threats. By finding the right identity management solution, antivirus protection, and staff training, you can ensure that your operations won't be interrupted and that your clients' information is safe and secure.

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