In the News | Announcing ManagedMethods’ New Google Chat Monitoring and Updated Policy Functions

Originally released on Newswire 09/14/2022 here

New Product Updates Will Help K-12 Tech Teams Detect a Broad Range of Safety and Data Security Risks

ManagedMethods is pleased to announce the launch of our new Live Google Chat Search tool and significant upgrades to the platform’s Policies functionalities. These changes are part of our continued work to support K-12 technology and safety teams in keeping online learning safe and secure.

ManagedMethods allows school districts to efficiently detect cloud security and student safety alerts across their full Google Workspace suite of apps—anywhere, on any device, and without compromising students’ privacy. The Google Chat Search tool provides the visibility and control district technology teams need to keep this critical communication channel open for their users.

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With regard to policy features, they already allowed district IT admins to automate many tasks that would otherwise require hours of work. But the first significant update enables an administrator to focus on Drive files solely owned by internal users. This is designed to find potentially harmful audio and movie files shared from outside of a school’s network…

“We strive to develop innovative tools and features based on feedback from our K-12 customers. Our team is passionate about making learning safe and secure for students, teachers, and communities. I am very proud of our product team’s work to develop these new tools and excited to see what they will achieve as we stay committed to our mission.”
– Charlie Sander, Chairman and CEO

Students are one of the most vulnerable groups at risk of cybersecurity threats, with more than 400 incidences of attacks in schools reported in 2020 alone, setting a new record. Whether it’s a case of ransomware, data loss prevention, cyberbullying, sharing explicit content, or self-harm thoughts or actions, dealing with these threats promptly is essential.

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