Microsoft Education Specialist Partner Network (MPN) ManagedMethods CertificationBoulder, Colo.,—January 7, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading cloud application security provider, today announced the company is now a Microsoft Education Specialist partner. As an education member of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), ManagedMethods is well-equipped to continue supporting K-12 school districts in protecting cloud applications and securing sensitive student and staff information.

“We’re seeing rapid adoption rates of Microsoft Office 365 across the education market. As a result, K-12 school districts are becoming more exposed to the risks of operating in the cloud,” said Charlie Sander, Chief Executive Officer at ManagedMethods. “Office 365 is one of the most widely deployed cloud services and we look forward to helping schools experience the collaboration benefits of the cloud — without exposing themselves to emerging security risks.”

Today, there are more than 900 million devices running Windows 10 and over 200 million monthly active users of Office 365 worldwide. ManagedMethods’ partnership with Microsoft Education is a key component in helping school districts running on Office 365 remain compliant with federal and state regulations, including FERPA, COPPA, and CSPC.

“We welcome ManagedMethods to Microsoft’s Education ISV Partner Go-to-Market (GTM) campaign. This collaboration allows CIOs to develop partnerships with industry experts that can keep education institutions and students safe and their data safeguarded.” Jim Federico, Principal Product Manager, Education, Microsoft Corp.

IT teams have access to more robust data security and student safety monitoring and controls. While Microsoft provides excellent native security features, many district system administrators enjoy the additional layer of security to protect students, families, and staff from the litany of cyber threats targeting schools today. ManagedMethods has also built unique student safety monitoring capabilities into the product to help administrative staff identify explicit content, cyberbullying, and self-harm red flags within school Office 365 accounts.

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