International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Educational Technology Products and Companies
BOULDER, Colo. – June 9, 2022 – ManagedMethods, the leading Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity, student safety, and compliance platform for K-12 school districts, today announced that it is the recipient of a fourth EdTech Breakthrough award – this year for “Best Overall IT Solution for the Education Market” – in the fourth annual awards program conducted by EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market.
ManagedMethods’ platform monitors school district Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 email, file sharing, chat, and video apps 24/7/365 and empowers district IT admins with full visibility and control of their cloud environment.
ManagedMethods uses cloud-native API integrations to help district IT admins secure sensitive data on any device, from any location. The platform uses artificial intelligence-powered malware and phishing threat protection, detects and remediates account takeovers, and secures data from malicious and accidental breaches.
“As school districts increasingly adopt cloud applications administrators are largely unaware of cloud-based cybersecurity threats,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “Many don’t know if their cybersecurity platforms consistently monitor the level of risk of files shared with users outside – or even inside – their domain or report who has access to these files. ManagedMethods steps in to tackle these complexities head-on, making cloud security easy for K-12 IT teams – no proxy, no agency, no extension, and no special training needed. Congratulations on another well-deserved EdTech Breakthrough award – this time for ‘Best Overall IT Solution for the Education Market.’”
The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work, and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,250 nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world.
“What an honor to receive a fourth EdTech Breakthrough award. We will keep striving for excellence, especially in the face of a new cloud security report we commissioned which found that school districts aren’t taking the necessary steps to ensure their cloud environments are secured. More than 90% operate in a cloud environment, however, half of these reported either not having a cybersecurity system in place or didn’t know if one was implemented,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “The cloud is an area where school districts are vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals, incidents caused by students or staff, or both. We will continue to help technology leaders keep student, staff, and district data secure – and children safe- via cybersecurity tools focused on protecting the sensitive data stored in the cloud.”
Additionally, out-of-the-box and customizable data loss prevention policies allow IT admins to automate enforcement, including notifications, password resets, revoke sharing, and other tasks without the need for custom coding or switching to different tools.
ManagedMethods also supports other cloud apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Slack, Box, and Dropbox.
Previous EdTech Breakthrough awards garnered by ManagedMethods include “Cloud Security Startup of the Year” in 2019, “Overall Threat Detection Solution of the Year” in 2020, and “Overall Enterprise Cloud Security Solution of the Year” in 2021.
About the EdTech Breakthrough Awards
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.