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ManagedMethods Receives Google For Education Partner Certification

ManagedMethods Google for Education Partner Cloud SecurityBoulder, Colo. May 1, 2019 — ManagedMethods announces its new certified partnership with Google for Education. As part of the Google for Education partnership program, ManagedMethods will be even better equipped to continue helping K12 school districts protect sensitive student information. The platform is also key to helping districts remain compliant with federal and state regulations, such as FERPA, COPPA, and CSPC.

“When we learned that K12 school district information is among the most vulnerable to cyberattack, we knew we needed to do something to help,” explains Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “We had the technology and the cost structure to be able to focus on this really underserved area in the cybersecurity industry.”

90 million teachers and students are using G Suite for Education worldwide. And while Google provides administrators with a high level of security controls and compliance safeguards, many system administrators were finding they lacked the visibility and control they used to have with on-premise IT. That’s where ManagedMethods comes in.

ManagedMethods’ partnership with Google for Education means better Google account monitoring and control for K12 IT administrators. ManagedMethods will be able to continue improving the product, in close collaboration with the Google for Education team, to bring greater value to K12 school districts. But, most importantly, it will help us all improve on our mission to keep students, teachers, and staff safe and their information secure.

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ManagedMethods Partners with Cylance For Enhanced Endpoint Protection for Cloud Applications

Boulder, CO August 29, 2018 — ManagedMethods, the leader in API-based cloud application security solutions, today announced a product partnership with Cylance, the global provider of AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions. The partnership will enhance ManagedMethods’ Cloud Access Monitor CASB solution with the additional benefit of Cylance’s AI-driven threat detection to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware in cloud applications.

The use of cloud applications, including Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365, has become nearly ubiquitous in organizations of all sizes, and as a result, threats from malware and phishing attacks are increasing in scale and complexity. Cylance’s AI-based threat detection adds enhanced protection against advanced threats often missed by traditional anti-virus technology. By leveraging the new integrated ManagedMethods and Cylance solution, organizations can better protect their cloud applications and gain greater visibility and control.

“Advanced threats and malware are continually evolving to be much more difficult to detect,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “With Cylance’s powerful AI-based malware detection combined with ManagedMethods’ cloud-native CASB, we can offer customers the ability to not just detect but to prevent malware penetration of customer data, cloud assets, and their business.”

“We are excited that ManagedMethods has selected Cylance to provide their customers with our AI-based prevention technology,” said Ryan Permeh, Founder and Chief Scientist at Cylance. “Our AI-based security technology, coupled with our prevention-first approach to cybersecurity, has permanently reinvented how businesses address endpoint security today!”

About Cylance Inc.

Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Built on a breakthrough predictive analysis process, the Cylance AI Platform serves as a foundation for innovative, AI-driven security products to address critical attack vectors. The company’s flagship product, CylancePROTECT, quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: cylance.com.

ManagedMethods Partners With Lastline to Provide Advanced Malware Protection For Cloud Applications

ManagedMethods’ CASB Integrates Lastline’s Best-in-Class Malware Detection Offering

Boulder, CO February 6, 2018—ManagedMethods, Inc, a leading provider of cloud application security solutions, today announced a partnership with Lastline, Inc. a market leader in advanced malware detection and breach protection. ManagedMethods has integrated Lastline’s malware detection technology that fuels the company’s breach protection platform into its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) offering, providing unparalleled malware-based threat detection and remediation for popular cloud and email applications.

“Sophisticated malware is continually evolving to be more evasive and increasing the challenge of detecting advanced threats,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “Lastline’s powerful malware detection, combined with ManagedMethods cloud application and email protection platform, offers comprehensive security against the most advanced threats.”

“We are excited that ManagedMethods has selected Lastline to provide malware protection in its CASB,” said Brian Lang, Lastline CRO. “Our new partnership with ManagedMethods is more validation that Lastline’s malware protection solution is an industry leader.”

The integrated ManagedMethods and Lastline solution is available immediately.

About Lastline

Lastline provides breach protection products that are innovating the way companies defend against advanced malware. We deliver the visibility, context, analysis, and integrations enterprise security teams need to quickly and completely eradicate malware-based threats before a damaging and costly data breach occurs. Headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, Lastline’s technology is used by Global 5000 enterprises, is offered directly and through resellers and security service providers, and is integrated into leading third-party security technologies worldwide.

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ManagedMethods’ Cloud Security Solution Now Available in France

ManagedMethods Adds Exer as first French VAD To Meet Rapid Growth of Cloud Security Market

Boulder, CO November 29, 2017 – ManagedMethods, Inc., a leading provider of cloud security solutions, today announced its expansion into France with the signing of Exer as the company’s first France-based Value Added Distributor. Exer will be distributing Cloud Access Monitor, ManagedMethods’ Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) product, in France, providing visibility and control of how cloud application data is stored, accessed and shared in Google G Suite, Office 365, OneDrive, Box, Slack, and many other cloud applications, as well as scanning email for malware and objectionable content.

The rapid adoption of cloud applications is fueling the need for cloud security; Forrester Research predicts the worldwide cloud security market will grow to 3.5 billion dollars in 2021. “Data protection issues in France such as email and document access, Shadow IT, and especially the impending GDPR regulations are creating a huge opportunity for ManagedMethods’ CASB solutions, “ said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “We’re pleased to partner with an experienced IT security company like Exer to meet France’s growing demand for enterprise cloud security.”

Today, employees work from anywhere and access business data using personal devices such as tablets, phones, and laptops. While the technology to support this new way to work has evolved, security protocols haven’t kept up, and traditional perimeter security solutions such as firewalls don’t monitor activity in the cloud. Cloud Access Monitor fills this critical gap in security, removing the risks of using Google G Suite, Office 365 and other cloud applications.

“The ease of deployment and use makes ManagedMethods’ CASB solution a perfect fit for Exer’s Security portfolio, said Michel Grunspan, CEO of Exer. “We look forward to working with our major VARs to successfully evangelize the Cloud Access Monitor solution.”

About Exer

Founded in 1986, Exer is a French Value Added Distributor, specializing in network security, secured mobility, and managed services. Working with more than 600 French VARs and integrators, Exer stands as an expert, thanks to highly skilled presales, sales, and support teams, certified on the main leading technologies in the market. Learn more at securite.groupe-exer.fr.

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Cloud Email: the obvious next step in cloud security

Email is almost too easy. We barely give it a second thought before hitting send or clicking open. According to a 2014 study published by the Radicati Group, people check their email an average of 74 times a day to receive about 88 emails and send about 34 emails, and that was 3 years ago! If we spent a lot of time thinking about every single email we receive and send, we’d spend our entire workday in our inboxes. Clearly, that’s not practical, but our rush to get through emails is also what makes it so easy to make mistakes. We’ve all hit send only to realize a few seconds later that you’ve sent the incorrect information or sent to the wrong person, and sometimes, these simple mistakes can undermine an organization’s policies, put everyone at risk, and create regulatory headaches.

At ManagedMethods, we asked ourselves a question: “Why not use our CASB’s native integrations into cloud apps like Google G Suite and Office 365 to keep the activity in cloud email apps above board also?” The result? Our cloud-native CASB solution that prevents the worst mistakes organizations make in cloud apps, Cloud Access Monitor, works with your cloud email too, a first in the industry.

Just like The Breakfast Club?

When people hear the phrase “Policy Enforcement” their eyes tend to gloss over. You can probably imagine the IT Department’s workshop that dragged on too long explaining all of the digital rules of our jobs – it’s pretty similar to the scene in The Breakfast Club where they’ve all dozed off. Fully grown adults who are supposed to be professionals throw that digital policies packet into the recycling bin as soon as they get back to their desk. Then they send an email full of expletives about what a waste of time it was, documenting something most people would never utter out loud, and despite explicit policies and procedures, many people don’t give these emails a second thought.

Scanning emails in the cloud to enforce policies and procedures gives organizations a buffer against potential PR nightmares and compliance violations. Cloud Access Monitor proactively scans emails, and if they don’t follow policy, alert administrators to the violation, and even retract emails retroactively within an organization. You can also see which users are responsible so you have the ability to prevent future policy breaches. 

Attachments: The Trojan Horse of Email

Cybercrime is a highly profitable business which is why onslaughts of new attacks seem to be increasing every year, but attacks aren’t evenly distributed. Hackers target organizations that can provide the most personally identifiable information (PII) with the least security. Email attachments are still the most common channel for malware delivery, and the non-profit and education sectors receive more than 2 times as many malware-infected emails as the private sector.

To prevent malware from proliferating within cloud email inboxes, Cloud Access Monitor has built-in Zero-Day Protection and DLP through an integration with Check Point’s SandBlast™. Suspicious emails are quickly quarantined and inspected for malware and sensitive data, running in a virtual sandbox to discover malicious behavior before it enters the corporate network. The Threat Emulation engine and Check Point DLP provide multi-layered defense against known and unknown threats to prevent data leaks. Check out this infographic to see our scanning process.

This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record

Since email is the most widely used technology for business communications, it is often the only record kept for events that happen in the real world, and they are highly regulated as a result. Emails are semi-permanent records that the courts can reference as a legal document. Even a seemingly innocuous email thread can make or break a court case, so keeping email communications above board and easy to find is extremely important.

Cloud email compliance is easier than ever with Cloud Access Monitor. Organizations can configure email scanning for full visibility and management in less than 10 minutes. Then admins can see who’s sending what, and remove emails from their organization’s inboxes immediately. Outbound DLP violations are flagged and IT alerted. And, malicious emails will be quarantined in either direction to prevent data loss.

Making mistakes in email is easy, but now, preventing them is easy too. If you’d like to worry less about data loss, malware and compliance in your cloud email solution, Cloud Access Monitor will protect your organization so that everyone can use cloud email apps like Gmail and Office 365 without giving it a second thought.

See how Cloud Access Monitor protects your company from malware, phishing schemes and more. Cloud Access Monitor deploys in minutes, so you’ll quickly see your cloud app and email activity. Request your free trial today.

ManagedMethods’ Cloud Security Solution Now Available in the UK

ManagedMethods Adds Prevention Software as first UK Reseller To Meet Rapid Growth of Cloud Security Market

Boulder, CO August 16, 2017 – ManagedMethods, Inc., a leading provider of cloud security solutions, today announced its expansion into the UK with the signing of Prevention Software, Ltd as the company’s first UK-based Reseller. ManagedMethods also announced that through Prevention Software’s efforts its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) product has been deployed at a leading UK portfolio and risk management services provider, providing visibility and control of how their data is stored, accessed and shared in Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive, as well as scanning email for malware and objectionable content.

The rapid adoption of cloud applications such as Office 365 and Google G Suite is fueling the need for cloud security; Forrester Research predicts the worldwide cloud security market will grow to 3.5 billion dollars in 2021. “Data protection issues in the UK such as email and document access, Shadow IT and especially the impending GDPR regulations are creating a huge opportunity for ManagedMethods’ CASB solutions, “ said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “We’re pleased to partner with an experienced reseller like Prevention Software to meet the UK’s growing demand for enterprise cloud security.”

Cloud applications are the next step in business productivity, but traditional perimeter security solutions such as firewalls don’t monitor activity in the cloud. Prevention’s recent deployment of ManagedMethods secures the data of their customer’s 100 employees using Office 365 and OneDrive, including protecting their Office 365 email. “Our customers are increasingly asking for help to protect their data as they move to the cloud,” said Gary Clarkson, Director at Prevention Software. “ManagedMethods offers a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy solution that gives our clients the visibility and control they need. We look forward to working together to address this growing market opportunity.”

About Prevention Software

Based in Basingstoke, Prevention Software, Ltd. (PSW) Is committed to helping companies select and implement the best security solution for their operational needs, including onsite managed or hosted endpoint security and content management. In addition to ManagedMethods, the company has partnerships with other security-focused solution providers, including WatchGuard, Barracuda, Teramind, and Malware Bytes, giving PSW the expertise to deploy web filtering, malware protection, firewalls, access controls, backups and more. Learn more at preventionsoftware.net

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Cloud Security has Crossed the Pond

We’re excited to announce that UK companies can now have visibility and control of their cloud applications thanks to our first reseller partners in the UK: Prevention Software and Cyber Secure. These partners are now offering our CASB product, Cloud Access Monitor. With the UK cloud security market expected to grow by 20% by 2022 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect in May 2018, the time is now for UK companies to defend themselves against the inherent risks of cloud apps like Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365.

The Impact of the GDPR in the UK
UK companies who “process data about individuals in the context of selling goods or services in other EU countries” must comply with the GDPR. And earlier this month, the UK government announced the Data Protection Bill, an update to the existing UK Data Protection Act of 1998, which aligns UK’s data privacy laws with GDPR, helping Britain prepare for a successful Brexit. The update allows people to have more control over their personal data and outlines regulations companies who handle that data must follow.

Awareness has increased over the past couple years, but there’s still a ways to go. The 2017 FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check Report, released in July, found that of the companies surveyed:

  • 68% have not received any training to deal with a cyber incident
  • Only 54% view cyber risks as a top risk when compared with all the risks faced by their company
  • Only 31% receive comprehensive and informative information on cyber risks

In light of the GDPR and the new Data Protection Bill, companies must get with the program and make cybersecurity a top priority. Cloud Access Monitor is an effective and affordable way to provide the visibility and control of shared data that will help companies meet these new regulations.

If you’re in the UK, contact Prevention Software or Cyber Secure to get Cloud Access Monitor deployed at your company. Or request your Free Trial of Cloud Access Monitor now.

ManagedMethods Announces Support of Gmail and Office 365 Email Featuring Check Point SandBlast Zero-Day Protection

(Las Vegas, Nevada April 19, 2017) — Today at the Check Point CPX 2017 conference ManagedMethods, a provider of cloud security solutions, announced its newest product feature and an expansion of its integration with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP). ManagedMethods’ Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution, Cloud Access Monitor now supports Google Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 Email, with an added layer of defense provided by Check Point’s SandBlast™ Zero-Day Protection and DLP.

The benefit of cloud-based email is more effective and efficient communication, but it is also a leading source of malware. According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, email attachments are the most common avenue for malware delivery, with users opening and clicking on about 12 percent of malicious attachments they received. Employees acting in the interest of productivity and collaboration can innocently leave their company vulnerable.

‘While the rise of cloud computing introduces new security risks, email remains one of the most critical threat vectors,’ said Garrett Becker, Principal Security Analyst at 451 Research. ‘It’s clear that preventing malicious files from reaching users in the first place is critical to avoiding infection, though most cloud-based email programs do not provide sufficient security to detect and thwart malicious attacks.’

Cloud Access Monitor’s newest feature provides critical visibility into Gmail and Office 365 Email to prevent email-based security threats. As part of the ManagedMethods partnership, Check Point customers will also have the power of SandBlast’s Threat Emulation engine and Check Point DLP to provide multi-layered defense against known and unknown threats and prevent data leaks. Suspicious emails are quickly quarantined and inspected for malware and sensitive data, running in a virtual sandbox to discover malicious behavior before it enters the corporate network.

“The combination of Cloud Access Monitor’s new Gmail and Office 365 Email scanning functionality with Check Point’s SandBlast product provides unprecedented protection for corporate SaaS email environments, said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “Now IT professionals have the ability to eliminate one of the most common sources of cloud security risks.”

“Enterprises are increasingly at risk of falling victim to a targeted email attack, and hackers’ methods are constantly evolving, requiring enterprises to use proactive, sophisticated security measures in order to stay one step ahead of the latest threats,” said Alon Kantor, Vice President of Business Development at Check Point. “SandBlast brings one of the highest levels of protection in the industry to Gmail customers in a pure cloud solution that delivers safe content quickly, with full visibility and management through its cloud-based portal.”

With the addition of Gmail and Office 365 Email, ManagedMethods now provides security to the most popular cloud productivity applications, including Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, and Slack.

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ManagedMethods Joins AWS Partner Network

ManagedMethods provides an easy and efficient way to manage data security within the Amazon Web Services cloud

(Boulder, Colorado April 12, 2017) – ManagedMethods, a leading provider in the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) space, today announced that it has become an AWS Partner Network (APN) Standard Technology Partner. With ManagedMethods’ CASB solution, Cloud Access Monitor, Amazon Web Services customers can easily gain visibility into how their data is stored, accessed and shared in the cloud.

“When data leaves the corporate network to the cloud, organizations still need to track where it goes and who has access,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “With Cloud Access Monitor, customers can take advantage of the AWS cloud for compute power, database storage, content delivery and other applications with an additional layer of visibility and security.”

Traditional perimeter security solutions such as firewalls, secure web gateways, and web filters don’t secure today’s cloud applications. CASBs are solutions designed to meet the specific security risks created by the proliferation of cloud applications — both approved and unsanctioned (Shadow IT) — used in business environments.

ManagedMethods’ Cloud Access Monitor continuously captures and analyzes traffic from the existing network security infrastructure using a passive monitoring architecture. With API integrations to popular cloud applications, including Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box, it offers visibility into how data is stored, accessed and shared. Risky user behavior can be blocked, and IT managers can take a proactive approach to security risks and compliance violations. Cloud Access Monitor allows AWS customers to be confident in the security and compliance of their data as it leaves their corporate network.

Read the press release on MarketWired

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ManagedMethods and Check Point Expand Partnership to offer Data Loss Protection (DLP) from Premise to Cloud

Integrated solution protects against unauthorized or accidental loss of data in the cloud

(Boulder, Colorado February 9, 2017) – ManagedMethods, a leading provider in the cloud access security broker (CASB) space, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), today expanded their partnership to provide seamless Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for users of popular cloud applications such as Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box.

“We’re pleased to expand our partnership with ManagedMethods to extend the reach and coverage of our DLP Software Blade,” said Alon Kantor, Vice President of Business Development, Check Point Software. “The increasing adoption of cloud applications has created an urgent need to support DLP in the cloud. Integrating ManagedMethods’ proven Cloud Access Monitor CASB solution with Check Point’s industry-leading DLP Software Blade allows our customers to successfully bridge the cloud security gap and safeguard against unauthorized or accidental data loss.”

In addition to DLP integration, ManagedMethods’ Cloud Access Monitor integrates with Check Point’s SandBlast Zero-Day Protection API and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) appliances, together providing powerful cloud security capabilities that:

  • Support consistent, granular DLP policies across on-premise and cloud applications, including regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and acceptable use
  • Empower users to remediate incidents in real-time, whether on-premise or in the cloud
  • Detect and block Zero-Day malware before prolonged risk exposure
  • Extend threat protection beyond the network perimeter, leveraging cloud-native APIs for Microsoft Office 365, Google G-Suite, Dropbox, Box and more
  • Gain visibility into sanctioned and Shadow IT cloud application usage

“While visibility of Shadow IT activity is important for enterprises, a breach cannot occur without the loss of sensitive data,” said Adrian Sanabria, Senior Security Analyst at 451 Research. “Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is then the next logical move, allowing companies to address the ‘Shadow Data’ challenge – ensuring sensitive corporate data isn’t intentionally or accidentally leaked. In addition, we like to see integration between security vendors. From a practical point-of-view, it is always preferable to manage one DLP product than to have to re-implement the same DLP policies across three, four or more security products, each with separate DLP engines, capabilities and management interfaces.”

“ManagedMethods and Check Point have been working closely together since last year to bring our mutual customers the best of both worlds: access to the industry’s most popular cloud applications, in a secure and protected environment,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Check Point and extend the industry’s leading DLP solution to the cloud.”

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