Posts

ManagedMethods Partners With CDW to Bring K-12 Cybersecurity & Safety to Schools

ManagedMethods Partners With CDW

BOULDER, Colo.—September 16, 2020—ManagedMethods, the leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, has formed a reseller partnership with CDW. With CDW, ManagedMethods gains access to a trusted partner and a greater network of K-12 school districts to further increase the company’s footprint in the education market.

“We’re excited to partner with CDW to help K-12 school districts nationwide in their effort to strengthen their cybersecurity tech stack,” said David Waugh, Chief Revenue Officer at ManagedMethods. “As school districts seek emerging technology solutions in their ongoing transition to remote and hybrid learning, CDW is a name IT leaders know and trust to get the solutions they need. We’re thrilled that ManagedMethods is a solution that helps CDW strengthen its cloud security offerings and we look forward to the partnership.”

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers. CDW offerings range from hardware and software to IT solutions such as security, cloud, data center and networking. For K-12 school districts transitioning into remote and hybrid learning environments, CDW helps create a remote learning strategy that ensures equity of access for students and keeps teacher lesson plans on track.

ManagedMethods monitors district G Suite 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. With ManagedMethods as a trusted technology partner, CDW’s K-12 education customers can better stay ahead of the latest security trends with more visibility and control of their G Suite and Microsoft 365 environments. Together, ManagedMethods and CDW are helping to support K-12 school districts in their transition to the cloud, and keep students and staff protected throughout the process.

“Partnering with CDW is a big milestone for ManagedMethods and greatly advances our mission to make securing sensitive information stored in the cloud easy and affordable for K-12 school districts,” said Charlie Sander, Chief Executive Officer at ManagedMethods. “CDW’s K-12 education customers are increasingly shifting to the use of cloud applications, and we’re proud to be a partner helping CDW fill the security and safety risks school districts face in the cloud.”

To learn more about ManagedMethods, the company’s reseller partners and its reseller program helping K-12 school districts with their cloud security needs, please visit the ManagedMethods reseller page.

About CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs over 10,000 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2020, the company generated net sales over $18 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit CDW.com.

ManagedMethods and K12 Technology Solutions Partner to Bring Cybersecurity & Student Safety Monitoring to K-12 School Districts

ManagedMethods Partners With K12 Technology Solutions Cybersecurity Student Safety MonitoringBOULDER, Colo.—April 29, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, has formed a partnership with K12 Technology Solutions, a provider of effective and value-focused technology solutions for the education market. Together, ManagedMethods and K12 Technology Solutions will work to solve the emerging challenges education technology leaders throughout the United States face today.

“K-12 schools are in need of cybersecurity support now more than ever as the amount of sensitive data created and stored in cloud applications rapidly increases,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “Districts are becoming more aware of the need to secure their Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 environments. We look forward to our partnership with K12 Technology Solutions to help schools be better protected and keep student data private.”

The use of EdTech applications has increased significantly in K-12 school districts as a result of increased remote learning. However, the increase in use comes with an increase in security risks faced by district IT staff to protect against. ManagedMethods monitors district G Suite and Microsoft 365, including cloud-based email applications 24/7/365, and provides award-winning cloud security that empowers districts with full visibility and control of the data being stored.

Partnering with K12 Technology Solutions gives ManagedMethods access to a team with over 30 years of experience working in education, and a large network of education and technical professionals. K12 Technology Solutions provides services to help students, teachers and staff continue to be successful. With ManagedMethods, districts will have a solution to help address the convergence of cybersecurity and student safety, and be better protected in the cloud.

For more information on ManagedMethods, the company’s cybersecurity and student safety platform, and its reseller partnerships, please visit ManagedMethods reseller page.

About K12 Technology Solutions

K12 Technology Solutions is a provider of technology services for the education market. This includes cybersecurity, network, data, and cloud services, along with professional services. With over 30 years of success and experience working in education, K12 Technology Solutions works with school districts to solve the challenges facing education technology leaders by focusing on proper planning and obtaining the right technology solutions to be successful.

Free K-12 Cybersecurity - Remote Learning - COVID19 Blog CTA-2

ManagedMethods Partners With Five Star Technology Solutions to Add Cybersecurity & Student Safety Monitoring to Five Star’s K-12 Education Services Portfolio

ManagedMethods Partners With Five Start Technology Solutions Cybersecurity & SafetyBOULDER, Colo.—April 22, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, announced its new partnership with Five Star Technology Solutions. Five Star Technology Solutions specializes in professional development, managed services, VoIP, and software solutions for K-12 schools. Together, both companies will work with districts that are seeking comprehensive and affordable security solutions to give IT teams visibility and control over the data stored in Google G Suite and Microsoft 365.

“We’re excited to partner with Five Star to bring cybersecurity and student safety monitoring to its K-12 clients,” said Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods. “Especially now, as more school district data is being created and stored in the cloud. With Five Star we’re better positioned to fulfill our mission of securing the sensitive information of students and staff as districts continue to adopt remote learning tools. We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish alongside Five Star.”

The rise of remote learning in K-12 school districts has created new vulnerabilities and threats, and districts must evolve their cybersecurity stack to protect students and staff. The traditionally separate areas of cybersecurity and student safety have converged, and are more connected now that districts are operating entirely remote.

Today, ManagedMethods protects over 1 million student and staff accounts across over 650 schools worldwide. Five Star’s clients can now access this cybersecurity and student safety solution built specifically for K-12 education.

For more information on ManagedMethods, the reseller program, and the company’s award-winning cybersecurity and student safety platform, visit ManagedMethods reseller page.

About Five Star Technology Solutions

Five-Star Technology Solutions helps schools reduce costs, and achieve measurable results, with a proven portfolio of services and software solutions specifically created for K-12 education. Five-Star Technology Solutions brings the highest five-star service and support directly to you as your full service technology solutions provider. Our goal is simple – live up to the company name.

Free K-12 Cybersecurity - Remote Learning - COVID19 Blog CTA-2

ManagedMethods and Netop Partner to Bring Cybersecurity & Student Safety Monitoring to Netop’s Vision Classroom Management Software

ManagedMethods Netop Cybersecurity Student Safety Vision Classroom Management SoftwareBOULDER, Colo.—April 15, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, has partnered with Netop, the provider of Vision classroom management software, making it easy for districts to monitor and modify student activity on computers. Through the partnership, Netop is able to expand the protection it provides on student devices into the cloud, to better protect students and staff using G Suite and Microsoft 365 applications—particularly in remote learning environments.

“School districts are increasingly embracing cloud applications and students spend more time in the digital world now than ever before. As a result, schools are becoming more aware of the need to protect the data being created and stored in the cloud,” said Charlie Sander, Chief Executive Officer at ManagedMethods. “We look forward to our partnership with Netop to give its school district customers the protections needed to secure their students and staff, and keep sensitive data in the cloud private.”

With Netop Vision, teachers are able to easily monitor and modify student activity on computers to enhance learning and keep students safe inside the classroom. However, the rapid rise of remote learning is forcing schools to make classrooms virtual via the cloud. This is where ManagedMethods comes into play.

ManagedMethods will enable districts using Netop Vision to have visibility and control into their G Suite and Microsoft 365 applications to secure sensitive data using machine learning-powered threat detection – from any location, on any device. Districts will be better protected against cybersecurity threats such as malware, phishing, data loss, and account takeovers. They’ll also be able to monitor for student safety signals such as threats of violence, cyberbullying, domestic abuse and self-harm red flags, in both text and images within these apps.

“Netop works with thousands of educators to keep their students safe and on task during class time. Our partnership with ManagedMethods allows us to extend that safety and security from the device to the cloud,” said Matt Hall, Executive Vice President, Education at Netop. “We are excited to be able to offer this important service to our customers.”

For more information on ManagedMethods, its reseller partners and to learn more about the company’s reseller program, visit the ManagedMethods reseller page.

About Netop

For more than 20 years, Netop has been a trusted resource for educators teaching with technology. Designed with teachers in mind, Netop Vision classroom management software is used around the globe to help educators to improve student performance via greater engagement, fewer distractions and increased productivity. For more information on Netop Vision, please visit netop.com/edu.

Free K-12 Cybersecurity - Remote Learning - COVID19 Blog CTA-2

ManagedMethods Forms Partnership with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA) to Bring Cybersecurity & Student Safety Platform to TRA’s K-12 School Districts

ManagedMethods Partners with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA)BOULDER, Colo.—April 8, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, has partnered with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA) to bring its platform to TRA’s network of over 200 school districts. Based in Milwaukee, TRA is an organization fulfilling the technology needs of local businesses, non-profits, and school districts.

“We’re proud to work with TRA and help strengthen the cybersecurity framework of K-12 school districts serviced by TRA nationwide,” said Charlie Sander, Chief Executive Officer at ManagedMethods. “Districts face the challenging task of protecting students and staff from cybersecurity, cyber safety, and data privacy threats simultaneously. Our partnership will help districts using G Suite be better secured and we’re excited to work with TRA to help K-12 IT teams moving forward.”

Districts of all sizes can become the target of a cyber attack from internal or external threats in today’s landscape. To help support districts with their cybersecurity approach, TRA combines internal expertise and strategic partnerships with leading security providers—including ManagedMethods—to deliver a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity. ManagedMethods allows TRA’s school district clients to have 24/7/365 monitoring of their G Suite and Gmail applications to secure sensitive district data using machine learning-powered threat protection. The platform protects against cybersecurity threats, including malware, phishing, data loss, and account takeovers. It also monitors for student safety signals, such as self-harm red flags, cyberbullying, threats of violence, and domestic abuse in both text and image content.

“We work with over 230 school districts across the country and we focus on protecting these districts to the very best of our ability. This means we have to provide the best cybersecurity services to our clients. We do this through our CyberCare offering and partnerships with organizations like ManagedMethods,” said Nick Zellmer, Account Executive at TRA. “Most of our clients are using G Suite and we trust ManagedMethods to protect our client’s data, ultimately keeping them safe in an ever increasing world of cybercrime. The ease of use for K-12 IT teams has been very well received. David Waugh and his team have been great to work with and we are excited for what’s to come!”

For more information on ManagedMethods, its reseller partners and reseller program to help K-12 school districts across the country with their cybersecurity needs, visit the ManagedMethods reseller page.

About Technology Resource Advisors (TRA)

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. was established in 2006 to fulfill the technology needs of local businesses, non-profit organizations, and school districts. The foundation of our organization is a set of core values and principles that guide our associates to build long-term relationships that focus on the success of our clients. Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. has four areas of expertise to serve our clients: Infrastructure, Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity Services, and K-12 Computing.

Free K-12 Cybersecurity - Remote Learning - COVID19 Blog CTA-2

ManagedMethods Partners With Amplified IT to Bring Google G Suite Cybersecurity & Student Safety Platform to K-12 Schools

BOULDER, Colo.—April 1, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, today announced the company has added Amplified IT, an education-focused consultancy for the K-12 market, as a reseller partner. This partnership will enable districts to empower IT staff with full visibility and control into the data being stored in Google for Education and Google Cloud, to ensure sensitive data is secured.

“K-12 school districts are in a critical time where cybersecurity and student safety are converging, and more sensitive student data is being created and stored in the cloud than ever before,” said Charlie Sander, Chief Executive Officer of ManagedMethods. “Partnering with Amplified IT will allow us to continue our mission of protecting districts, and their students and staff, when using G Suite so they can realize the collaboration benefits without exposing themselves to cybersecurity risks. We look forward to working with Amplified IT and districts nationwide to make education a safer place in the cloud.”

Amplified IT brings a unique blend of technical skills and knowledge to the K-12 and Higher Ed market to enable and empower IT staff to leverage the innovation of Google for Education and Google Cloud. To date, Amplified IT has assisted over 4,500 schools, and currently works with ten of the largest 15 school districts in the U.S. to offer products and services that support school transformation with Google for Education.

“Amplified IT constantly investigates solutions within the Google for Education sector and assesses if they meet the needs of the schools we work with, Peter Henrie, Vice President & Founder of Amplified IT. “ManagedMethods certainly does that and we’re happy to work with schools to adopt their much needed service.”

ManagedMethods monitors district G Suite and Gmail applications 24/7/365, and secures sensitive student, staff, and district data using machine learning-powered threat protection. The platform protects against cybersecurity threats, including malware, phishing, data loss, and account takeovers. It also monitors for student safety signals, such as cyberbullying, racial and LGBTQ discrimination, threats of violence, and domestic abuse in both text and image content.

To learn more about ManagedMethods and the company’s reseller program to develop partnerships that help K-12 school districts solve their most critical G Suite security concerns, please visit our reseller page.

About Amplified IT

Amplified IT is an education-focused consultancy that brings a unique blend of technical skills and knowledge to the K-12 and Higher Ed market to enable and empower IT staff to leverage the innovation of Google for Education and Google Cloud. Our mission is to enable and empower schools to get the most out of Google Cloud. We meet schools where they are and guide them along their transformation roadmap with our Google for Education centric services. For more information on Amplified IT and our products and services, please visit AmplifiedIT.com.

Free K-12 Cybersecurity - Remote Learning - COVID19 Blog CTA-2

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.

Google cloud monitoring free trial Blog CTA XXL

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.

Brokerless CASBs Demo-On-Demand - Blog CTA XXL

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.

Brokerless CASBs Demo-On-Demand - Blog CTA XXL