ManagedMethods

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)ManagedMethods
Websitehttps://managedmethods.com/
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

Made for Education: ManagedMethods is the only cloud/SaaS platform in the education industry focused on protecting both Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 cloud environments. From cybersecurity, student safety, and data privacy threats school districts face. Student and staff information stored in school information systems are lucrative targets for cybercriminals. District IT teams must be able to manage access to the sensitive information stored in Google and Microsoft to not only comply with state and federal regulations, but also to protect students and staff. With ManagedMethods, district IT admins can automate data loss prevention to protect social security numbers, W2s, credit card and health information, and much more. ManagedMethods is able to detect anomalous events that indicate account takeovers and unauthorized access to data. Upon detection, IT admins can use ManagedMethods to automate the remediation process to keep sensitive data within their district’s cloud environment. ManagedMethods is the only vendor in edtech focused on data security, whereas others primarily focus on web filtering and monitoring for student safety risks.

Visibility: ManagedMethods allows IT admins visibility into their remote learning environments, which continue to be relied upon as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Districts use video conferencing applications like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Webex to keep students and staff connected. School files are uploaded and shared into these applications, and sensitive data is shared within chat messages between students and staff. ManagedMethods monitors for student and staff data, and will alert IT administrators when sensitive information that exists in video conferencing apps is being shared to emails outside the district’s domain.

Ease of Use: IT admins can get up and running with ManagedMethods in minutes to offer better protection to their school district. Further, ManagedMethods supports both Google and Microsoft applications, a key differentiator compared to its competitors.

Brief Overview

ManagedMethods is the leading Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity, student safety, and compliance platform for K-12 school districts. The platform monitors 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 also supports Zoom and Cisco Webex to further monitor and protect school district remote learning environments.

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. 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.

IT and student resource teams also use ManagedMethods to monitor student safety signals in district Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 apps. Turnkey and customizable policies detect signals such as cyberbullying, self-harm, discrimination, threats of violence, explicit content, and domestic abuse in both text and image content. ManagedMethods does not collect or store any student information, nor do company employees view any information without the explicit request of district administrators in the context of a product support ticket.

ManagedMethods makes Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 security easy for K-12 IT teams—no proxy, no agent, no extension, and no special training needed.