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 continuously analyzing files stored in school district Google and Microsoft cloud environments. Further, ManagedMethods looks for cybersecurity, student safety, data privacy, and compliance risks inside all files stored in the cloud. Most edtech vendors focus on either supporting Google or Microsoft—ManagedMethods supports both. This means IT admins can analyze both environments from one centralized dashboard, without having to navigate between other tools. Whether it be a Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel—ManagedMethods is able to automatically scan files for potential cybersecurity, student safety, and privacy threats. IT admins can then automate remediation to mitigate any potential risks a file poses. Further, ManagedMethods also helps district IT admins analyze music, images, and movie files for potential compliance risks like copyright infringement. With ManagedMethods, IT admins can stay on top of the thousands of files that are being created, shared, and stored in their Google and Microsoft cloud environments and be better protected.

Visibility: ManagedMethods allows IT admins visibility into their remote learning environments, which continue to be relied upon as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. When using video conferencing apps like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Webex to keep students and staff connected, files are constantly being shared in an environment where IT admins don't have a lot of insight into. ManagedMethods is able to monitor these cloud-based apps and analyze the files being shared within for cybersecurity, student safety, and privacy risks. Something other edtech vendors do not focus on.

Ease of use: ManagedMethods is cloud-based and has no impact on student and staff user experience. Students and staff don't see ManagedMethods when it is analyzing files within Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. ManagedMethods is the only platform monitoring cybersecurity and safety in both cloud environments.

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.