Risk Management

Malwarebytes Unveils ThreatDown K–12 Bundle, a Unified Cybersecurity Solution for Schools

Cybersecurity software and services vendor Malwarebytes has launched a new unified solution for school districts called ThreatDown K–12 Bundle that is more cost-effective than piecemeal solutions, the company said in a news release. 

The ThreatDown K–12 Bundle was built specifically for school districts “to reduce risk, complexity and costs” and keep school networks and devices secure with an “intuitive, easy-to-manage design,” Malwarebytes said. The solution is intended to help schools optimize device uptime and improve productivity, while protecting students and staff, devices and data from the latest cyber threats.

“Historically, cost barriers prevented schools from adopting cybersecurity managed services,” said Marcin Kleczynski, Founder and CEO of Malwarebytes. “Our K–12 Bundle packages together everything districts need to reduce risk and comply with regulations within a manageable budget.” 

Key features of the ThreatDown K–12 Bundle include:

Award-winning endpoint security: K–12 Bundle is built on ThreatDown's AI/ML-driven prevention, detection, and response technologies, “fortified by built-in innovations to reduce the attack surface,” Malwarebytes said. “These technologies simplify the process of finding and patching software vulnerabilities and prevent unauthorized programs from executing. ”

24x7x365 managed services: The K–12 Bundle combines ThreatDown advanced technologies with Managed Detection and Response service of ThreatDown cybersecurity experts to manage security and resolve alerts around the clock.

Unified endpoint management: ThreatDown extends endpoint protection across workstations, servers, and mobile devices to “substantially strengthen schools' cybersecurity postures in compliance with new and pending regulations,” the company said. “Quick and easy to deploy, the K–12 Bundle saves time and resources with unified endpoint management for both traditional and mobile devices – all from a single, cloud-native console. ”

Centralized, real-time visibility: K–12 IT teams can easily view activity across all devices in real time. With a unified platform and visibility for traditional and mobile endpoints, teams can monitor and protect devices from a single window. 

Advanced mobile protection: ThreatDown K–12 Bundle provides protection for Chromebooks, iPadOS, iOS, and Android devices, guarding against the latest mobile threats such as ransomware, malicious apps, and potentially unwanted programs. Schools using the platform “can also prevent accidental access to harmful websites, safeguard against malicious apps, block unwanted in-app ads, and enable a secure mobile experience for students,” Malwarebytes said.

Learn more at https://www.threatdown.com/education/.

About the Author

Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].