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Securly and Clever Announce Partnership for Roster Integration and SSO Services

Posted on October 1, 2020

Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers, today announced a new partnership with Clever, the most widely used single sign-on (SSO) portal in K-12 schools nationwide.

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Securly And ClassLink Announce Product Integration For Roster Synchronization And SSO Integrations

Posted on September 22, 2020

Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers, have announced the integration of Securly Classroom solution with ClassLink, a leader in single sign-on, analytics, and identity management. With this integration, Securly Classroom now supports class roster integration with ClassLink, as well as its award-winning single sign-on (SSO) services.

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Awards Of Excellence Winners Announced By Tech & Learning Magazine

Posted on December 20, 2019

Tech & Learning magazine has announced the 2019 winners of its annual Awards of Excellence contest. Judges evaluated a variety of nominated products and selected those products that are improving the way educators work and students learn.

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Top Billing: 2019 Cloud Partner Program Guide

Posted on September 17, 2019

CRN’s Cloud Partner Program Guide highlights companies that have evolved their partnering strategies to meet new cloud challenges.

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Internet age requirements may mislead parents

Posted on June 27, 2019

Kathleen Boehle, Director of Securly 24×7 Student Safety Operations, tells Parentology how these laws were created as a result of The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) — which has been governing the way websites collect and track data from the 12 and under set since its 2000 enactment — and is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Summertime doesn't have to mean more device time for children

Posted on June 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School is out, and that means kids have more free time. Often that also means more time spent on apps and social media. So what are some guidelines parents can set for their kids time online?

ChromeTools by Securly Launches New Feature: Schoology Integration

Posted on May 20, 2019

Securly, an internet safety solution, today announces an update to ChromeTools that makes Schoology class rosters instantly available to teachers. ChromeTools is the classroom management tool for Chromebooks and is part of Securly’s recent acquisition of TechPilot Labs.

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Protecting Your Kids from Dangerous Viral Trends

Posted on May 16, 2019

It seems every day there is a new online trend that could harm kids. Linsly Donnelly, general manager of consumer and parent operations at Securly, joined Cheddar News to share what parents should be looking for.

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Deadly School Shooting - Students shocked after Colorado school attack

Posted on May 11, 2019

Securly CEO Vinay Mahadik sat down with CNN to discuss school safety and our digital solution for protecting students against safety threats such as self-harm and bullying

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Shell On Challenge' Has Kids Eating Fruit Peels and Plastic Wrappers

Posted on April 23, 2019

Last year, the infamous "Tide Pod challenge" had teens risking their lives for a moment of Internet glory. Now, a new troubling social media trend is making the rounds online: It's called the "shell on challenge," and it involves kids eating various foods with the shells on.

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Education Technology Leader Securly Acquires TechPilot Labs to Deliver the First End-to-End Solution for Enhancing the Digital Student Experience

Posted on March 11, 2019

Securly, the Student Safety Company, today announced the acquisition of TechPilot Labs, a fast-growing provider of K-12 education technology. TechPilot Labs, a private company based near Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 2012 by educational technology luminary Jarrett Volzer and serves hundreds of school districts spread across four continents with mobile device management and classroom technology management products. 

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Can artificial intelligence prevent the next Parkland shooting?

Posted on February 13, 2019

Schools are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence-backed solutions to stop tragic acts of student violence such as the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a year ago.

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Securly Accelerates Growth with Announcement of Eastern Headquarters in Charlotte, NC

Posted on January 31, 2019

Securly, the leading student safety solutions company for the K-12 industry, today announced the selection of its Charlotte, NC office to serve as the location for the company's eastern headquarters.

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Securly Introduced at Southeast Polk Schools

Posted on January 21, 2019

Southeast Polk Schools has 5,000 Chromebooks in the district and 3,000 currently go home.Technology Integration Coordinator for Southeast Polk Schools Jamie Gilchrist said parents receive an email once a week that categorizes their child’s searches throughout the week.

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Securly: Using Artificial Intelligence to Keep Kids Safe Online

Posted on December 20, 2018

Securly is an artificial intelligence company that wants to keep kids safe online. Vinay Mahadik, CEO and Co-Founder of Securly, joined Cheddar to discuss its latest funding round of $16 million.

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Securly Constantly Monitors Kids To Stop The Next School Shooting -- And We Just Scored $16 Million Funding

Posted on December 18, 2018

Right now an artificially intelligent software is rifling through hundreds of thousands of emails flying around Google's Gmail service. Called Auditor, it uses natural language processing and AI to look out for signs of distress and cyberbullying, with the intent to prevent children harming another or themselves.

It's the product of Securly, which is announcing a $16 million Series B round of funding on Tuesday, led by Defy Partners.

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Pickens County Parents Have a New App That Lets Them Monitor Their Kids' Online Activity at School and at Home

Posted on September 19, 2018

With Securly, Pickens County parents are now able to monitor their childrens' online behavior and control which apps their children can use and which sites they can visit.

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Marshall County Schools System Has Multiple Ways to Report Tips

Posted on September 18, 2018

In partnering with Securly, the Marshall County Schools system now offers several ways to report tips that can notify school officials and law enforcement in an instant of any issues related to bullying, school safety, or self-harm.

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Parents Gain Control of Kids’ School Tech

Posted on August 29, 2018

All Jackson Hole Middle School students have iPads for educational purposes, but last year some parents complained the devices were being misused at home. In response, Teton County School District No. 1 is using a new filter, called Securly, with a parent app for home monitoring this year.

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Surveillance In Schools: Where Is This Taking Us?

Posted on August 23, 2018

Securly offers schools the option to monitor a student's online activity, including which sites a student visits, what the student types in, and how the student uses the school's device. 

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Schools are Using AI to Track What Students Write on Their Computers

Posted on August 19, 2018

In an age of mass school-shootings and increased student suicides, security management platforms like Securly can play a vital role in preventing harm before it happens.

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Securly Rebrands Filter Product to Reflect Broader Student Safety Suite

Posted on May 16, 2018

Securly Inc, the Silicon Valley-based student safety company announced today that it is rebranding its flagship web filter product from securly:// to Filter.

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Securly Relaunches the Hub - Safe-Wifi Hotspot for Families

Posted on March 27, 2018

Securly, Inc. - the K-12 student safety company - announced today that it is relaunching its Plug n' Play Hub product. The Hub helps the parents of the schools Securly serves bring online safety & time-limits to the rest of the devices in their homes.

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Securly Announces an Anonymous Reporting Tool for Schools

Posted on March 16, 2018

Securly Inc, the leading K-12 student safety company announced today that it is expanding its real-time 24x7 monitoring services to include a new anonymous tipping service named Tipline.

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Use of Securly on Chromebooks Approved by Derby Board of Education

Posted on November 15, 2017

Securly used as part of district’s initiative towards suicide prevention.

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Securly Inc. Developing a No-Cost Classroom Management Tool for Chromebooks

Posted on November 02, 2017

Securly to let teachers be the IT admins in their Chromebook classrooms.

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TIES Partners With Securly to Provide Cloud-based Web Filtering to Minnesota K-12 Schools

Posted on November 02, 2017

TIES moves student safety away from costly hardware and into the cloud. Optimal protection by way of web filtering and cyberbullying detection will be rolling out to schools in Minnesota at lower costs.

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Securly Introduces Round-the-clock Student Safety Monitoring

Posted on September 25, 2017

“24” service augments Securly’s AI approach with real-time monitoring by a “crisis team”.

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Two North Carolina Districts Choose Securly Web Filtering Over State Provided No-Cost Service

Posted on September 22, 2017

North Carolina’s Caldwell and Stanly counties switch to Securly because it offers more effective solutions aimed at K-12.

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Over 600 School Districts Sign up in a Month for No-cost Chrome Extension

Posted on August 30, 2017

Securly extension lessens the burden of CIPA compliance at home.

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Securly Announces No-Cost Chromebook Filtering Forever

Posted on July 11, 2017

Securly announces free Chromebook filtering for all schools across the US.

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Securly Announces Statewide Partnership with WiscNet

Posted on July 07, 2017

Securly announced a statewide partnership with WiscNet, a membership organization that provides research and education services to public and private school districts, among others, throughout Wisconsin.

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Securly Announces 2000% Growth in Q1 Bookings over 3 Year Period

Posted on April 07, 2017

Securly Inc, the world's leading provider of cloud-based web filtering for K-12 today announced a growth of 2000% in Q1 bookings since 2014.

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Securly Launches Industry First Anycast DNS Powered Entirely by Amazon AWS

Posted on March 31, 2017

Securly achieves high levels of fault tolerance and low latency via Anycast DNS powered by Amazon's AWS cloud.

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Auditor by Securly Reaches Milestones Within Two Weeks of Launch

Posted on March 29, 2017

Two weeks after launching, Auditor by Securly is now exceeding expectations and serving 200 school districts by scanning 500,000 emails per day.

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Securly Introduces Auditor - A K12 Cyberbullying & Self-Harm Detection Tool for Google Mail at No Cost

Posted on March 08, 2017

Securly continues to innovate with Auditor, a Cyberbullying and Self-Harm Prevention Tool for Google Mail.

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Securly Announces Industry-first DNS Based iPad Filtering Solution

Posted on March 07, 2017

New solution avoids pitfalls introduced by proxy and browser-based approaches.

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Securly Selected as SC Media 2017 Excellence Award Finalist

Posted on December 07, 2016

Securly’s unique approach for taking student safety beyond basic CIPA compliance is setting itself apart in the web filtering industry, and the SC Awards has taken notice - recognizing Securly as one of the finalists for Excellence Awards: Best Compliance Solution Category.

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Securly Wins Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence

Posted on December 07, 2016

Staying true to Silicon Valley's culture of innovation, Securly continues to launch features that are industry first.

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Securly Raises $4 Million in Series A to Keep Students Safe Online

Posted on October 20, 2016

This funding allows Securly to scale out operations and build parent-facing products.

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Securly is the first web filter to be iKeepSafe certified

Posted on July 29, 2016

We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation! The mission of each respective organization aligns perfectly with our own commitment to keeping kids safe online.

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Securly Releases Debug Tool to Automate Complex Network Troubleshooting

Posted on July 22, 2016

The world’s leading provider of cloud based online security for the K-12 environment releases a self-serve tool to streamline the web filter setup process.

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Securly Opens Presence in Southern Texas by Bringing McAllen ISD on Board as a Customer

Posted on July 21, 2016

Silicon Valley-based online child safety startup’s cloud based solution and message of student safety meet the needs of large district.

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Introducing PageScan – our Blacklist that Learns

Posted on July 13, 2016

Today, we are announcing that we are Beta test complete on PageScan – our proprietary approach to building a “Blacklist that Learns.” As any user of a web filter is aware, these products have two different ways by which they maintain their blacklists...

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Securly’s Brand New Dashboard

Posted on June 27, 2016

To kick off the “Week of Innovation” –live from the ISTE floor– we are excited to unveil our brand new Dashboard! At Securly, we follow a simple rule of thumb for all product design decisions.

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Introducing a Pause Button for Take-Home Devices

Posted on June 27, 2016

It’s impossible for parents to keep an eye on their children 24/7. Many parents we’ve encountered fear their child is spending too much time online, using their school-owned devices for online gaming and other time sinks.

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“Auditor by Securly” - New Product Helps Schools Grappling with Bullying and Suicides

Posted on June 15, 2016

In honor of Stop Cyberbullying Day, Securly, Inc. – the world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet security for K-12 schools – today announced the beta availability of “Auditor by Securly”

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Securly Exceeds 10% Market Share in Several States Across the Country

Posted on June 06, 2016

The world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet security for K-12 schools – today announced that the company had established a customer footprint in 40 out of the 50 states in the United States.

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Securly Becomes a “set-and-forget” Solution for IT With the Release of Delegated Administration

Posted on June 01, 2016

Securly, Inc. today announced the release of a Delegated Administration feature-set that enables Principals and Guidance counselors to pull evidence reports or any suspicious activity reports on certain students.

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Message of Parental Involvement puts Securly on track for 10% market share in Illinois

Posted on June 01, 2016

The world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet security for K-12 schools – today announced that several strategic customers in the state of Illinois had signed multi-year contracts with the company

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Securly Makes Deep Inroads into Silicon Valley Schools with 1 in 4 schools Served

Posted on May 08, 2016

Silicon Valley based online child safety startup signs up local schools in large numbers based on strength of new feature offerings.

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Securly Awarded Tech & Learning's Stellar Service Award

Posted on April 29, 2016

Cloud Security provider's customer satisfaction metric in the same range as Netflix and American Express.

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Securly Becomes the Industry’s First Self-Servable Web Filter

Posted on April 10, 2016

Silicon Valley startup becomes first in industry to allow customers to install from a web browser.

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Securly releases first quantified study on Cyberbullying

Posted on April 03, 2016

Over 500,000 social media posts from students were used by the study to conclude that the average school district in the United States faces the threat of suicide once every two weeks.

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Securly to Debut Plug n' Play Hub - Safe WiFi for Kids - at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Posted on December 29, 2015

The company, which already protects millions of students in thousands of K-12 schools, will bring its industry-leading technology into the homes of families around the globe.

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Securly Captures Greater Than 1% Market Share for US Public Schools, Including 5% for California and Illinois

Posted on October 15, 2015

Cloud-based web filtering provider attributes its fast growth to ease of deployment/management, school-focused features like cyberbullying detection and reports for parents, and low total cost of ownership for schools.

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Securly Becomes the Industry's First and Only Solution to Make the YouTube App Safe for Homes and Schools

Posted on August 15, 2015

Schools and parents can now deliver Safe YouTube to all devices with a plug-n-play solution.

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Securly Expands Global Footprint with "First-in-region" Chromebook Deployments

Posted on June 08, 2015

Students, staff, and parents from leading schools in Australia, Kuwait, and the UK make use of company's offerings to ensure successful implementation of their new 1:1 programs.

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Securly Launches the First Cloud-based Home Internet Security Solution for Parents to Manage Kids' Screen Time

Posted on May 07, 2015

Parents around the world can now enable safe Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, and custom policies for any device and any user on their home network, with a simple 5-minute setup and a dashboard summary of all user activity.

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Securly Announces Active Directory Single Sign-On

Posted on February 11, 2015

Company’s AD SSO solution will provide agentless authentication for school districts with mixed environments.

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Securly Receives 5-Star Review from Ed Tech Roundup

Posted on February 07, 2015

Popular EdTech review website does a deep dive into Securly's dashboard and reporting features and awards product a 5/5 score.

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Securly Launches Sentiment Analysis Offering

Posted on January 26, 2015

New technology is the first to flag searches and social activities by examining the sentiment or emotion behind students’ online posts.

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Securly Launches Parent Offering

Posted on October 29, 2014

New reporting tool is the first to give parents insights into how their children are using Chromebooks, iPads, and other school devices.

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Securly Provides Unified Filtering Solution for West Contra Costa USD

Posted on September 09, 2014

Securly, Inc. – the world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today announced it will provide unified web filtering to West Contra Costa USD, a suburban California district that serves over 30,000 students.

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Securly Announces the Release of Social Post Monitoring for Schools

Posted on August 04, 2014

IT and Instructional Tech personnel can enjoy peace of mind about student safety by monitoring posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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Securly Announces Partnerships with Schools that Pioneer World's Most Innovative Education Models

Posted on August 01, 2014

Iconic schools around the globe consider Securly's unified filtering technology to be key in their blended learning and 1:1 initiatives.

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Securly Announces Multi-Year Contracts with Aspire Public Schools and Summit Public Schools

Posted on July 14, 2014

Two of California's leading Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) with a total of 19,000 students and staff spread across 40 schools can now benefit from the ease of management and low cost of Securly's cloud based solution for web-filtering.

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Securly Launches Student Achievement Analytics

Posted on July 10, 2014

Dashboard data gives teachers, parents and school leadership insight into how a school's EdTech dollars are being spent.

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Securly Partners with Hapara to Give Teachers Complete Control of Their 1:1 Classroom

Posted on June 30, 2014

Securly, Inc. – the world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today at ISTE 2014 announced a partnership with Hapara, creator of Teacher Dashboard for Google Apps. The joint offering combines the best of both popular ed-tech products by giving teachers a real-time view of student activity as well as the ability to see a report of websites students have either visited or been blocked from accessing.

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Securly Partners With Safety and Achievement Focused URL Classification Service Provider Komodia

Posted on April 08, 2014

Silicon Valley based Securly, Inc. - the world's leading cloud based provider of unified Internet Security for K-12 schools today announced integration with Komodia's content classification engine. With 44 out of 50 US states adopting Common Core standards, K-12 schools have come to rely increasingly on technology as a medium of instruction. With more children than ever having access to 1:1 devices

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Securly develops Chrome extension that can be deployed in seconds

Posted on April 07, 2014

Securly Extends Unified Cloud-based K-12 Web Filtering with a Chrome Plugin for 1:1 Chromebook Management

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Securly accepted into the Founder.org 2013 cohort!

Posted on June 03, 2013

From among 500+ startups that applied, Securly made it to the top 10 that were selected for the Founder.org class of 2013.

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Securly Partners with NewMind Group

Posted on February 26, 2013

Securly signed NewMind Group as a distribution partner. NewMind has been ranked by MSPMentor as one of North America's top 200 Managed Service Providers in the year 2012.

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Securly Partners with Amplified IT

Posted on February 14, 2013

Securly signed Amplified IT as a distribution partner. The guys at Amplified are super-knowledgable about the EdTech space and we could'nt be more excited to team up with them.

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TechCrunch Coverage

Posted on December 29, 2012

Securly receives TechCrunch coverage as part of Imagine K12's third cohort on the IK12 Demo Day.

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Snider Seed Award

Posted on November 01, 2012

Securly was honored to receive the Snider Seed award from the Wharton Business school at the University of Pennsylvania.

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EdSurge Coverage

Posted on October 23, 2012

The Securly team was interviewed by Betsy Corcoran of Edsurge for this article.

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GAfE and Chromebook Integration

Posted on October 01, 2012

Securly is the first and only web-filter to integrate with Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks. IT Admins no longer have to deal with painful Active-Directory integrations!

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Our First Customers

Posted on September 10, 2012

Securly is proud to announce Milpitas Unified School District and Achievement First as our first customers. Securly will be used to securly their 1:1 take-home Chromebook program.

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Education Week Coverage

Posted on August 11, 2012

Jason Tomassini of Education Week came in from DC just in time for Imagine K12's Educator day. The Securly team was interviewed as part of the profile.

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Imagine K12

Posted on June 04, 2012

Securly was accepted into Imagine K12's Summer 2012 cohort. Imagine K-12 is the nation's best known EdTech startup accelerator.

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Wharton's VIP Program

Posted on May 11, 2012

Securly was accepted into the Wharton Business School's Venture Initiation Program.