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M86 Security Wins 2011 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in Multiple Categories

M86 Secure Web Gateway, Web Filtering & Reporting Suite Honored as 'Best Upgraded Products' and M86 VuSafe in 'Best New Product' Categories (November 03, 2011)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/03/11 -- M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, is proud to announce it has been honored by Tech & Learning magazine with a prestigious Award of Excellence in the publication's 29th annual awards program aimed at saluting outstanding education technology products. The M86 Secure Web Gateway, M86 Web Filtering and Reporting Suite were recognized by the judges in the best "upgraded product" and M86 VuSafe in the best "new product" category for innovation in the Ed Tech market.

"Tech & Learning's readers aren't looking for bells and whistles," says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. "Our readers are looking for rigorous edtech products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers and students, as well as meet today's assessment and standards requirements. This year's Award of Excellence judges put over 160 products to the test, and chose only those that met these criteria."

M86 products honored:

  • M86 Secure Web Gateway - protects against next-generation threats in real time. By accurately detecting new and targeted attacks, it virtually eliminates over- and under-blocking and enables users to access the Internet safely and productively. With its flexible deployment options it fits into existing infrastructures easily while providing full security coverage to every user, regardless of connection or location.
  • M86 Web Filtering and Reporting Suite - helps school districts and organizations enforce AUPs and comply with regulations easily. Known for its fast performance and multi-tiered administration capabilities, the M86 WFR sits outside the flow of network traffic to quickly and accurately filter millions of websites in 100+ categories -- without impacting bandwidth or productivity.
  • M86 VuSafe - is an easy-to-use secure video library that enables teachers to find videos on YouTube and other video sites, add them to their own video libraries and share them with students -- without inappropriate ads, viewer comments or outside links.

"We are honored and proud that our M86 Secure Web Gateway, Web Filtering & Reporting Suite and VuSafe have been recognized among the elite in technology for the education market," said William Kilmer, Chief Marketing Officer, M86 Security. "M86 has a long and successful history of partnering with schools that use our tools to meet the needs of not only their staff, but their student and parent communities to ensure a collaborative, yet safe computing environment. We look forward to continuing to deliver innovative solutions for K-12 leaders and educators."


Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence program has been recognizing outstanding Ed Tech curriculum products for nearly three decades. This year's winners were selected by a panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 160 entries. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education. Detailed descriptions and judges' comments will be featured in the December 2011 Awards Issue of Tech & Learning.

About M86 Security
M86 Security is the global expert in real-time threat protection and the industry's leading Secure Web Gateway provider. The company's appliance, software, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Web and email security protect more than 25,000 customers and 26 million users worldwide. M86 products use patented real-time code analysis and behavior-based malware detection technologies as well as threat intelligence from M86 Security Labs to protect networks against new and advanced threats, secure confidential information, and ensure regulatory compliance. The company is based in Irvine, California with international headquarters in London and development centers in California, Israel, and New Zealand. For more information about M86 Security, please visit: www.m86security.com.

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