Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Eligible Customers Save Big on Web Security through DIR Cooperative Contract DIR-TSO-3131 - Tech Learning

Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Eligible Customers Save Big on Web Security through DIR Cooperative Contract DIR-TSO-3131

Through a new Cooperative Contract with DIR, Texas districts can purchase ContentKeeper’s web filtering and security hardware and software at a pre-negotiated cost to keep students and schools safe from next-generation web threats.
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ContentKeeper’s web filtering and security hardware and software keeps students and schools safe from next-generation web threats

Orange, CA (September 16, 2015) – ContentKeeper, a leader in 1:1 and BYOD Web filtering and reporting for next-generation learning environments, has been awarded a Cooperative Contract with DIR. Through this new partnership, Texas K-12 districts can purchase ContentKeeper products at a discounted price and will save time by issuing Purchase Orders directly to DIR vendors as the DIR contracts have already completed the procurement process. Districts can now quickly implement ContentKeeper Mobile to keep students safe when using any mobile device both on and off campus.

“The DIR Cooperative Contract ensures that Texas districts have access to high-quality, technologically advanced resources and services at a lower cost,” said Mark Riley, Chief Technology Officer of ContentKeeper. “Our technology has been proven to help districts meet internet security needs as their students use more and more technology for learning both on and off campus.”

As more schools use online content, social media and education apps for instruction, BYOD and 1:1 programs are finding a permanent place in districts. However, managing mobile security and BYOD initiatives, especially in device agnostic districts, is a growing challenge. Providing students with access to cutting-edge technology creates liability for districts because they are responsible for students’ activity and safety while using district-provided devices or networks. 

ContentKeeper gives districts an easier budget-friendly way to ensure a safe learning environment and school IT departments are provided a flexible, yet advanced tool that requires minimal maintenance. With ContentKeeper, districts can manage learning on devices in 1:1 and BYOD programs and, if a student goes astray, districts have the data needed to get the student back on task.

The DIR serves Texas K-12 public education institutions, state agencies, cities, counties and other local governments, public universities, other higher education institutions and Quasi-State Agency - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority, a volunteer fire department, as defined by Section 152.001, Tax Code, or other quasi-state agency that was created by the constitution or a statute and private school as defined by Section 5.001, Education Code. Its eligible customers can buy IT products and services at aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement process. For a complete list of ContentKeeper products and services available through the Cooperative Contract, click here.

For more information about ContentKeeper, visit www.contentkeeper.com.

About ContentKeeper
ContentKeeper transforms K-12 Web filtering by helping schools address the evolving security challenges in today’s learning environment. The company’s comprehensive security solutions provide SSL encrypted Web services, BYOD/1:1 mobile identification & controls, granular social media controls and proactive malware protection to help IT administrators stay ahead of Web security threats.

ContentKeeper’s unique layer 2 bridge design ensures scalability, high performance and reliability. Real-time Web content and threat analysis engines are backed by ContentKeeper’s patented shared intelligence system to guarantee maximum protection, before it’s needed.

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