August 19, 2022

School District Needs All-in-One Security with Remote Access Capabilities


This K-12 School District is a Kindergarten through 8th grade public school district that educates more than 5,800 students at nine schools. A key objective of this K-12 School District is providing a child-centered learning environment with high expectations for student achievement and parent involvement through common goals.

To this end, a comprehensive 21st-century core curriculum with high standards is emphasized and the diversity of learners is valued so that each student will reach their full potential. Relevant and practical guidance is given to students, which improves self-worth and self-discipline through critical and creative thinking, as well as the acquisition of curricular and technical skills. This District looks to achieve this using technology.

The Challenge

To deliver 21st-century learning methods to students that allow it to achieve its mission and goals, the K-12 School District wanted a solution that would make it easy and secure to manage the computers on its network. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the nine schools to move to a distance learning environment to conduct classes and provide educational material – which they saw as an opportunity to try modern learning methods.

However, they were aware of the potential threats of conducting learning in an online environment. The district’s IT department searched for a solution that provided the flexibility and security needed to conduct and manage online or distant learning for its students. The IT department then started searching for ways to consolidate its security and IT management - which is when they came across Xcitium.

The Solution

The K-12 School District partnered with Xcitium to make its distance learning environment secure and flexible. “We evaluated Palo Alto Traps and ESET but decided to work with Xcitium because of all the tools that were wrapped into a single package,” revealed the IT Manager at this School District. They chose Xcitium and its Xcitium Advanced solution, which has patented ZeroDwell Containment technology with active breach protection that neutralizes ransomware, malware, and cyber-attacks.

Xcitium Advanced offers the broadest array of tools to identify known good and known bad files. For all the unknown, ZeroDwell Containment technology and verdict decision engine deliver a verdict— good or bad—every time, with zero impact on the user experience. Xcitium Advanced also utilizes a Default usability with ZeroDwell Platform to provide complete protection against zero-day threats while having no impact on end-user experience or workflows. Additionally, Xcitium’s Cloud Verdict analyses and gives a trusted verdict for 100% of files on a network.

Lastly, Xcitium’s platform shares intelligence and is, therefore, more secure than disparate products that claim the best of the breed but don’t share information. Xcitium has architected its cybersecurity product to maximize intelligent sharing between every component of the platform, therefore providing superior security, which is a sentiment shared by the team at this school district.

“I love the ability to contain any threat that pops up on a computer and the ability to be alerted via email of possible infections. This allows us to be proactive in containing threats, which give us better protection. Besides, now that we work in a distance learning environment due to COVID-19, this solution has lent us a lot of flexibility. Our ability to support our staff and teachers quickly and effectively at a distance has improved significantly,” says the IT Manager. Xcitium allows this K-12 School District to continue providing quality education to students in times where social distancing protocols have limited in-person learning.


Xcitium, formerly known as Comodo Security Solutions, is used by more than 3,000 organizational customers & partners around the globe. Founded with one simple goal – to put an end to cyber breaches. Xcitium’s patented ‘ZeroDwell Containment’ technology uses Kernel API Virtualization to isolate and remove threats like zero-day malware & ransomware before they cause any damage. ZeroDwell Containment is the cornerstone of Xcitium’s endpoint suite which includes Xcitium Essentials, Xcitium Advanced, endpoint detection & response (EDR), Xcitium Managed MDR and Xcitium Complete M(X)DR. Since inception, Xcitium has a zero breach track record when fully configured.

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