Community School District

August 19, 2022

Community School District Relies on Xitium’s Security Technology to Contain and Defeat Unwanted Malware

The Solution

As malware has tried to become increasingly pervasive, industries, businesses, non-profits, and organizations of all sizes have needed to take steps to prevent network infection. Ensuring the protection of endpoint technology usage – from desktops to laptops, smart phones to tablets – from the threat of a rogue email attachment or a malicious Trojan or virus has become paramount. The IT staff at this community school district is front and center on fighting that exact battle and keeping their IT infrastructure safe.

The school district’s IT staff needed a reliable security solution with a cost-effective structure to reduce the vast amounts of malware and spyware-serving websites being accessed by its student body. Almost everyone in the district uses a desktop, laptop, or mobile device to access school curriculums and emails. “We cannot be in control of every rogue email that a student unknowingly opens or an infected website link they click on a device issued by the school.

Since we cannot control the email or the website, we wanted to find a solution that could control and protect the device and stop any malware, Trojan, or virus from spreading,” said the Director of Technology. “We needed to put the call out to all possible vendors and ask for an IT security solution that would focus on the prevention of rouge malware and bad websites from being accessed.”

Through an in-depth review process, the IT Department reviewed the technology from all the major vendors and selected Xcitium Advanced as the ideal solution of choice. The Xcitium business and enterprise support team helped this organization with the full roll-out of Xcitium Advanced to ensure that deployment and configuration best practices were followed for optimum results.

The support team also provided guidance to this school district on the following:

1. How Xcitium Advanced could be used as a system management tool to monitor computers and servers.

2. Utilizing Xcitium Advanced as a remote screen-sharing tool to assist users without having to leave the desks of IT Operations.

3. Enabling the school district with the ability to accurately track all computing hardware and software in their environment through Xcitium Advanced's reporting functionality.

“We are thrilled with the endpoint security protection suite that Xcitium provided for our IT environment,” said the IT Director. “Xcitium ZeroDwell Containment gives us peace of mind, where our students can freely take advantage of all the great technology, we have in place to share and exchange information to improve themselves as students. Because we are now using Xcitium and its ZeroDwell Containment Technology technology, we are not at risk to have any of our school or student data exposed to cyber-attacks, and that makes me, and my team sleep easier at night.”

Since going live, Xcitium Advanced has been wiping out viruses and malware that its previous antivirus system failed to detect, as well as giving the organization the ability to offer a centralized management console for their IT team to use to manage, control and update any endpoints. Xcitium’s ZeroDwell Containment technology brings seven layers of defense (antivirus, firewall, web URL filtering, host intrusion prevention, Zero Threat Technology, file reputation, and virus scope) right to the point of impact—the desktop environment.

Through running Xcitium Advanced, there are now more computers available to students, as the IT staff no longer needs to have computers taken off the network for decontamination. The technology also empowers the faculty and support staff to be more productive due to the increased availability of their protected computers and endpoints as well. Xcitium endpoint security is the only solution that offers on-device, real-time Zero Threat Technology. Unlike legacy approaches such as blacklisting and sandboxing, Xcitium endpoint security uses smart filtering to automatically contain and execute unknown files, without negatively impacting the system performance or the user’s productivity.

ABOUT XCITIUM

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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