By Brigette Currin 3 minute read

A partnership at the forefront of the protection and safeguarding of school data.

Wonde, a leading school data management specialist, has acquired Secure Schools, a principal provider of cyber security solutions in the UK.

Wonde is a premier data management specialist for over 25,000 schools worldwide, and through their innovative platform, they ensure schools can operate with total confidence that their data is securely maintained and managed. The acquisition of Secure Schools complements Wonde’s ambition to simplify the often overwhelming requirements of data security, and the necessity to control the sharing of data with third parties for those in the education sector.

Secure Schools is a leading provider of cyber security solutions for the education sector with a mission to lead the education industry in adapting and overcoming threats to computer systems and networks. The acquisition will enable Secure Schools to invest in audit and technical assessment platforms, along with new products to support technical assurance of schools’ defences against specific cyber-attacks.

Wonde’s co-founder and CEO, Peter Dabrowa, says of the acquisition: “This is a hugely exciting time for Wonde and Secure Schools.  During our initial discussions, it was clear the two companies had a similar ambition in our support for the education sector. Our solutions are both simple in design but comprehensive in what they enable schools to achieve.”

“Schools are such data rich environments and Wonde has always been driven to ensure they can easily control and manage their own data through innovative technology, leaving schools to focus on what’s important – teaching, supporting and learning. Secure Schools are a natural addition to our family, providing a solution to a growing concern within schools.”

“This is a hugely exciting time for Wonde and Secure Schools. Our solutions are both simple in design but comprehensive in what they enable schools to achieve.”

“Secure Schools will remain independent in both management and provision of service. But will benefit from the resources and support of the Wonde team, enabling them to continue to scale and innovate, whilst providing the high levels of customer service they are known for.”

Paul Alberry, Secure Schools co-founder and CEO says: “Wonde is a perfect fit for Secure Schools. The last couple of years have seen schools adopting new technology at an incredible rate, whilst cybercriminals have exploited new and existing weaknesses.

“Secure Schools will contribute to Wonde’s mission to allow schools and Apps to operate securely and effectively.”

Schools face significant challenges ahead, including growing expectations from external stakeholders, and Wonde has a proven track record for responding rapidly to emerging challenges with high-quality services.

Secure Schools will contribute to Wonde’s mission to allow schools and apps to operate securely and effectively by delivering the highest quality, ruthlessly independent security assessments that empower schools to own their cyber security risks.”

Secure Schools will retain their existing passionate team and continue to operate as independent cyber security auditors whilst relocating to Wonde’s Newmarket office. The two companies will share resources and support functions, while focusing on delivering innovative, robust security solutions to those operating in the education sector.

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