Lightspeed Systems® Achieves AWS Education Competency Status

Austin, TX — Lightspeed Systems, provider of the Lightspeed platform for K-12 schools, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education Competency status. This designation recognizes that Lightspeed Systems has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success providing solutions that support mission-critical workloads of its K-12 primary and secondary customers. To receive the designation, APN Partners possess deep industry expertise and solutions aligning with AWS architectural best practices.

“Our partnership with AWS allows schools around the world to securely and seamlessly leverage our SAAS platform. Lightspeed Systems is proud to achieve AWS Education Competency status,” said Mike Durando, VP of Strategic Alliances, Lightspeed Systems. “Our team is dedicated to helping our customers protect students and manage devices by leveraging the agility of AWS.”

The proliferation of mobile devices within schools has led school administrators to move many services, including content filtering, to cloud-based systems. With its patented Smart Agents and cloud-based infrastructure, Lightspeed Systems is able to ensure seamless student safety, filtering, and management even when devices are off the school network.

The Lightspeed platform is a complete solution to filter, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze online activity in schools. An essential tool used by thousands of schools and millions of students around the world, Lightspeed Systems provides the scalability, security, and student data privacy that schools require by leveraging AWS.

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 28,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated filtering, management, monitoring, and protection for schools through its groundbreaking platform. Headquartered in Austin, TX (with offices in Portland and the U.K.), Lightspeed serves over 15 million students in 35 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

Amy Bennett
Lightspeed Systems
737.205.2453
[email protected]

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