International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding EdTech Products and Companies

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, June 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Spirion, the leader in data protection solutions, today announced that it has been awarded an EdTech Breakthrough Award for “Higher EdTech Deployment of the Year” at Illinois College. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards program, now in its second year, is organized by Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the industry leaders in today’s most competitive categories of technology.

Illinois College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, deployed Spirion to discover and protect student and faculty data according to compliance regulations and campus rules. By providing full visibility into where all of their hard-to-find personal information lived and automating the protection options for that data, Illinois College’s small IT team was able to reduce their data footprint, and more accurately focus their limited resources and data security spend.

“We are honored to be recognized by EdTech Breakthrough for our deployment at Illinois College,” said Kevin Coppins, President and CEO of Spirion. “Their Spirion implementation benefits students, parents, faculty, and administrators alike by protecting what matters the most: every individual’s right to data privacy and security. That’s why we are proud to be adopted among such a broad swath of higher education institutions—including half of the top 100 U.S. News & World Report ranked colleges as well as 60 percent of Big 10 and Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities.”

“With over 1,500 nominations from all over the world, Spirion’s ability to give Illinois College greater data visibility to better understand, control, and protect personal data without burdening their IT staff is a real innovation in our 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Awards program,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “Spirion represents an important step towards reducing the complexity of data protection so that higher education institutions of all sizes, large or small, public or private, can take their data privacy and compliance programs to the next level.”

All award nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the EdTech industry, with the winning products and companies selected based on a variety of considerations, including innovation, design, and user experience, as well as overall technological advancement for their respective categories.

Details about the EdTech Breakthrough Awards and the list of winners are available at https://edtechbreakthrough.com/2020-winners/.

About Spirion
Spirion has relentlessly solved real data protection problems since 2006 with accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; purposeful classification; automated real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards to give organizations greater visibility into their most at risk data and assets. Spirion’s data protection software enables organizations to reduce risk exposure, gain visibility into their data footprint, improve business efficiencies and decision-making while facilitating compliance with data protection laws and regulations. The award-winning company was recently ranked by CIOReview magazine as one of the “20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers of 2019,” and received top honors for International Data Protection Solution, Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, and Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution in the 18th Annual American Business Awards.

About EdTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM, and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.

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