SilverSky Enables K-12 Schools to Consider Email and Data Protection Services with E-Rate Funds

Flexible, Reliable and Secure Cloud Services from SilverSky Up To 90 Percent off in USAC E-Rate Program

Mar 05, 2013, 15:20 ET from SilverSky

MILFORD, Conn., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverSky, the expert cloud provider of information security solutions, today announced its support for the Universal Service Administrative Company's (USAC) E-Rate government funding for telecommunications and Internet services. The rapid pace of change in security technology, coupled with the alarming number of information security breaches, highlight the need to truly protect intellectual property. Cyber threats are rising steadily and are continuing to increase in both frequency and sophistication. Email services, data protection and firewall solutions from SilverSky represent the next generation of security and are being discounted up to 90 percent for eligible schools, libraries and consortia through the program.

"The USAC E-Rate program represents a tremendous opportunity for school systems to upgrade their technical capabilities and allow students and faculty to freely correspond via email," said Randal Skipper, EVP, SilverSky. "Establishing best practices for email security is a key consideration for schools at every level as educators need to have confidence that email communications will be kept private and secure. This is where SilverSky can assist them greatly."

Email is often regarded as the most critical business service; therefore, keeping it secure is among the highest priorities along with compliance, availability and performance. As a premier provider of cloud security solutions, SilverSky technology and services are available to eligible participants in the USAC program and will deliver the utmost value for K-12 schools and libraries seeking email security and data protection.

SilverSky Mail and SilverSky's Firewall Management solution are both eligible for funding as part of the program. SilverSky Mail, a patented email hosting service offered as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange hosting, guarantees 99.9 percent uptime for critical communications. SilverSky's Firewall Management solution is the first line of defense for your network, supported by 24x7 technical support.

Eligible parties have until March 14, 2013 to choose an E-Rate service provider. For more information, please contact

About SilverSky

SilverSky is the expert provider of cloud security solutions. Born from our success as a managed services provider, our Security-as-a-Service platform delivers cloud-based software and managed services that protect critical information simply and cost effectively. By tirelessly safeguarding our customers' most important information, we enable growth-minded leaders to pursue their business ambitions without security worry. Our growing customer base includes 6,000 organizations in the financial services, retail, healthcare, energy, critical infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. For more information, visit

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