Abadata - Leader in Technology and Mecosta-Osceola Makes School Safe, Again
MICHIGAN – September 2019 – Abadata Computer Corporation, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) announced today that the company has joined forces with Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District (ISD) to create the “best in class” online environment for ISD students. Abadata, one of the premier technology organizations in the nation, regularly secures complex cyber-environments for businesses across all industries, including legal, corporate, enterprise and tech.

Through this exciting collaboration with Mecosta-Osceola ISD, they worked together to create a fully customized cybersecurity solution which will protect students from threats while giving them access to online tools that need to learn and grow. While ISDs typically are presented with lackluster, standarized cybersecurity solutions, MecostaOsceola capitalized on this opportunity to secure their students technological access over the long-haul with minimal output by leveraging the technical expertise of the team at Abadata.


It’s no secret that since classrooms have begun to rely more heavily on the Internet to supplement teaching, students have become exposed to lots of security threats that we didn’t have to consider when we were growing up. Online predators, the proliferation of innapropriate web sites and the ubiquity of social media has made things very challenging for students to maintain their focus while at school. Companies like Abadata have risen to the challenge and are discovering new ways to solve these problems so that our youth can flourish.

“We were very excited to work with Mecosta-Osceola,” adds Dave Wineman of Abadata Computer Corporation. “Their existing firewall was causing several challenges and we were thrilled to equip them with a solution that will stand the test of time and will help the students use the Internet safely. Safe Internet access paired with the teachers’ passion to instruct will undoubtedly have a markedly positive impact on these students. We were glad to contribute our expertise.” Normally, schools are forced into using a single cybersecurity/firewall solution that is usually limited in functionality, customization and overall ability to meet the needs of the school. In some cases, the firewall has downtime, which consequentially makes the cybersecurity solution completely useless. If all a cybercriminal needs to do is wait until Sunday to attack, the rest is extremely easy. In any case, the main reason that most schools take on outdated cybersecurity solutions is because of the initial cost savings which unfortunately, are paid for later on by the school through cumbersome programming, lost time and hiring experts to come in and patch up solutions that never had the foundation required for success.

“It’s working like a dream,” states Fred Sharpsteen, CTO and Technology Director of Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District. “We wanted the new firewall to be setup by the experts, however, we also wanted someone on-staff to be trained on how we could maintain it and make adjustments, as needed. We were blown away by how willing Abadata was to educate us so that we could feel empowered when it comes to our online environment and it’s so nice to not have to worry about this anymore. We can return our focus back to what matters – educating the youth.” Abadata has been in business for over 40 years and leverages their expertise to solve complex technology problems so that their customers can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything is taken care of.

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