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JB Hi-Fi partners with cyber-security firm to educate Australian schools

Leading electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has partnered with cyber-security firm Family Zone to offer cyber-safe hardware, solutions, and training to schools across Australia.

The mission is to give Australian students the opportunity to learn about the dangers of a technologically driven world in a safe, collaborative way.

“Our Education customers play an important part in the future of Australia, as they shape the youth of today for the responsibilities of tomorrow,” JB Hi-Fi Solutions head of practices Jordan Barry said. 

“Today, more than ever, the rapid adoption of mobile and cloud-based technologies is creating an environment open to cyber attack. 

“JB Hi-Fi Solutions believe that it is our role to guide our education client to help protect against this threat. Our exciting partnership with Family Zone allows us to rapidly expand our capability and capacity, reaching more education clients than ever before.”

The partnership allows JB Hi-Fi to offer Family Zone products and services to its Solutions customers, including cyber-safe hardware, monitoring tools for parents, as well as the ability to deliver cyber security solutions to schools. 

“Our mission is to allow schools, parents, cyber safety experts and ultimately children to seamlessly collaborate; to set and agree boundaries, to test them, to learn and prepare for a world of technology,” Family Zone managing director Tim Levy said. 

“Our exciting partnership with JB Hi-Fi progresses us rapidly down this path allowing us to expand our reach and streamline sales, deployment and management of our solutions.”

Family Zone also partnered with supermarket Woolworths in late 2018 to sell its cyber-safe and child-friendly mobile phone – a partnership that later expanded to include the ability to sell Family Zone solution services as well.

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