Product Comparison

KnowBe4 vs Wombat Security

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Phishing Simulation
Ease of Use
Reporting Capabilities
Content Quality

Summary

Review date: November 19th 2018

Snapshot: KnowBe4 provides security awareness training and simulated phishing tools.

Who are KnowBe4?

KnowBe4 is the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. They offer a range of materials and scenarios to help train users to be more aware of social engineering style threats. They provide a range of tests such as simulated phishing, vishing and smishing attacks to identify users who need security training. They provide security awareness training to these customers which comes in the form of interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters. A range of reports show how the overall security awareness of an organisation has been increased through the training process.

For: Organizations who have been struggling with stopping phishing attacks and want to help to train users.

Not For: Organizations who want the most granular and data driven reporting on security awareness training available, or a technical phishing defence platform.

Features:

  • Content library with over 700 engaging training materials made up of videos, games, posters and newsletters available to access based on subscription level
  • ‘Phish alert’ Outlook plug in, means users can report when they think is spam email to IT so they can verify if the email is real or not
  • Training is engaging and well liked by users, with high rates of success according to customers
  • Simulated phishing campaigns can be edited, with customisable landing pages, scenarios and attachments
  • Collection of reports and analytics which show how well security awareness training is working to protect the organisation
  • Easy user management with active directory integration allowing you to track employees progress with training
  • High levels of customer satisfaction with the service
  • Can train users in different types of social engineering attacks, including phishing emails, voice and text or instant messaging

Expert Insight:

KnowBe4 is a market leader in security awareness training. They offer a range of high quality, customisable campaigns to test employees and the service is very easy for IT departments to manage. KnowBE4 offer a range of training materials which help to improve the security of a businesses, and statistics help to show how this is improving over time. This is a hugely popular service with great features such as the phish alert, which allows users to quickly report emails to IT, helping to prevent potentially disastrous data leaks.

The platform is primarily aimed at American companies, with training materials and campaigns aimed mostly at an American audience. It’s a strong security awareness training option for companies around the world, however. It’s hugely popular among customers and for a lot of businesses will be very effective at increasing the overall security of an organisation against phishing attacks.

Overall Score
Phishing Simulation
Ease of Use
Reporting Capabilities
Content Quality

Summary

Review date: October 4th 2018

Snapshot: Wombat provide security awareness training with interactive training modules.

Who are Wombat Security?

Wombat Security are a cloud based security awareness training platform. They were acquired by Proofpoint in 2018, and the Wombat Security service has become Proofpoint Security Awareness Training. They offer a range of modules which comprise their security awareness training platform. This includes phishing simulations, USB testing simulations, training modules and knowledge assessments. They have a focus on ease of use and efficiency with research based anti-phishing tools.

For: Companies looking for ongoing awareness and reinforcement techniques to increase security awareness.

Not For: Companies looking for the most advanced reporting and analytics for security awareness training.

Features:

  • Range of simulated cyber attacks to test how security aware employees are, with phishing, USB and SMS simulations with customisable templates
  • Well-researched and interactive training modules with a wide selection of videos, posters, images and articles to help engage users to remember security awareness materials
  • Training modules are made for different sectors to help meet specific training needs, with ongoing and updated content
  • Range of tests to measure employee’s security awareness outside of simulated phishing with ‘CyberStrength’ assessment platform
  • They offer a managed option in which they set up simulated campaigns which is ideal for saving IT departments time
  • ‘Phish Alarm’ feature is an email client plug-in which allows employees to report suspected phishing attacks
  • Reporting within comprehensive security dashboard with reports and analytics to show the performance of security awareness training campaigns and measuring how well employees are improving over time

Expert Insight:

Wombat Security is a strong solution for security awareness training. It’s an easy to use and deploy service, with a single dashboard for monitoring all campaigns and reporting of results. There is a range of security testing on offer, with videos, posters, images and articles to get people engaged with security concerns. The simulated campaigns and training materials are all customisable, to help businesses make sure that they are getting training bespoke for their unique security needs. Customers highly praise the training material on offer, particularly the engaging video content.

Wombat also offer a ‘Phish Alarm’ function, which allows end users to report phishing attacks to IT departments. They also offer a ‘CybersStrength’ assessment platform which is a more traditional way to test employee’s cyber security awareness alongside security awareness training. The reporting functionality Wombat offer is not the most advanced reporting available, but it will demonstrate how employees are improving while using this material. Wombat Security is a capable solution for companies looking for ongoing security awareness training with engaging materials.

Overall Score
Phishing Simulation
Ease of Use
Reporting Capabilities
Content Quality

Summary

Review date: November 19th 2018

Snapshot: KnowBe4 provides security awareness training and simulated phishing tools.

Who are KnowBe4?

KnowBe4 is the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. They offer a range of materials and scenarios to help train users to be more aware of social engineering style threats. They provide a range of tests such as simulated phishing, vishing and smishing attacks to identify users who need security training. They provide security awareness training to these customers which comes in the form of interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters. A range of reports show how the overall security awareness of an organisation has been increased through the training process.

For: Organizations who have been struggling with stopping phishing attacks and want to help to train users.

Not For: Organizations who want the most granular and data driven reporting on security awareness training available, or a technical phishing defence platform.

Features:

  • Content library with over 700 engaging training materials made up of videos, games, posters and newsletters available to access based on subscription level
  • ‘Phish alert’ Outlook plug in, means users can report when they think is spam email to IT so they can verify if the email is real or not
  • Training is engaging and well liked by users, with high rates of success according to customers
  • Simulated phishing campaigns can be edited, with customisable landing pages, scenarios and attachments
  • Collection of reports and analytics which show how well security awareness training is working to protect the organisation
  • Easy user management with active directory integration allowing you to track employees progress with training
  • High levels of customer satisfaction with the service
  • Can train users in different types of social engineering attacks, including phishing emails, voice and text or instant messaging

Expert Insight:

KnowBe4 is a market leader in security awareness training. They offer a range of high quality, customisable campaigns to test employees and the service is very easy for IT departments to manage. KnowBE4 offer a range of training materials which help to improve the security of a businesses, and statistics help to show how this is improving over time. This is a hugely popular service with great features such as the phish alert, which allows users to quickly report emails to IT, helping to prevent potentially disastrous data leaks.

The platform is primarily aimed at American companies, with training materials and campaigns aimed mostly at an American audience. It’s a strong security awareness training option for companies around the world, however. It’s hugely popular among customers and for a lot of businesses will be very effective at increasing the overall security of an organisation against phishing attacks.

Overall Score
Phishing Simulation
Ease of Use
Reporting Capabilities
Content Quality

Summary

Review date: October 4th 2018

Snapshot: Wombat provide security awareness training with interactive training modules.

Who are Wombat Security?

Wombat Security are a cloud based security awareness training platform. They were acquired by Proofpoint in 2018, and the Wombat Security service has become Proofpoint Security Awareness Training. They offer a range of modules which comprise their security awareness training platform. This includes phishing simulations, USB testing simulations, training modules and knowledge assessments. They have a focus on ease of use and efficiency with research based anti-phishing tools.

For: Companies looking for ongoing awareness and reinforcement techniques to increase security awareness.

Not For: Companies looking for the most advanced reporting and analytics for security awareness training.

Features:

  • Range of simulated cyber attacks to test how security aware employees are, with phishing, USB and SMS simulations with customisable templates
  • Well-researched and interactive training modules with a wide selection of videos, posters, images and articles to help engage users to remember security awareness materials
  • Training modules are made for different sectors to help meet specific training needs, with ongoing and updated content
  • Range of tests to measure employee’s security awareness outside of simulated phishing with ‘CyberStrength’ assessment platform
  • They offer a managed option in which they set up simulated campaigns which is ideal for saving IT departments time
  • ‘Phish Alarm’ feature is an email client plug-in which allows employees to report suspected phishing attacks
  • Reporting within comprehensive security dashboard with reports and analytics to show the performance of security awareness training campaigns and measuring how well employees are improving over time

Expert Insight:

Wombat Security is a strong solution for security awareness training. It’s an easy to use and deploy service, with a single dashboard for monitoring all campaigns and reporting of results. There is a range of security testing on offer, with videos, posters, images and articles to get people engaged with security concerns. The simulated campaigns and training materials are all customisable, to help businesses make sure that they are getting training bespoke for their unique security needs. Customers highly praise the training material on offer, particularly the engaging video content.

Wombat also offer a ‘Phish Alarm’ function, which allows end users to report phishing attacks to IT departments. They also offer a ‘CybersStrength’ assessment platform which is a more traditional way to test employee’s cyber security awareness alongside security awareness training. The reporting functionality Wombat offer is not the most advanced reporting available, but it will demonstrate how employees are improving while using this material. Wombat Security is a capable solution for companies looking for ongoing security awareness training with engaging materials.