wombatsecurity | May 05, 2015

Wombat Security Lands Multiple Industry Awards and Accolades

Accolades Include Winner of Multiple Info Security Products Guide Awards, Winner of Cyber Defense Magazine Innovator Award, Finalists in Multiple Award Programs and Recognition by CIO Review and Cybersecurity Ventures

Pittsburgh, PA – May 5— Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced the company has received prestigious industry recognition from publications and organizations covering enterprise software and information security. This widespread recognition — based on the growing adoption of Wombat’s security awareness and training products — confirms the market need for innovative information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.

Recent awards and recognition for Wombat include winning two Info Security Products Guide Awards, winning the Cyber Defense Innovator Award, being named one of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies in 2015, and being designated one of the hot 500 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2015. In addition, Wombat has been or is still in the running as a finalist for multiple awards including SC Magazine Europe, Advisen Cyber Risk Awards, and the 2015 Pennsylvania Governor’s Impact Awards.

Info Security Products Guide 2015

In conjunction with the RSA® Conference 2015 last month, Info Security Products Guide named Wombat as the Gold Winner of its Excellence Award for Best Security Training and Educational Program.  In addition, the company secured a Silver Medal Excellence Award for Customer Service, honoring its well-known reputation for excellent customer service delivery. Rake Narang, Co-President of the Awards program said, "We're pleased to see Wombat receive these awards and applaud their success in helping companies take proactive measures against increasing cyber security attacks with a highly effective security training platform that changes end-user behavior.”

Cyber Defense Magazine 2015

Wombat was named by Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry's leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2015, winner of the “Most Innovative Security Training Solutions for 2015” Award. Editor in Chief, Pierluigi Paganini remarked, “We’re thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace and that’s why Wombat has earned this award from Cyber Defense Magazine. Some of the best INFOSEC defenses come from these kinds of progressive players who think outside of the box.”

CIO Review — 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies 2015

In its April issue, CIO Review designated Wombat as one of the 20 most promising Enterprise Security companies in 2015. The companies included in this year’s list were selected by a panel of CIOs and CEOs of public companies, analysts, and the CIO Review Editorial Board. The list highlights a select group of companies that “provide uniquely effective approaches to enterprise security threats.” CIOs’ write-up also states that it “believes these companies have achieved significant momentum and will rise above the rest.”

Cybersecurity Ventures — one of top 500 Hot Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2015

Wombat was also named to Cybersecurity Ventures’ first annual list of top 500 Hot Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2015. Cybersecurity Ventures “selected thousands of potential companies for inclusion in the Cybersecurity 500 by soliciting feedback from CISOs and end-user security practitioners, researching hundreds of cybersecurity events, and researching dozens of cybersecurity news sources.”

Multiple Finalist Categories

Wombat has also been named a finalist in a number of highly prestigious awards, some of which have not been announced, including:

“It is extremely rewarding to receive these industry accolades and it further demonstrates the value that Wombat customers and industry experts see in our solution,” said Joe Ferrara, Wombat President and CEO. “By leveraging the power of Wombat’s Security Awareness and Training solutions, our customers are cutting cyber security risks up to 60% by ensuring their employees are prepared to defend against the growing onslaught of cyber-attacks.”

Wombat has deep roots in the Security Awareness and Training market, and is a recognized authority, having recently been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security awareness computer-based training.

About Wombat Security Technologies

Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.  Their SaaS cyber security education solution includes a platform of integrated broad assessments, as well as a library of simulated attacks and brief interactive training modules. Wombat's solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. Wombat is helping Fortune 1000 and Global 500 customers in industry segments such as finance, technology, banking, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.


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