Pittsburgh, PA – October 12, 2015 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. 1 A complimentary copy of the research report is available here.
Wombat was evaluated as one of 22 vendors and was positioned in the leader’s quadrant for its vision and ability to execute. The evaluation criteria includes product or service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience, and operations.
“Businesses now understand that employee education plays a critical role in preventing sophisticated cyber attacks, including phishing and social engineering attacks, which leave companies vulnerable to significant losses and business disruption,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies. “We believe our leadership position in this magic quadrant demonstrates the effectiveness of our comprehensive security training program as part of a company’s overall security posture. Our methods continue to prove that a continuous training methodology can change employee behavior and reduce risk within an organization.”
Using Wombat’s Security Awareness and Training Methodology, customers have reduced malware infections up to 95% and phishing attacks up to 90%, lowered helpdesk calls, and increased reporting of incidents by employees for an overall improved security posture.
Wombat recently introduced a new feature, PhishAlarm, which enables end users to report suspected phishing emails to security and incident response teams with a single mouse click, as well as new dynamic reporting that allows administrators to easily filter data, quickly add and remove measurement factors, and compare mock phishing campaigns. The Company also recently entered into technology integration partnerships with security technology providers that will enable enterprises to sense and interrupt risky employee behavior with intervention training to lower their overall cyber security risk.
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, winner of the 2015 Pennsylvania Governor's Impact Awards and being designated one of the hot 500 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2015.
1Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, Andrew Walls, 8 October 2015.
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About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based 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 2000 customers in industry segments such as finance, technology, banking, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.