wombatsecurity | October 30, 2017

Wombat Security Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Fourth consecutive year of industry leadership based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

PITTSBURGH, October 30, 2017 - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the fourth year in a row.1 A complimentary copy of the research report is available here.

Wombat was evaluated as one of 12 vendors and was again positioned in the Leaders quadrant for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision — the latter of which Wombat was ranked highest. The evaluation criteria for Completeness of Vision include market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, product strategy and offering, business model, vertical/industry and geographic strategy, and innovation.

“We appreciate Gartner's recognition. We believe that our placement shows a clear differentiation of our solution as compared to our competitors. Our focus to further expand our reach into the European and Asian markets will enable us to provide customers across the world with the market-leading tools and knowledge they need to keep their company and end users safe,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies.

According to Amy Baker, Vice President of Marketing, Wombat Security Technologies, “We believe our continued market leadership is the result of our best-in-class security education products, which deliver the most effective end-user behavior change. Unlike competitors with dozens of content options that are unprofessional and not taken seriously by learners, we engage end users with well-designed and engaging training that provides practical advice that helps them protect their organizations from constant attack.”

Using Wombat’s Continuous Training Methodology, customers have seen up to a 90% reduction in successful external phishing attacks and malware infections, fewer helpdesk calls, and increased employee reporting of incidents.

Wombat continues to make enhancements to their products, including the new Securing Your Email – Advanced training series. Released in September 2017, this set of three mini-modules — Email Protection Tools, Email Security on Mobile Devices, and Spear Phishing Threats — is part of an anti-phishing training portfolio that offers the greatest depth and variety of education on avoiding phishing attacks available in the market today. Wombat’s product enhancements continue to reflect the global business landscape, with content localized and translated into more than 30 languages.

In addition to Gartner, Wombat has been recognized by a number of industry-leading organizations. Recent awards and acknowledgements include the 2017 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award for Enterprise Email Security Solution of the Year; multiple 2017 ISPG Global Excellence Awards; 2017 CDM Infosec Award; Carnegie Science Entrepreneur of the Year Award for CEO Joe Ferrara; 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards finalist; and 2017 U.S. Outstanding Security Performance Awards finalist for Outstanding Customer Service Initiative.

1 Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, Joanna G. Huisman, 26 October 2017.


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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 cybersecurity education solutions include 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 small and medium businesses as well as Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customers in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.

Wombat Security Contact:
Julie Frey

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