wombatsecurity | September 13, 2017

Wombat Security Reveals Product Updates to Provide Most Advanced and Effective Training Solution for Recognizing and Avoiding Cyber Attacks

Comprehensive additions include new training content and localized translations to advanced reporting features and end user phishing reporting features, and a new user interface

PITTSBURGH, September 13, 2017 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announces the release of several new product additions – reinforcing Wombat’s position as the most advanced and effective training solution for recognizing and avoiding cyber attacks.

The new Securing Your Email – Advanced series includes three mini-modules dedicated to providing heightened training to help end users manage email. This series also addresses the rapidly growing threat of mobile email as many employees keep company information on mobile devices.

The three interactive and engaging mini-modules can be completed in 5 to 7 minutes and are set to release September 23:

  • Email Protection Tools – Teaches end users how to identify malicious links when industry leading email protection tools are in use.
  • Email Security on Mobile Devices – Creates skills in identifying phishing attacks received on a mobile phone or tablet.
  • Spear Phishing Threats – Teaches users how to avoid sophisticated phishing attacks that use specific details pertinent to their personal or business related information.

Combined with Wombat’s previously released anti-phishing training – such as Securing Your Email – Fundamental series, as well as six additional phishing education modules – Wombat customers have access to the most comprehensive and effective approach to training end users on how to identify and avoid phishing attacks.

PhishAlarm Enhancements

Wombat also recently released new PhishAlarm email reporting features, such as the ability to customize the email reporting add-in button, and the patent-pending feature to whitelist emails from trusted senders to reduce false end-user reports of legitimate emails. Reducing the number of legitimate emails reported as a phish can save countless hours of helpdesk or security team efforts.

Localization of Training Modules

To continue to serve global organizations, Wombat enhanced their already broad translation library with localized training content in more than 30 languages across all modules. This wide-ranging content takes translations to the next level and makes it culturally relevant through localizations such as references to regional currency, names, locations, dates and time formats.

Localization marks a key differentiator from Wombat’s competitors, whose training content often still reflects United States terms and references. For example, a Wombat module translated into Japanese will refer to currency as Yen instead of dollars. Providing localized content makes it more relevant to the end user, provides consistent training across global organizations and leads to longer learning retention – all key success factors in a security awareness and training program.

Enhanced Reporting Features

Wombat continues to enhance its reporting features with the introduction of a new dynamic CyberStrength Assessment benchmark report. This allows end users at an individual organization to see how their performance compares to other end users around the world. Additionally, the option to save filters was added to provide easier insight into changing program results. Automated reporting will be released soon, and will automatically send report results to administrators or managers at designated intervals to increase their involvement in their organization’s security awareness and training programs.

New UX across the Security Education Platform

All these new features are easily accessed by program administrators through Wombat’s new easy-to-use interface with standard left-hand navigation and quick links to products and popular reports across the Security Education Platform. The new UX places the focus on assignments to allow administrators to optionally force the order in which modules are taken within a specific assignment, providing greater control in the training process. Wombat customers attending the annual Wombat Wisdom Conference in Pittsburgh, September 13-14 will have the opportunity to receive a first look at the new UX.

“We believe these new features enhance our already robust offering, and enable Wombat to provide the most comprehensive and accessible software to our customers so they can focus on training end users to serve as a true line of defense in protecting their organizations from an attack,” said Kurt Wescoe, Chief Architect at Wombat Security. “As technology rapidly evolves and organizations operate in increasingly boundaryless, global environments, Wombat will continue to meet and anticipate our customers’ needs.”


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, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, is helping Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customer in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.

Wombat Security Contact:
Julie Frey

Susan Mackowiak
412-621-1484 x 126