wombatsecurity | February 04, 2015

Wombat Security Technologies Offering New Customization Options for Security Awareness and Training Solutions

Wombat’s Unique Customization Features make it Easier for Companies to Combat Increasing Cyber Threats

Pittsburgh, PA – February 4, 2015 Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), a leading provider of cyber security awareness and training solutions, today announced it is offering more customization options for its customers. These new options enable Wombat customers to personalize training while maintaining the successful methodology that significantly changes employee behavior and reduces organizational risk. Wombat customers are reducing successful malware infections and phishing attacks up to 90%. In fact, recent research from Wombat and Aberdeen Group showed that effective security education programs can reduce overall organizational risk as much as 60%.

“Wombat’s new customization options make it easier for us at Kraft to help educate employees on why security training is so important,” said Christine Donnelly, Information Security Awareness Lead at Kraft Foods Group. “Particularly, the new policy acknowledgement feature will enable streamlining by integrating compliance activities into the security education program.”

“We’re excited for the chance to synergize our policy acknowledgements with the related training!” said the IT Risk and Compliance Director of an IT Services company.

Superior customer service is a hallmark feature of Wombat, recently named 2015 SC Magazine Award Finalist, and the company has always offered its customer’s ways to make security awareness easy to adopt within their unique organizations.  Existing built–in customization options include phishing templates and teachable moment messages, training assignment notification messages and Security Education Platform branding.  The addition of new customization capabilities further enhances the ease-of-use of its solutions.

New customization features include:

  • Training Jackets - which allow customers to add their own content and images to the beginning and end of any training module
  • Completion Certificates - to reward employees for completing training modules and meet compliance needs
  • Policy Acknowledgement - enables employees to review and accept company policies seamlessly from Wombat’s Security Education Platform. The new feature also tracks employee acceptance of these policies.

For more information on these new features please visit: /security-education

“We are very pleased with what our new customization capabilities can offer customers that need to tailor their Security Awareness Training Programs to meet the unique needs of their organization,” said Joe Ferrara, Wombat’s President and CEO. “Wombat remains at the forefront of offering the most innovative and effective, yet easy to adopt, solutions in the market today.  We believe this approach has quickly and measurably improved employee behavior for our customers and our security training will continue to improve cybersecurity defenses in organizations across the globe.”

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, the Gold winner of the 2014 Global Excellence Awards in Tomorrow’s Technology Today for its Security Training Platform and Bronze winner in the New Product category for its CyberStrength® Security Awareness assessment product. In addition, Wombat and Aberdeen Group have recently released a new study on security awareness training titled "The Last Mile in IT Security: Changing User Behavior."

About Wombat Security

Wombat Security Technologies is a leading provider of cyber security education solutions that positively change employee behavior and help organizations avoid cyber security attacks. The solutions help security officers to deliver and manage customized knowledge assessments, the largest offering of simulated attacks, a library of interactive training modules, and security awareness materials as well as detailed and executive level reports. The Company’s solutions can reduce malware infections and successful phishing attacks up to 90%. Wombat is helping medium to large enterprises around the world reduce their risks and strengthen their cyber security defenses. Wombat has customers in a wide range of industries, including finance, technology, banking, insurance, retail, and consumer packaged goods.


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