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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

* Highest growth in customers over all competitive products - users are flocking to this product over any other
* Most complete suite of anti-phishing tools and the only to include Vishing. It is integrated CBT and phishing from conception not a mish-mash of acquired products.
* Uses Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training and is based on real world scenarios and attacks.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

KnowBe4 has garnered thousands of active enterprise customers making it the most popular security awareness training and integrated phishing platform on the market. With an exceptional customer retention rate of 90%, KnowBe4 has seen explosive year over year growth of 358% for Q4 of 2015 and an impressive 950% growth rate since 2011. KnowBe4 has appeared on Gartner’s Magic quadrant for 2 years in a row, since its inception. KnowBe4 has also captured media attention as the most often quoted and covered Security Awareness Training company in the US.

KnowBe4 provides hundreds of templates for use along with a unique way to discern the “Phish-prone” and supply immediate remedial training.

KnowBe4 captured its first round of $8 million in Series A funding just recently led by VC firm Elephant Partners..

KnowBe4 has a robust set of tools including a free Outlook Plug in that allows users to send any sort of suspicious email to IT for review and analysis. KnowBe4 also offers a free email exposure check and a phishing security test to help IT determine basic risk factors.

Designed “by admins, for admins” KnowBe4’s platform provides a simple, easy to use console allowing IT to schedule training and simulated phishing tests in groups or randomly. The double-random feature is very popular as it schedules random tests at random times eliminating the “prairie-dog” effect.

Thousands of customers have shown that the KnowBe4 approach works. Repeated studies show our customer’s employee Phish-prone percentage drops more than 90%.

69 Responses to “KnowBe4”

  1. I love these folks. Tried to vote 5 stars.

  2. Great material, great support. A great and cost effective program to secure the weakest link in virtually every single network. Users.

  3. Tony Andretta on February 15, 2016

    Provides us with information on how to remain secure on a regular basis.

  4. Just started using them. so far like what I see!

    5 stars!

  5. Joshua Schaa on February 15, 2016

    Great product, great support and very competitive pricing. Very happy with this tool. Tried to vote 5 stars but system registered 4.

  6. Their service is outstanding. They make it so easy to not only train employees on cyber threats but to also test them regularly.

  7. Dennis on February 15, 2016

    Tried to give it 5 stars, set it to 4. 🙁
    Great company, great products, easy to use, the training our users received blocked at least 3 ransomware phishing attacks that I know of, thanks to their heightened awareness of strange emails. Very cost-effective!

  8. I also tried to vote 5 stars; however, it recorded as 4! This is the best training program I have found to combat user ignorance.

  9. These guys are awesome! Always something new to keep up protected!

  10. A+ Service!!!

  11. Kevin Myers on February 15, 2016

    Great product, great support and good value for money.

  12. Joe Martin on February 15, 2016

    Great group to work with. Our employees’ level of security awareness has improved dramatically since we started using KnowBe4.

  13. Nathan on February 15, 2016

    Great awareness and testing tool!

  14. Outstanding service, tools, and support. Our company has substantially strengthened its security position with KnowBe4 the past two years.

  15. Excellent return on very little investment. Our employees are much more savvy when it comes to questionable emails, and they are nearing 100% on the not so obvious but very invasive phishing scams.

  16. Big fan of KnowBe4! We use training materials, phishing campaigns, and the KnowBe4 Compliance Manager (KCM). Everything is reasonably priced, and the team is great to work with.

  17. Tried doing our own end user training but decided to go with KnowBe4. Free phishing test sold me. Nothing compares for price and value. Training is very comprehensive and well received by end users.

  18. Great product with measurable results. Simplifies a very complex area – end-user security awareness.

  19. Excellent training materials, great support! They help make my job of compliance a little easier.

  20. Michael Waugh on February 15, 2016

    Great product, great price, great communications and newsletters.

  21. Tony Godwin on February 15, 2016

    Product works great; excellent training materials!

  22. Michael on February 15, 2016

    Knowbe4 is awesome! Simplifies social engineering pen tests and saves us a lot of time!

  23. Maarten on February 15, 2016

    Great program. Showed to be very effective in our organization.

  24. Joel Dove on February 15, 2016

    KnowBe4 has the best bang for your buck and are constantly keeping you up to date with all the new threats and relevant material for training.

  25. 5 stars too.

  26. Robert Ross on February 15, 2016

    They have done what others in the market place have failed to do. They have taken SAT to the cloud as a service as it should be.

  27. Very effective, great support and cost effective. Definitely 5 stars.

  28. Great training. Realistic phishing simulation.

  29. Cost effective way to perform e-mail phishing test. Great customer service.

  30. Great material, great support, and a great cost effective program to secure the weakest link in virtually every single network. Users.

  31. Easy to setup, great support. Instantly see who you need to start your training with. Wide range of phishing emails so each user will get unique emails.

  32. RichCS on February 15, 2016

    Have been using them with several clients and have had outstanding results.

  33. Tim Prostor on February 15, 2016

    KnowBe4 is #1

  34. Steve Shaw on February 15, 2016

    These folks are engaged with their customers and stay on top of things.
    I was impressed with the entire process from sales to implementation. I wish all our vendors were this good.


  35. Kirby L. Winter on February 15, 2016

    I mistakenly clicked on one star I wanted 5 star your training and testing are seconded to none.

  36. Richard M. Richer on February 15, 2016

    Addresses the most difficult risk to security on the net – the user.

  37. Matthew on February 15, 2016

    Very easy to use, very effective.
    I feel better knowing my users are training.

  38. Great security awareness training and testing. After one 40 minute training video my users went down from 33% to 13% violations.

  39. Bob Hingst on February 15, 2016

    They help solve the problem of the weakest link in our security. They also make it fun, easy and systematic.

  40. Awesome platform driving my punishing rate from >26% to <1% in 10 months! The continuous, realistic templates coupled with the automated program are amazing. Best ROI for my InfoSec program targeting one of the highest potential attack vectors – social engineering. Thank you!

  41. Tim Ferry on February 15, 2016

    Awesome resource

  42. Julia Speegle on February 15, 2016

    Love the product. Setup was very easy and the support has been great!

  43. Darrin Brown on February 15, 2016

    My company has been using this product for the past two years, now entering our third. We started with a hit or “bite” rate of well over 30% on Phishing simulations and are now down to an average of the high single digits. Uneducated end users are most definitely the weakest link in any companies Cyber Security defense system. This product has dramatically changed the culture of my organization to be more cautious and more aware of tactics being employed by Cyber Criminals. The results benefit both our business and the home systems of our employees. I cannot express enough the importance of this product’s approach of training & on-going real world testing of that training to sure up the weakest link in corporate security. KnowBe4 has been fantastic to work with, open and eager for feedback and continuous improvement suggestions.

  44. The BEST customer Service in the world. KnowBe4 brings a new definition to the word awareness.

  45. This is a great service that really makes it easy to educate our users and help them to think before they click.

  46. Excellent product to train your employees for security risks at home and the office. Highly recommended.

  47. Francois on February 15, 2016

    Helped reduce our initial number of clicks on phishing emails and keep our users up to date on current phishing events

  48. KnowBe4 has provided tools that have allowed us to educate and test our employees. Our employees have been receptive to the training and our “click bait rate” has improved from 11% to almost nothing. The Admin console is easy to use and the price is very affordable. I have recommended this company to my peers in the industry.

  49. Chyanne on February 15, 2016

    A great company to work for. The produce great products and are always improving! Our staff has learned and grown with implementation of their programs.

  50. Eugene on February 15, 2016

    In just 2 months we’ve cut our click thru rate on phishing attack simulations from 32% to just 11%! People are much more alert to real attacks and we’ve turned away two well-targeted wire-transfer fraud attempts.

  51. Our customers love KnowBe4. They now have a training program that is measureable…and we all know that what gets measured gets done!

  52. After a ransomware and a CEO phish attack in the same week, we decided to do in-house training of our 70+ employees. We thought we did pretty well, until we took KnowBe4’s free phishing test, and failed miserably.

    We signed up for their training programs, had all of our employees take the course, and have been running bi-weekly tests ever since. Our failure rate has dropped dramatically.

    KnowBe4 is constantly developing new phishing schemes based on current events, and just introduced a completely refreshed training course for 2016. The courseware is excellent,and the ongoing testing is invaluable to us in understanding how well our employees are complying with their training. An excellent product and service.

  53. Charlene on February 15, 2016

    I’ve seen amazing results with my users! The level of security awareness corporate wide is significantly higher than it was pre-training. Great product, great people, great results. It has not only helped my users when they are in the office, but they also carry their awareness into their personal cyber-lives. I constantly hear great feedback from our staff. Many were shocked by just how unaware they were before their training. KnowBe4 is a Win for everyone!

  54. Mike Anderson on February 15, 2016

    A great product and outstanding customer service.

  55. David Phillips on February 15, 2016

    Excellent way to provide email phish training at an affordable price for any business!

  56. H. Delgado on February 15, 2016

    Their training platform is the most user friendly than the rest on this field. Very innovative campaigns matched with superior customer service and very competitive pricing.

  57. A. Alguire on February 15, 2016

    Just finished our first campaign. Excellent value.

  58. Carlton Whitmore on February 16, 2016

    Great product. Before we started using KnowBe4 we had users clicking just about anything that came through email. We also use the penetration testing for our servers. They found some critical security updates that we needed to patch. The training is fantastic as well and it’s the only one I could find that had closed captioning.

  59. E. Pearson on February 16, 2016

    I tried to give five stars, only showed as 4.5
    We are very pleased with knowbe4. Very knowledgeable staff, great support, great training. We love it!

  60. Josephine R on February 16, 2016

    They are awesome! And you get so much for your money. They are very personalized and support is prompt. This training program has really brought our organization to another level. It’s great and the Board loves the phishing reports.

  61. Rick S on February 17, 2016

    Excellent product. Great customer service. Very nice people to work with. Good value. Happy customer.

  62. Tony Cummins on February 17, 2016

    Using the KnowBe4 training on our end users we have seen a huge decrease in IT call outs for computer infections through email. This alone has saved us hundreds upon hundreds of man hours that we can better use elsewhere. HIGHLY recommened. !!

  63. Charlie on February 17, 2016

    Great tool for both assessing and mitigating phishing risk. Great customer service is like the cherry on top!

  64. Appreciate the product, price, support and communications. Thank you. 5 Stars for sure, although it only registered as 4 1/2!

  65. This is our 2nd year using KnowBe4 training for our employees. Excellent product, easy to use. Great customer service

  66. Good tool set, easy to use. Good material and great customer service. Highly recommended!

  67. Ralph Kronieger on February 22, 2016


  68. Susmit Koirala on March 7, 2016

    Excellent Product. Knowbe4 training has significantly raised the awareness of all our users about phishing scams and general IT security.

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