Barracuda: A Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness and Computer Based Training

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Let me say something totally surprising: Email security is top of mind for everyone these days.

Shocking, I know.

Email is still the #1 attack vector. How do you ensure that your employees can distinguish a malicious email from a good one? Click To Tweet

Organizations want to ensure that malicious emails don’t make it inside the organization. Attackers want to do everything from installing bad software to taking over a user’s account, which makes sense considering that email still reigns as the number one attack vector. Many of you already rely on Barracuda to protect your end users from attacks. But are you thinking about protecting your organization from the people who are opening and reading those emails if malicious messages do happen to make it past your defenses? How do you ensure that they can identify a bad email from a seemingly good one?

The Power of Security Awareness and Computer-Based Training

One way is through Security Awareness and Computer-Based Training (SACBT), a term that you might not be familiar with, but should be. Through phishing simulation and other training, SACBT aims to develop your organization’s employees into lean, mean, security-awareness machines. They learn the importance of following policies to comply with industry-specific regulations, and they acquire a gut-level ability to spot bad emails.

According to the report, Gartner estimates the market will grow by approximately 40 percent in 2018 and reach $490 million. No small potatoes! As part of its ongoing research efforts to monitor this nascent market, Gartner also recently released their Magic Quadrant on SACBT. We’re happy to announce that Barracuda PhishLine, already used by companies of all sizes, was recognized as a Visionary in this latest iteration!

Through phishing simulation and other training, security awareness training aims to develop your organization’s employees into lean, mean, security-awareness machines. Click To Tweet

Read the report for yourself, and gain a better understanding of this growing part of the security market. We’re making the report available at no cost—simply go to barracuda.com/PhishLineMQ, enter a few details, and get reading! It will help you make a better business decision, whether or not you decide that PhishLine is the right solution for you.

 

What Your Peers Are Saying

But don’t stop there. After all, the Magic Quadrant is just one data point you should consider when thinking about developing a short list. Don’t tell me that you’ve forgotten about Peer Insights already?! The good news here is that end users LOVE PhishLine! So much so that, as of December 7, 2018, PhishLine has an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 in the Security Awareness and Computer Based Training market, based on 15 reviews. But don’t take my word for it.

These are just a few of the overwhelmingly positive reviews of PhishLine. Check out the rest for yourself here.

As always, I welcome you to engage with me if you have any questions or simply want to know more. Be safe out there!

Barracuda PhishLine has an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 in the Security Awareness and Computer Based Training marketClick To Tweet

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, Joanna Huisman, 13 November 2018

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

 

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