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Likelihood to Recommend

Avanan

Cyber threats have become rapid and unexpected these days. Its better to have Avanan implemented to make sure we [don't] [lose] our valuable data. Avanan has good out of the box integrations such as google drive, one drive etc. It is fully automated and it provides up to date security to fight against any kind of threat.
Priya Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 is well suited for the task that it's marketed for: Security Awareness Training. It has all the tools and more that an IT Security Team could need to classify where a company lies on the vulnerability scale and provides a multitude of tools to improve their position. The interface is easy to utilize and the campaigns and training tools are easy to implement and disseminate.
Scott Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Avanan
8.3
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Anti-malware
Avanan
8.6
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Cusomizability
Avanan
8.0
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Data Loss Protection
Avanan
8.1
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Threat Detection
Avanan
8.7
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Sandboxing
Avanan
8.4
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
End-to-End Encryption
Avanan
8.4
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Management Tools
Avanan
8.3
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Pros

Avanan

  • The dashboard for Avanan makes all of the most important information easy to digest.
  • Alerting - specifically, the Geo-Location alerts allow us to see if a user has possibly been compromised.
  • The End-User Email Quarantine experience gives users the ability to request emails be released, which trains them to better spot legitimate emails.
Nathaniel Roebuck | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

  • API Integration - Their API makes it easy to pull data for running reports as well as syncing user accounts.
  • User/Group Management - Easily create and manage multiple groups with different security levels and different frequencies of testing.
  • Pre-made Email Templates - a wide variety of system generated as well as community phishing emails to pick from. The current events category is insightful in seeing what current phishing emails are trending.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avanan

  • Emails the platform sends out after setup require customization they're very basic and unreadable
  • Support is overwhelmed at this point
  • [The] initial implementation we fast but confusing to a point some things we skipped that were discussed during the demo and never got done when put into production.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

  • The product library is already pretty up to date on security threats. It should continue to bring artifacts relevant to the most recent threats and trends.
  • There are not sufficient role-specific training artifacts, like do and don't examples for roles such as: HR partners, lawyers, finance dpt staff, project managers, system administrators, business leaders, board of directors members, etc.
Marc Stefaniu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avanan

Avanan 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We've just started using the product and have another 7 months to go under contract. At this point I'd renew, Avanan continues to improve the product as well as their support.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 8.1
Based on 8 answers
It has been effective for our organization. The value of the content is tremendous. The topics are very broad and i am never searching for particular piece of content and not finding it. Adding the phishing simulations adds even more value. If someone fails the phishing simulation, training is queued up automatically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avanan

Avanan 8.8
Based on 34 answers
The end-users love not having their inboxes fill up with extra useless emails. As an administrator, it is simple to implement and maintain. The ability to put something into test mode before going live makes our life a lot easier and less stressful. Avanan has many different components to make your life easier.
Ed Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 9.2
Based on 59 answers
It is very easy for our staff to sign into KnowBe4 and complete the assigned modules. They have shared positive feedback with me, not that they were looking forward to it, but that the learning was easy and valuable. They know once they get started, it will be worth their time. I haven't heard of anyone having difficulty accessing or completing the training assigned.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Avanan

Avanan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always been available as needed.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Avanan

Avanan 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

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Support Rating

Avanan

Avanan 9.2
Based on 35 answers
Support has always been there for me, they take on suggestions and product improvements quite seriously. I've spoken to techs and you can tell that they care about the product and the service in which they deliver. Avanan support is always responsive in everything I throw them and in most cases they don't tell me how to build out a widget or custom query, they actually do it for me and send it to me.
Paul Maranzano | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 8.9
Based on 215 answers
Two reasons. Every time I've asked for help they have responded quickly and they continue to help and investigate until I have an answer. Secondly, they are proactive by setting up quarterly "check-in" meetings, and having conversations about my satisfaction with the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Avanan

Avanan 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There was no in person training.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

No score
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Online Training

Avanan

Avanan 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

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Implementation Rating

Avanan

Avanan 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training 5.1
Based on 2 answers
KnowBe4 has a lot of good documentation, just make sure to read through it. If you have issues, don't hesitate to open a ticket with their support. They are helpful and will get back to you pretty quickly.
Kevin Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avanan

Comparing Avanan to the competitors listed above, I think Mimecast would be the only real threat to accurately detecting and quarantining phishing and malware attempts as well as ransomware. With the advanced API, Avanan has an extremely high chance of catching things that Mimecast, Barracuda, ATP, and Proofpoint let through the email system leading straight inside your inbox. Without proper awareness training and a keen eye to what looks real or fake, you might end up clicking a bad link or attachment that can infect your organization. That is why it is very important to look for industry leading solutions such as Avanan being a strong suitor for securing your mailboxes and your team.
Travis Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

I haven't tried the alternatives as KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training is the gold standard. So far we have really noticed a change in people watching their emails more closely and finding and fighting potential phishing attempts before they actually infect they system. Overall I have had no complaints on KnoeBe4 training and testing.
JAMIE RISSKY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avanan

Avanan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It does what they claim and then some.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Avanan

  • Improved risk mitigation by providing additional layer protection for M365.
  • Easy to setup and configure. No expert knowledge required and no downtime required.
  • Customizable license count. No need to buy the same number of mailbox users if you really don't want to protect some unused mailboxes.
Kishor Kumar TB | TrustRadius Reviewer

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

  • We are a school district with limited resources. We have to try to automate big initiatives like this. Once setup it just does its job.
  • We thankfully have not had to calculate a ROI. Going by the industry standard for ransomware recovery, we made our ROI on the first campaign run. Very eye opening.
Frank Summers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avanan

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Avanan Editions & Modules

Edition
Advanced Anti-Phishing$4.001
Complete Malware Protection$5.001
Full-Suite Protection$8.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Prices for fewer than 500 users.

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Editions & Modules

Edition
Silver$181
Gold21.751
Platinum25.501
Diamond30.501
PhishER$101
  1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details
There are four subscription levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Each level is priced per user with a sliding scale based on number of users. To see current pricing, visit: https://www.knowbe4.com/pricing-kevin-mitnick-security-awareness-training

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avanan
9.5
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Avanan
8.2
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
8.1

Usability

Avanan
8.8
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Avanan
9.1
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Performance

Avanan
6.4
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Support Rating

Avanan
9.2
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
8.9

In-Person Training

Avanan
1.0
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Online Training

Avanan
8.2
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Implementation Rating

Avanan
8.2
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
5.1

Scalability

Avanan
9.1
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

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