Avatao vs. Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avatao
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Avatao’s security training goes beyond simple tutorials and videos offering an interactive job-relevant learning experience to developer teams, security champions, pentesters, security analysts and DevOps teams. Avatao's approach to secure coding training The Avatao platform immerses developers in high-profile cases and provides them with real, in-depth experience with challenging security breaches. Engineers learn to hack and patch the bugs themselves. The vendor…N/A
Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training (formerly ThreatSim from Wombat Security) is a cloud-based training platform that simulates threat scenarios (e.g. phishing) and also provides assessment testing developed by Wombat Technologies, which was acquired by Proofpoint in March 2018.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Security
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Avatao
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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
9.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Security Awareness Training
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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
9.4
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Training Content Library00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Training Gamification00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Phishing Simulations00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvataoProofpoint Security Awareness Training
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(6 ratings)
9.0
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Usability
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8.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.3
(44 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvataoProofpoint Security Awareness Training
Likelihood to Recommend
Avatao
Great functionalities with a full approach to different programming languages along with features to making changes to the code to make it successful and amazing. Have been using it for a long time and satisfied with their services a lot. Some functionalities need some changes otherwise it is a great platform. I recommend this tool to others businesses.
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Proofpoint
Perfect for regular (monthly) training of staff versus a "one and done" annual assignment on Cyber Security. Allows for a greater number of topics to be covered and for creating a "culture" of security awareness among all Staff throughout the entire company. NOT a replacement for IT Security Certifications amongst your technical staff (CISSPs & GSLCs on staff are a must have). Your Proofpoint Account Rep does most of the heavy lifting, but the program still requires "care and feeding" (resources) within your organization - preparing monthly user lists for training assignments and preparing reports for leadership on participation & progress
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Pros
Avatao
  • Interactive tutorials that make learning feel effortless and fun.
  • Wide range of topics covered.
  • Challenges are sufficently difficult and therefore exciting to solve.
  • If you get stuck, asking for help is easy and you are provided with just enough information to get going again.
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Proofpoint
  • Proofpoint has a huge library of phishing emails to choose from. They add new examples every week.
  • The training modules are fun and interactive and keep the user engaged.
  • The posters, and downloadable materials are amazing and really give a great visual to support your security campaigns.
  • The product is easy to use, and Proofpoint Support Staff are always available to help with any issues you have.
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Cons
Avatao
  • [I feel] it needs to be more functional while integrating with other platforms. Not the biggest drawback but there is a need to add more languages to it like PHP, Go, and Scala which is also very much developed and used in the organization.
  • [I believe] the support team needs to be more active and responsive while dealing with the customers.
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Proofpoint
  • The lack of a user rating on "cyber risk" is proving to be an immense difficulty. As we are looking at how to better hold our employees accountable as well as provide increased learning opportunities for those who need it most, it is becoming cumbersome--especially given the fact this is starting to become the standard for Security Awareness companies. The lack of this is resulting in a manual process vs being able to automate and moderate, thus taking up time and resources, which are always at a scarcity. It can also be cumbersome to look across the tools to see how a particular user is doing, vs being able to view all of their data in one space.
  • If you are a marketer, the editors for the Phishing Templates and Teachable Moments are quite frustrating. They feel out of date and clunky, as well as not featuring an auto-save, so you could lose the templates you are building. At this point, I have actually started to work in other email creation editors and learning HTML, to better customize and then moving all of the code into the editor. It has thus far proven to be less of a headache. I also do not believe the average user is working on branding their program, creating consistency for easy of navigation, and including additional resources in their teachable moments in the way we currently are. However, as more social science backgrounds continue to enter security awareness, I believe this will move towards the norm.
  • Some of the reporting numbers for Simulated Phishing could be better. For example, telling me how many people acknowledged the teachable moment out of the full email campaign is less meaningful than knowing how many people acknowledged it, from those who actually triggered/were shown the teachable moment.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avatao
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Proofpoint
  • The product is great for what we use it for
  • We have a good relationship with our vendor/Proofpoint, which I believe is needed to be successful in Security Awareness and using tools like this
  • The package/service as a whole is incredibly helpful
  • The integrations with Proofpoint's Trap is one of the most valuable things we could do. It turns your entire email user base into members of IT security, to be on the look out to report cyber attacks, and have them pulled out of everyone's email if the email is condemed/found malicious.
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Usability
Avatao
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Proofpoint
Overall, PSAT is integral to what we do. PSAT is a helpful tool to help us improve our employees ability to recognize, report, and respond to phishing. It works for us to use a longterm partner, who is incredibly helpful/supportive, and also bringing Proofpoint's greater cybersecurity & attack intelligence into PSAT. Honestly, we are pretty happy and would make the choice to go with PSAT again (we evaluated the major players in the space via Gartner's Magic Quadrant). The team behind the products are excellent and the product of itself is both intuitive and expansive. This combination allows us to reach our 10k+ employees who are located in over 20 countries
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Support Rating
Avatao
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Proofpoint
Proofpoint support has always been above average. A lot of companies provide a customer service manager for your account but few have proved as connected as Proofpoint. The CSM was able to give us a good start with the product and checked in periodically. I found them always helpful with any questions and very knowledgeable about the platform.
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Alternatives Considered
Avatao
Avatao is playing a great role in providing fantastic services. The great feature that I like the most in Avatao that it does not support only one programming language, it ranges its security protocols from various programming languages like Python, java, C#, and C++. Avatao bot is also very helpful in simple operation as when you get stuck somewhere the bot can actually help and make you out of that easily.
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Proofpoint
All three products have the pros and cons. Since we use other Proofpoint products, TAP, TRAP, etc. the integration with PSAT is much better. The other products do not integrate with TRAP nearly as well as PSAT.
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Return on Investment
Avatao
  • Using the platform for us was a first step in teaching secure code best practices on a large scale.
  • Implementing training increases overall security within the company.
  • Our security culture evolves by doing trainings on a regular basis.
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Proofpoint
  • I don't have any tangible numbers to provide, but we definitely have an increase in the number of staff reporting suspicious emails and fewer people clicking on phishing emails.
  • The cost we are paying per employee (<$2 pp)is low enough that we can consider this a "benefit" we offer to our employees. The knowledge gained can also be applied to your personal life with similar threats.
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