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Likelihood to Recommend

Avatao

Avatao is an excellent tool for learning about secure coding and IT security in general. It can help you gain a lot of useful knowledge without feeling like it's a chore. The tutorials and challenges cover a lot of topics, at various difficulty levels. The UI looks nice and it's also user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avatao

  • Excellent option for remote security training.
  • Real-life, hands-on challenges
  • The website is very responsive and easy to use
Zoltan Balazs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

  • 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.
Nicole McMillian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avatao

  • They could implement Ruby in the exercises.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avatao

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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training 7.3
Based on 1 answer
  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avatao

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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training 8.4
Based on 5 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avatao

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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training 8.6
Based on 46 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avatao

What makes Avatao more valuable is the hands-on practices in an easy-to-use web-based environment.
Zoltan Balazs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avatao

  • I apply the knowledge gained on the Avatao platform every day, as I ensure that our systems are secure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

Pricing Details

Avatao

General

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

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

General

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

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