CyberHoot vs. KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CyberHoot
Score 9.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CyberHoot is presented as a simple, fast and effective employee Security Training Platform from the company of the same name headquartered in Portsmouth. The platform includes 700+ Training Videos, 25+ Policy Templates, and Phish Testing.
$0
per month per user
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
KnowBe4 is a security awareness training and simulated phishing platform used by more than 65,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. The KnowBe4 platform offers multi-language support for the Admin Console and end…
$0.90
per month per seat
Pricing
CyberHootKnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Editions & Modules
Autopilot
$199
per month Flat rate for 2500 users.
Partner
$249
per month per installation
Silver
$0.90
per month per seat
Gold
$1.05
per month per seat
Platinum
$1.20
per month per seat
Diamond
$1.70
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CyberHootKnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThere are four subscription levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Each level is priced per user with a sliding scale based on number of users. Monthly pricing per seat billed on an annual basis.
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Community Pulse
CyberHootKnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Considered Both Products
CyberHoot
Chose CyberHoot
I'm only familiar with KnowBe4. KnowBe4 did not come close to the ease of use and effectiveness of CyberHoot.
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CyberHootKnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CyberHoot
9.4
10 Ratings
12% above category average
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
8.8
271 Ratings
5% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.46 Ratings9.1239 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.310 Ratings8.5261 Ratings
Security Awareness Training
Comparison of Security Awareness Training features of Product A and Product B
CyberHoot
9.2
10 Ratings
10% above category average
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
8.4
296 Ratings
1% above category average
Training Content Library9.410 Ratings8.9293 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content9.35 Ratings8.3159 Ratings
Training Gamification9.27 Ratings8.1240 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training8.98 Ratings7.7256 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans9.29 Ratings7.9251 Ratings
Phishing Simulations9.49 Ratings9.5291 Ratings
Security Reporting9.49 Ratings8.9285 Ratings
Integration with Security Tech Stack9.37 Ratings8.0159 Ratings
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User Ratings
CyberHootKnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(12 ratings)
9.0
(642 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(53 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(161 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(18 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(19 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(258 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(14 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(21 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(13 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(39 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(19 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(12 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(15 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
User Testimonials
CyberHootKnowBe4 Security Awareness Training
Likelihood to Recommend
CyberHoot
CyberHoot's free individual training is great for improving individual cybersecurity knowledge and skills. They offer a plethora of very critical solution to Businesses that include but is not limited to training, policy management, phish training/testing, Dark Web Monitoring, etc. By providing the tools for navigating cyber threats and risks companies can better protect their critical Business environment organization.
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KnowBe4
This is a very appropriate training system for a school district. We have the ability to add or remove the number of required training. Originally, we scheduled 4 modules per year, but we reduced it to 2 per year, because teachers shared they felt it was too much, originally.
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Pros
CyberHoot
  • Easy to understand training videos that are brief yet impactful
  • easy access and flexible options for testing
  • Only six test questions for mastery of content with opportunity to retake
  • great graphics and audio on the videos
  • relevant and effective training content
  • Excellent training for busy employees
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KnowBe4
  • Real World Examples - Many of the training modules show Kevin Mitnick actually gaining access to a machine showing how one click can allow a malicious actor access to a machine or network.
  • Up-to-Date content - They are always adding new training and phishing examples.
  • The ability to schedule training and phishing tests.
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Cons
CyberHoot
  • I'd like to see the feedback change a little when I get a question wrong on the test. It can be a little confusing, but certainly not a game-changer.
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KnowBe4
  • Uploading your own SCORM content can be problematic with what seem like arbitrary restrictions (e.g. file size, quiz word count, etc.)
  • Content that once was available at our level was taken away so that they could repackage it as a new "product" for an additional cost. They should have grandfathered in existing clients.
  • Reporting capabilities (key for compliance artifacts) should be better designed with flexibility for users to present content in a manner suited to their specific circumstances
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Likelihood to Renew
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
Between the ease of use, cost effectiveness, functionality and continued improvements Knowbe4 continues to make it would be pretty hard to find another competitive product that wraps it all up like KnowBe4 has. Not saying it couldn't happen, but haven't seen anything that competes at this point.
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Usability
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training is simple to use, simple to administer, effective, with quality content. It is easy to take the training and we have the reminders set so that the longer a user puts the training off, the more frequently they will receive reminder emails. Eventually they get emailed every day until they take the training. But with a simple click, they can get into the training content.
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Reliability and Availability
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
There have only been a handful of outages in the 2 years we have had the product. Even during those instances, parts of the system were still operational
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Performance
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
Pages load quickly, filter/sort quickly, and don't slow down or freeze. Everything is smooth and very easy to use. There are a places in the UI where you can forget how to get there, but other than that everything is great. We have had no issues using any part of the website.
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Support Rating
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
Tech prod support is great! I did have to ask for a new customer success rep, needed a more experienced person to match my 12 years of experience running Cybersec training programs. Would suggest that more matching of rep level of knowledge to client level knowledge would help.
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In-Person Training
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
Helpful and knowledgeable account managers have helped us navigate and use the system to our full potential
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Online Training
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
confusing question. I inherited this application so I didnt get any formal training other than the person who was leaving. The CSM provided some later on when I asked in a zoom call
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Implementation Rating
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
The implementation went really well and KnowBe4 was there the whole time on setup to make sure things were setup correctly. The only thing we had to figure out on our own was to script users automatically being added to security groups. So that when they sync to knowBe4 from AD they are placed into the same/correct groups.
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Alternatives Considered
CyberHoot
I enjoyed the cybersecurity training provided by CyberHoot and felt that it had a lot to offer. Cybersecurity professionals, as well as non-cyber security professionals, would both benefit from the content. I've personally utilized several different platforms for security awareness training and feel that the content, presentation, videos, and gamification help CyberHoot to edge out the competition.
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KnowBe4
KnowBe4 integrates seamlessly with Drata to monitor security compliance. It is possible to chose which training campaigns are mandatory to consider the security awareness training control passed. The integration is easy to configure and works with complex scenarios (optional and mandatory training campaings, different progress status per each employee, etc.).
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
It's kind of expensive compared to other products on the market although I think this product is likely better than those other products it 3 times better? I think not.
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Scalability
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
The product scales greatly. As long as you upgrade the license to support the number of users you are needing, adding in those new users is easy. Also getting those users set up with trainings/campaigns is very easy as well
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Professional Services
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
KnowBe4
The team was great to work with and took their time to ensure that we knew what we were doing with the product and that it was set up to meet the specific needs of our organization. This wasn't just a cookie-cutter deployment, but rather they focused specifically on our needs.
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Return on Investment
CyberHoot
  • I signed up for the individual training and found the content, training, and testing to be highly beneficial
  • As an employee of a large financial institution I can see the value in the corporate offerings they have to proactively train and empower employees with cybersecurity knowledge.
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KnowBe4
  • The smart group feature has provided us insight to users who continually fail phishing simulations and allows automatic training assignment. This has greatly reduced our technician's time spent inside the service, allowing them to focus on more important projects.
  • After switching to KnowBe4, for Cybersecurity training, our business has seen an increase of more than 20% participation in training.
  • I can't say enough about the Cybersecurity Assessment feature, which informs us of end-user weaknesses and strengths. Knowing where the company is strong and weak allows us to adjust training and system configurations, keeping the business more secure.
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ScreenShots

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training Screenshots

Screenshot of The Phishing and Training Dashboard 
Displays how end users are doing at-a-glance and in comparison to peers across industries with Industry Benchmarking.Screenshot of Virtual Risk Officer™.
The Virtual Risk Officer functionality helps identify risk to support data-driven decisions about a security awareness plan.Screenshot of Advanced Reporting
A Collection of 60+ Built-in Advanced Reports that Provide Holistic View of Over Time. Executive and enterprise-level reporting gives visibility into an organization’s security awareness performance with insights into correlated training and phishing simulation data over any specified period of time.Screenshot of Engaging, Browser-based Training
KnowBe4’s learner experience offers optional gamification, in the form of leaderboards and badges, so users will be incentivized and motivated to take their assigned training.Screenshot of Library of security awareness training content. KnowBe4’s partners with The Security Awareness Company, Popcorn Training, exploqii, Canada Privacy Training, Twist & Shout,  El Pescador, CLTRe, Saya University, lawpilots, and MediaPRO.