CyberHoot vs. Proofpoint 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
Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
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
Pricing
CyberHootProofpoint Security Awareness Training
Editions & Modules
Autopilot
$199
per month Flat rate for 2500 users.
Partner
$249
per month per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CyberHootProofpoint Security Awareness Training
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
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Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CyberHoot
9.4
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.46 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.310 Ratings9.01 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
Proofpoint Security Awareness Training
9.4
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Training Content Library9.310 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content9.35 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Training Gamification9.27 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training8.98 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans9.29 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Phishing Simulations9.49 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security Reporting9.49 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with Security Tech Stack9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CyberHootProofpoint Security Awareness Training
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(12 ratings)
9.0
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(44 ratings)
User Testimonials
CyberHootProofpoint 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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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
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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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
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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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
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
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
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
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
CyberHoot
No answers on this topic
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
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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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
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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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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