Avatao Reviews

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April 01, 2021
Zoltan Balazs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Avatao on a monthly basis. It helps me keep my IT security knowledge up to date. The hands-on experience provided by avatao helps the deep understanding of the broad area of IT security. The user interface is intuitive, and I found it convenient. It helps getting quick practice in areas where I lack practice.
  • Excellent option for remote security training.
  • Real-life, hands-on challenges
  • The website is very responsive and easy to use
  • Not available for personal use anymore
They offer a wide range of topics. Almost everyone in the IT security field can find something useful. Starting from web AppSec through secure code development to exotic topics like file format reverse engineering or IoT hacking, there is a pretty wide range of interesting topics. Even though it takes more time to do these hands-on challenges compared to just reading about the topics, in the end, your knowledge will be deeper, and it will take more time to forget.
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March 03, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I use the Avatao platform to get better at secure coding, as well as improve my general IT security knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Once your trial expires, you cannot do any tutorials or challenges.
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.
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March 02, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I have used the Avatao platform in cybersecurity courses to provide practical exercises in software security to students. The platform makes it very easy to create and deploy exercises in a wide range of areas (e.g., web security, C/C++ vulnerabilities). The user interface is intuitive, and students have generally found it convenient. The platform provides a safe environment, where students can experiment and gain first-hand experience with software security. I would definitely recommend it!
  • intuitive user interface (for both content creators and end users)
  • support for wide range of software security topics
  • reliable cloud backend
  • safe environment for learning about and experimenting with software vulnerabilities
  • recent change in user interface (takes a bit of getting used to if one is familiar with the old interface)
Avatao is well suited for providing training in software security for both smaller and larger groups within an organization.
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February 22, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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All of our development teams have to complete some tasks on Avatao every couple of months. We use it to raise awareness about security and focus mainly on the OWASP top 10.
  • Hands-on exercises. We are far from any type of simulation or static content; Avatao provides real applications to train with and focuses both on exploitation and code fixing.
  • It is a great option for remote security training.
  • The modules represent real-life issues, which is an advantage.
  • They could implement Ruby in the exercises.
It is good for overall security training. They allow you to target the training for many different tech stacks. The platform gives you much more than a video or tutorial. The core concept seems to be learning by doing, and that works pretty well. I haven't met any scenario where the platform is less appropriate.
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May 04, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Avatao is used [by] a small group in the organization. It helps practice security strategy in development[.]
  • Cybersecurity scenarios
  • Gain full visibility security qualifications inside the team
  • Give insight
  • Look for the more practical side
I think [Avatao is] a good starting point to look at the security in your development project.
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Avatao Scorecard Summary

What is Avatao?

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 states that in this way, Avatao equips software engineering teams with a security mindset that increases their capability to reduce risks and react to known vulnerabilities faster, and that this in turn increases the security capability of a company to ship high-quality products.


With 600+ challenges and tutorials in 10+ languages, the platform covers a range of security topics across the security stack from OWASP Top 10 to DevSecOps and Cryptography.

Learn more: https://avatao.com/topics-we-cover/

Avatao Features

Has featureHands on virtual labs with real scenarios to simulate real-life product development problems
Has featureFramework to build a structured security program
Has featureModules for various skill levels & job roles
Has featureGuided tutorials for beginners, challenges for advanced users
Has featureComprehensive reporting
Has featurePlug and play environment
Has featureDocker-based environment
Has featureAPI-based team management for career tracks and belt systems

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Avatao Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Avatao Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Avatao Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English