SANS Security Awareness Training prepares your employees for cyber attacks
August 26, 2022

SANS Security Awareness Training prepares your employees for cyber attacks

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SANS Security Awareness Training

The SANS Security Awareness Training was used across our company to educate staff on cyber threats and bad actors. It was used throughout the year and emphasized in October for a yearly training program that included a certificate of completion. It helped our staff stay up to date with new cyber threats by providing them with web-based training material and exercises.
  • Variety of cyber threat videos and presentations
  • Web based and mobile access to the platform
  • Easy to manage administrator access to configure the training sessions
  • Mass import of users was a bit confusing
  • User interface was sometimes not intuitive
  • Ability to upload custom content was difficult to use
  • Large variety of videos and training options
  • Ease of use for end users on mobile devices
  • Videos and exercises are short and contain relevant material
  • Positive impact knowing we are educating our staff from phishing and potential cyber criminals
  • Considering the potential for bad actors infiltrating our network, this is a small expense
  • Pricing based on actual end users, worth the investment
We actually are currently migrating to Proofpoint Security Awareness Training because of its integration with the Proofpoint email filter. This will allow us to target specific users who are clicking on bad emails with specific training material. We have used KnowBe4 in the past as well, but it was rather costly compared to SANS Security Awareness Training and Proofpoint. SANS Security Awareness Training seems to be the least easy-to-use interface from an administrative perspective compared to the other two.

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SANS Security Awareness Training program would be well suited for a large organization that needs to develop multiple training programs with different courses based on the roles of the end users. It seemed a bit difficult at times to achieve simple setup processes because of the configurations tailored to larger, more complex organizations.

SANS Security Awareness Training Feature Ratings

Training Content Library
Multilingual Training Content
Training Gamification
Industry-Specific Security Training
Individualized Security Training Plans
Phishing Simulations
Security Reporting
Integration with Security Tech Stack
Role-based user permissions
Single sign-on capability