KnowBe4, a provider of a platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks, has announced the formal availability of its channel program for North American value-added resellers (VARs) and managed security partners (MSPs).
Through KnowBe4’s partner program, VARs and MSPs are able to provide customers with the security training and awareness about how to detect and avoid ransomware, phishing and social engineering schemes. This program provides incentives, profitable margins, training, and sales and marketing support.
According to KnowBe4’s 2016 Ransomware Report, 79 percent of companies are very concerned about it and 54 percent of mid-size companies with 250 to 1,000 employees were victims of ransomware attacks. As the proliferation of ransomware, phishing attacks and CEO fraud continues to grow, it is important that VARs and MSPs offer a complete defense-in-depth portfolio of protection.
“Companies who have experienced security incidents immediately recognize the value that security awareness training brings,” said Jeff Baker, account manager at KnowBe4 partner General Networks Corp. “Others have heard about ransomware and phishing and find the service appealing. Therefore, it’s not only an important conversation to have with my customers, but also one where the value comes through immediately. Being able to offer KnowBe4’s service helps open other conversations as well. The company has been very supportive and responsive and takes my feedback and my customers’ feedback seriously.”
KnowBe4’s approach to security awareness training offers web-based interactive training designed to engage users and provide them with opportunities to continually test their knowledge. Simulated phishing attacks, case studies, demonstration videos and tests are combined with real-world scenarios to help employees understand the mechanics of spam, phishing, malware and social engineering, including CEO fraud. The service is launched quickly through KnowBe4’s cloud-based infrastructure with little expense and low risk.
“Today, VARs and MSPs are looking for new security offerings that deliver leading technology,” said Tish Williams, vice president of channel at KnowBe4. “They want to make the user the first line of defense in a company, educated and aware of the current threats. We’ve taken a new-school approach to security awareness training that’s interactive and relevant for users. KnowBe4 offers partners an exceptional opportunity to deliver this training profitably while benefiting all.”