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KnowBe4 Introduces Partner Program for North America

TAMPA BAY, Fla., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Knowing partners are the cornerstone to success, KnowBe4, provider of the world’s most popular platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks, today 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. 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,” said Jeff Baker, account manager, General Networks Corporation. “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 new school approach to security awareness training offers web-based interactive trainings 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 not looking for new security offerings that deliver leading technology. They want to make the user the first line of defense in a company, educated and aware of the current threats,” said Tish Williams, vice president of channel at KnowBe4. “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.”

The KnowBe4 Partner Program is free to join with no fees or purchase requirements. It’s structured to provide partnership options at a variety of levels:

  • Premier Partner
    • Complete and ongoing sales, marketing and training support
    • Partner Portal access
    • Dedicated KnowBe4 channel manager
    • Access to top-tier support
    • Margin discount
  • Certified Partner
    • Ongoing sales, marketing and training support
    • Partner Portal access
    • Dedicated KnowBe4 channel manager
    • Margin discount
  • Authorized Partner
    • Partner Portal access
    • Margin discount

For more information about The KnowBe4 Partner Program, please visit: https://www.knowbe4.com/partnering

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular integrated new school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 6,500 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO Fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s trainings based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as a first line of corporate IT defense.

Number 139 on the 2016 Inc 500 list, KnowBe4 is based in Tampa Bay, Florida. For more information, visit www.knowbe4.com and follow Stu on Twitter at @StuAllard.

Contact: Jennifer Jewett Mockingbird Communications for KnowBe4 P: + 1 617 913 2404 E: jennifer@mockingbirdcomms.com

Source: KnowBe4