PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Wombat a 2013 "Hot Company" winner in the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Wombat continues to drive the IT security market forward by delivering innovative products that help businesses educate employees how to avoid growing cyber security threats and ultimately strengthen their company's security posture.
Wombat has consistently delivered industry-first products, including a USB simulated attack service and a SMS phishing simulation service in 2013. Wombat also introduced a suite of compliance training products, with Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Data Protection and Destruction.
In addition, the company continues to spearhead ongoing research and innovative tools that are that are setting a higher bar for the industry while helping today's most influential Chief Security Officers (CSOs) protect their businesses against advancing security threats. Most recently Wombat released a groundbreaking report that gathers and analyzes the front line observations of security leaders from the major vertical sectors are who are using a relatively new approach to user awareness: simulated attack training: http://www.wombatsecurity.com/phishing_attack_report.
"This esteemed industry and peer award recognition of Wombat as a 'Hot Company' by Network Products Guide is a great honor," said Joe Ferrara, Wombat President and CEO. "This award further validates our leadership position within the anti-phishing and cyber security awareness market. We offer the most comprehensive solution to train and test employees about phishing attacks and other cyber security threats."
An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management, engineering and customer satisfaction in every area of information technology.
"Wombat Security continues to show tremendous growth and product innovation. Wombat's solutions are meeting their customer's needs and it shows in the strong demand for their offerings and the world-class companies they serve," said Rich Lunak, President and CEO of Innovation Works, one of the most active seed-stage investors in the nation.
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About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies helps organizations combat cyber security threats with uniquely effective software-based training solutions for employees. Wombat offers fully automated, highly scalable software-based training solutions, built on learning science principles. They offer mock attacks with brief embedded training, as well as a full complement of 10-minute software training modules. Wombat's training solutions have been shown to reduce employee susceptibility to attack over 80%. Wombat is helping Fortune 1000 customers, large government agencies and small to medium businesses in segments such as finance, banking, higher education, retail, technology, energy, insurance, and consumer packaged goods strengthen their cyber security defenses. For more information visit www.wombatsecurity.com or contact Lorraine Kauffman-Hall at 704-882-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.