Proofpoint Completes the Acquisition of Wombat Security

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

[KANALRÖST] A leader for phishing simulation and security awareness computer-based training. By collecting data from Wombat’s PhishAlarm solution, Proofpoint will have access to data on phishing campaigns as seen by non-Proofpoint customers, providing broader visibility and insight to the Proofpoint Nexus platform.

“As cybercriminals continue to look for new ways to exploit employees, companies need to be vigilant about changing end-user behavior and reducing risk with cybersecurity education solutions,” said Gary Steele, Proofpoint CEO. “The acquisition of Wombat gives us greater ability to help protect our customers from today’s people-centric, social engineering-driven cyberattacks, and we are thrilled to welcome Wombat’s employees to the Proofpoint team.”

With the completion of the acquisition, organizations will be able to leverage the industry’s first solution combining market-leading phishing protection with market-leading awareness. Uniquely with the combined solutions, organizations will be able to:

  • Use real detected phishing attacks for simulations, assessing users based on the threats that are actually targeting them
  • Both investigate and take action on user-reporting phishing, leveraging orchestration and automation to find real attacks, quarantine emails in users’ inboxes, and lock user accounts to limit risk
  • Train users in the moment immediately after they click for both simulated and real phishing attacks

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