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KnowBe4 Completes the FedRAMP Authorization Process

On October 30, 2019, KnowBe4, a leader in the end-user security training space, was awarded Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) approval from the US federal government. Vendors must be pursuing or have achieved FedRAMP in order to be used by US governmental agencies. KnowBe4 started the FedRAMP process back in March of this year, and it has already acquired nearly 3000 federal, state, and local government agencies as customers.

KnowBe4 continues to have the largest security awareness and training platform and is used by many of our members. They offer a cost-effective solution that provides a wide range of content in a variety of training styles (e.g. videos, posters, games).

Source: KnowBe4 at SoftwareReviews, Report Published April 2019.

Our Take

With GDPR now in effect, data security has been top of mind for a lot of organizations around the world. Organizations like KnowBe4 are being proactive at protecting customer data and demonstrating that protection to its customers.

In September 2018, KnowBe4 completed the SOC2 Type 2 data security exam: a rigorous audit done by an independent third party to assess a solution against an established set of security-related criteria. According to KnowBe4, it is the first security awareness and training vendor to complete this exam.

Now KnowBe4 can add FedRAMP to its list and is now more accessible than ever as a leader in this market. If you are a government agency that was holding back until KnowBe4 achieved FedRAMP authorization, it may be time to re-evaluate its offering. If you want some advice on selecting a vendor in this space, consider booking a call with one of our analysts.

Bottom Line

KnowBe4 has achieved FedRAMP Authorization and is now more accessible to US government agencies as a solution for end-user security awareness and training. FedRAMP indicates that KnowBe4 is being proactive at protecting its customers data in the wake of privacy regulations like the GDPR and CCPA.


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