Bothell, WA-based learning services company MediaPro has been named one of the leaders in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. The company has been recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has earned the accolade and has made the Leaders Quadrant.
Gartner explained that the company offers “one of the most flexible integrated content solutions within this market.” The firm’s CBT courses help employers train their staff to become security assets and recognize and respond appropriately to cyber threats.
MediaPro’s platform was praised for its high level of interactivity, which helps with knowledge retention, the easy-to-use interface which allows easy customization of training courses, and a substantial library of reinforcement materials.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are a good indication of the quality of services and products and the ability of a firm to deliver. They are used by many firms to help them decide on the best vendors and to create a shortlist of companies to review in more detail.
“Our recognition is proof that industry experts are realizing the importance of security awareness programs,” said Steve Conrad, MediaPro’s founder and managing director. “We’re thrilled Gartner, a respected industry analyst, has included us in their Magic Quadrant for four years in a row.”
In the latest Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, 12 companies were recognized. MediaPro is one of just five vendors that have been named leader. MediaPro joins fellow security awareness training providers, Insipred eLearning, KnowBe4, Wombat Security Technologies, and PhishMe, which scored highest for ability to execute.
In the Challengers Quadrant are the SANS Institute and Global Learning Systems, which rated highly for ability to execute. In the Visionaries Quadrant, scoring highly for completeness of vision, were PhishLine and Terranova WW. The remaining three firms were ranked as niche players – The InfoSec Institute, Security Innovation, and Security Mentor.