New York, NY, April 28, 2022Port53 Technologies, a leader in cloud-based cybersecurity and intelligence, today announced it has received the Partner of the Year award from KnowBe4 as part of the 2022 KnowBe4 Americas Partner Program Awards during its annual KB4-CON event. 

This awards program recognizes the top KnowBe4 channel partners regionally for sales growth and excellence. They highlight organizations that evangelize the human factor of security and implement marketing innovation.

Port53 focuses on solving the cybersecurity challenge for customers of all sizes emphasizing that building cultures of cyber-awareness and training is as important as having robust security technology stacks. Port53 views its partnership with KnowBe4 – the world’s largest integrated platform for awareness training combined with simulated phishing attacks – as a vital step in this mission. In receiving KnowBe4’s Partner of the Year award, Port53 also acknowledged that the right tools in the hands of trained professionals is another critical brick in building awareness and ownership.

In the past year, Port53 built a series of alliances with similarly focused organizations, including its partnership with KnowBe4. The security awareness leader also earned a place in the top right quadrant of the Forrester Wave and continued to improve upon its suite of anti-phishing products. Offerings such as PhishER, PhishAlert, PhishRip, and PhishFlip help organizations protect users against phishing, spear-phishing, keylogger, and brute-force attacks. In addition, the company runs phishing simulations for clients that do not have their own staging environments, simultaneously working to educate and protect end users while mitigating the effects of a continually evolving threat landscape.

“Port53 believes everyone in an organization is responsible for its digital assets,” said Omar Zarabi, Port53 Technologies. “We are delighted to receive this award, which we see as recognition of our ongoing efforts to build a culture of cyber awareness among our clients and across the wider industry. Unfortunately, the data shows us that today the average employee is commonly the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. We believe, through training and awareness, we can get one step closer to solving the cybersecurity problem. This is why we continue to partner with like minded organizations such as KnowBe4. Through such alliances, we can ensure our clients have all the tools they need to stand up to the modern threat actor and keep themselves safe.”

“We are very excited to recognize the winners of our 2022 Partner Program Awards from the Americas,” said Tony Jennings, EVP international & global channel sales, KnowBe4. “Each one of these partners continues to demonstrate their commitment to not just delighting their customers, but enabling employees everywhere to make smarter security decisions, every day. We value all of our global partners, but this group of honourees have demonstrated a level of excellence worth celebrating.” 

About Port53

Port53 Technologies leverages the power and elegance of the cloud to deliver enterprise-grade cybersecurity to all. Port53 automates the mundane, polices the critical, and predicts the unexpected. Small businesses can rarely afford a digital champion to ensure their safety while they innovate their way to sustainable growth. Port53 exists to plug the knowledge gaps that stand as obstacles to effective threat postures in SMEs. Port53 is focused on delivering enterprise-grade, cloud-delivered security solutions that are easy to deploy, simple to manage, and extremely effective, helping customers not only get a big-data and predictive approach to security, but also a more integrated and automated approach.

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 47,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognised cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense.

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