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"Barracuda PhishLine continues to evolve because as the attacks get more sophisticated, they get integrated into the campaigns. Then the users are exposed to the latest attacks in the form of a training session rather than in real life. They're much better prepared for these real-life ransomware attacks that come through via email."

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"The main thing is the overall report card. We get to tell the percentages of users who click on links and who don't click on links. We also get an overall score or risk score from them, which also helps us.""There are many valuable features. It's already deployed in the cloud, and you don't have to install anything. You just upload your users to the cloud and tweak something if needed. You can whitelist some servers to work with this properly. When everything is ready, you can start using the platform and its many automated features."

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"The initial setup of Barracuda PhishLine is very easy. All of it can be set up in approximately one hour with someone that has some IT training and previous exposure to Barracuda."

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"It can be more interactive with users. We want to put the users in different scenarios and let them make decisions. For example, instead of making users go through a video and then asking questions, it can have a video where they click on the scenarios and have to make decisions. It can maybe have something like a live simulation. It would be nice for users.""It could be more localized for Ukrainian users. This platform is international, and it has a lot of material in different languages, but not in Ukrainian and Russian languages. There's plenty of different content updated regularly for English, French, and German users. They have a lot more information, and Ukrainian users also want more."

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  • "There are different package plans available, such as email protection advanced, premium, and premium plus."
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  • "I don't know the cost, but I believe we are paying yearly. We did like a three-year or five-year contract. I am not aware of any extra costs in addition to a standard licensing fee."
  • "Licensing is paid on a yearly basis. You can go to the official site to check their approximate pricing. It's based on the number of users or staff. It can vary from country to country, but for Ukraine, it works as it's stated on the site."
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    Overview

    With PhishLine, you guard against every facet of social-engineering threats with continuous simulation and training for employees. Show them the latest attack techniques, how to recognize the subtle clues and help stop email fraud, data loss, and brand damage. Embed learning into your everyday business processes with customized simulations that test and reinforce good behavior.

    Old school Security Awareness Training is static. It’s a one-time event without follow-up. KnowBe4's Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training starts with a baseline test to show the actual Phish-prone percentage of your users. Then it steps users through effective, interactive, on-demand browser-based training. As step three, you send frequent simulated phishing attacks to your employees to reinforce the training. This last feature, frequent simulated phishing attacks (we recommend at the very least once a month) really creates a change in behavior.

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    Sample Customers
    Humanitas, Mount Sinai
    West Aurora Public School District 129
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Construction Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Non Profit6%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Barracuda PhishLine is ranked 9th in Security Awareness Training with 1 review while KnowBe4 is ranked 2nd in Security Awareness Training with 2 reviews. Barracuda PhishLine is rated 0.0, while KnowBe4 is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Barracuda PhishLine writes "Efficient threat repelling, continual updates, and friendly support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of KnowBe4 writes "A straightforward and stable solution that provides an overall report card and is helpful in reducing the risk score". Barracuda PhishLine is most compared with Sophos Phish Threat, whereas KnowBe4 is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Wombat Security Education Platform, Cofense PhishMe, Sophos Phish Threat and Mimecast Awareness Training.

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