KnowBe4 fuses its SecurityCoach with Microsoft’s security products

KnowBe4, a global provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) and its new SecurityCoach product integrates with Microsoft security products such as; Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

The two security firms have collaborated to reduce risky behaviour with product integration to support real-time security coaching. SecurityCoach helps IT/security experts to develop a strong security culture by enabling real-time security coaching of their users in response to risky security behavior. Leveraging a firm’s security stack, IT/security experts can configure real-time coaching campaigns to deliver a SecurityTip to users related to a detected event.  

What does the partnership mean for KnowBe4?

Commenting on the partnership, Stu Sjouwerman, Chief Executive Officer, KnowBe4, said, “Microsoft joins our ecosystem of technology partners, which is growing rapidly, to enrich the support we provide to our customers and to fortify their organisation’s human firewall.” 

“KnowBe4 is proud to work with Microsoft to provide a seamless integration with our SecurityCoach to deliver real-time security advice to help users enhance their cybersecurity knowledge and strengthen their role in contributing to a strong security culture.”

Stu Sjouwerman, Chief Executive Officer at KnowBe4

“KnowBe4 is actively working with Microsoft to provide an API-based integration to connect our platform with market leading systems that IT/security professionals already utilise, making rolling out new products to their teams an easy and unified process,” he added.

What does the partnership mean for Microsoft?

Phil Montgomery, General Manager Security GTM at Microsoft, commented, “The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association has grown into a vibrant ecosystem comprised of the most reliable and trusted security vendors across the globe. Our members, like KnowBe4, share Microsoft’s commitment to collaboration within the global cybersecurity community to improve our customers’ ability to predict, detect, and respond to security threats faster.” 

KnowBe4 will provide step-by-step instructions and recommendations to help IT/security professionals achieve quick and pain-free integration and data syncing during the implementation process. KnowBe4 now integrates or partners with over 20 of the world’s top cybersecurity platforms across Endpoint, Network, Identity, Cloud and Data Security.

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