GLS Named a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Washington D.C.—November, 2015—Global Learning Systems (GLS) has been named in the Leader’s category of the Gartner, Inc. 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training.

GLS was recognized as a Magic Quadrant Leader for its overall ability to execute and completeness of vision within the Security Awareness Computer-Based Training market.

The four categories in the quadrant include niche players, challengers, visionaries, and leaders. According to the Magic Quadrant Leader description, “The security education CBT Leaders quadrant is composed of vendors that: (1) Provide solutions that are a good match to market requirements; (2) have been the most successful in building a customer base and revenue stream within the CBT market; and (3) have a relatively high viability rating (due to CBT revenue). In addition to providing CBT that is a good match to customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. They typically have relatively high market share and/or strong revenue growth, and provide a range of CBT capabilities that target education and behavior management. They also have demonstrated positive customer feedback for effective CBT and related services.”

“We are honored to be named a Magic Quadrant Leader for Security Awareness Training by Gartner,” Larry Cates, President and CEO of GLS, said. “We believe this recognition reflects GLS’ market leadership, ability to innovate and to provide our clients with performance driven training solutions. Our security awareness programs focus on effectively addressing client-specific needs to promote user behavior change and lower the risk of security incidents related to human error.”

GLS has been providing online training for over 25 years and has delivered training solutions to over 1 million end-users globally. With a growing library of security awareness courses, best practice modules, and short videos, clients have the option to choose the program and topics that effectively meet the requirements of their organizations. A combination of GLS’ award-winning content offerings with GLS’ OnDemand LMS platform, integrated learning assessment tools and phishing simulation tool social engineering exploit testing solution provides clients with the resources they need to build and maintain a secure Human Firewall® within their organization.

“We are finding that organizations of all sizes are recognizing that in order to operate effectively in today’s digital marketplace they need to implement a sustained and comprehensive security awareness program that utilizes a continuous learning and assessment strategy that builds employee awareness against a variety of security threats targeted at the individual and organization,” Cates said.

With enterprise-level tracking and reporting capabilities, clients have the tools to show ROI and the effectiveness of the training while also identifying areas for targeted training such as the GLS Anti-Phishing, Social Media Compliance, Role-based, OWASP, FCPA, HIPAA or PCI courses.

GLS recently won additional awards recognizing its security awareness program to include the best of eLearning!, Info Security Guide Products Awards, and Network Security Products Guide Awards. GLS was also mentioned as a Sample Vendor in Gartner, Inc.’s Hype Cycle for Privacy, 2015 and as a Representative Vendor in the Innovation Insight for Anti-Phishing Behavior Management, July 2015 reports.

About Global Learning Systems

Global Learning Systems provides security awareness and compliance training programs for employees that effectively promote behavior change, protect your organization and Strengthen Your Human Firewall®. In addition to carefully tailoring program materials to client needs, we offer an online learning platform, phishing simulation tool, courseware customization and high-touch customer service.

About the Gartner, Inc. 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness

Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, Andrew Walls, October 8, 2015

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