Email security, Threat Intelligence, Training

Egress, KnowBe4 Offer Context-Based Security Training

The API (application programming interface) provides the interface for communication between applications, simplifying application integration.

Egress, an email security company, and security awareness training provider KnowBe4 have launched a bi-directional API that organizations can use to "identify and remediate human risk," the companies said.

The API lets organizations use live email threat intelligence sourced from the Egress platform to automatically deploy context-based training and phishing simulations, according to the businesses.

Egress and KnowBe4 Provide Insights into Cyberattacks

With the API, organizations can publish security events from Egress to KnowBe4's Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training (KMSAT) User Timeline, Egress CEO Tony Pepper said. That way, organizations can get insights into the different types of attacks that they face, along with how to engage with these threats to surface potential signs of compromise.

Furthermore, organizations can utilize the API to access individualized security coaching, KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman said. This helps organizations find the best ways to reduce their risk of cyberattacks and data breaches.

Egress and KnowBe4 Expand Partnership

The Egress-KnowBe4 API announcement comes after the companies in June 2023 initially partnered with one another.

Together, the companies provide an integration that enables Egress to feed KnowBe4's user risk score into its adaptive security model as an additional intelligence source, the businesses said. This helps organizations' employees make smart security decisions to protect against social engineering. It also gives organizations access to security reports.

KnowBe4 Continues to Explore Partnership Opportunities

Along with Egress, KnowBe4 has announced integrations with CrowdStrike, Cisco and other cybersecurity and technology companies in 2023. The company looks poised to continue to explore partnership opportunities moving forward.

Meanwhile, MSSPs and other technology providers can access free cybersecurity tools from KnowBe4. They can also join KnowBe4's partner program to integrate the company's security awareness training and simulated phishing platform into their offerings.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.