Images: KnowBe4 KB4-CON, Plus Partner Awards
KnowBe4, which provides security awareness training and simulated phishing, drew nearly 1,000 attendees to its KB4-CON user conference last week in Orlando, Florida, triple the number that attended its inaugural conference last year.
Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4’s CEO, told attendees his company now has more than 25,000 customers, 24 straight quarters of uninterrupted growth and a new investment partner in KKR. It also is continuing its acquisition strategy with the yet-to-be-announced purchase of a company that’s focused on security culture.
Sara Valtin, KnowBe4’s vice president of channel, said about 60 partners attended last week’s conference, up from about 15 last year, and “next year we’ll probably quadruple what we did this year.”
“The message for partners here is twofold,” she said. “There’s the side of it where they’re really engaged and learning all the same things as our customers are learning, but then at the same time … they can meet with their channel representatives and they can understand if they have questions specific to the platform or selling the platform, marketing and how to market it [and so on], and just being able to get as much as they can so that they leave here ready to hit the ground running.”
“We have hundreds of MSPs or MSSPs that write us into their rollout,” Sjouwerman said. “For these types of organizations, it’s quite a good deal because on one hand you can charge a little more, but your costs are going down because … it saves time.”
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