Lucy Security presents international Partner Awards 2020
Envoy Data Systems, BWG Informationssysteme GmbH, terreActive AG, DSS connect GmbH, and Bring IT receive awards
Zug/Switzerland, 19 January 2021 – Swiss company Lucy Security, one of the largest providers of cybersecurity awareness trainings with over 11,000 installations worldwide and over 22 million trained users, has honored five long-standing partners in five categories with the 2020 LUCY Partner Awards.
Envoy Data Systems: Partner of the Year North America
Lucy Security honored Envoy Data Systems with the “Partner of the Year North America” award. The company proved once again that they simply fit to Lucy. The active support to enter the US market, in the fields of engineering, marketing, and sales support, impressed the jury and made the selection easy. Jeff Ciraulo from Envoy Data Systems comments: “Envoy Data Systems is proud to be recognized as LUCY Security’s North American Channel Partner of the Year for 2020. As North America’s leading, full-service Value Added Distributor specializing in the IT security market, we take great pride in the strength of our vendor relationships. LUCY Security has worked closely with Envoy’s sales, marketing, and technical teams to bring their innovative Security Awareness solution to Envoy’s extensive North American network of System Integrators, VARs, and MSSPs. With its highly-customizable, modular design and exceptional value for money, LUCY Security’s product has been a major success in the Envoy Data portfolio, and a stand-out growth product during the last, challenging, year. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership in 2021.”
BWG Informationssysteme GmbH: Global LUCY Partner of the Year
This year’s award for the “Global LUCY Partner of the Year” goes to BWG Informationssysteme GmbH. The system house from Ettlingen near Karlsruhe/Germany has specialized in cybersecurity awareness with LUCY since 2016. “Over the past four years, we were able to support numerous customers in the development of security awareness programs with LUCY and thus train hundreds of employees to defend themselves against phishing and malware attacks. What we appreciate most about the cooperation with the LUCY team is the partnership at eye level and the enormous innovative power in software development”, says Thomas Zeller, managing partner of BWG Systemhaus Gruppe AG.
In addition, the Turkish Bring IT won the “Partner of the Year Europe” award, while DSS connect, an IT security and data protection service provider based near Heilbronn/Germany, was voted “Best Rookie Partner of the Year”. terreActive (Switzerland) was pleased to receive the “LUCY Innovation Partner” award. Urs Rufer, CEO of terreActive, comments: “We value Lucy as a local manufacturer who, together with terreActive, is driving efficiency and innovation in cybersecurity. Lucy’s phishing and awareness solutions round off our security portfolio and allow us to offer complementary services to audit and SOC services. Lucy also supports us as a Swiss sales partner with marketing activities and appearances together with our customers.”
Lucy’s partner base quadrupled within one year
“The importance of utilizing cybersecurity awareness trainings for companies continues to grow. We have clearly felt this in the last year. At the end of 2020, we had over 60 active partners worldwide, while we counted 15 partners at the end of 2019,” says Palo Stacho, Co-founder and Head of Operations at Lucy Security. “More and more companies are providing targeted training to their employees to make them aware of best IT security practices. In most cyber attacks, the criminals focus on exploiting people, because many successful attacks start with a social engineering trick known as phishing. Only a trained employee can react adequately to such attacks. Therefore, it is our goal to further expand our partner program in order to be able to train even more employees on security awareness.”
About Lucy Security
Founded in 2015, Lucy has transformed the ethical hacking experience of its founders into comprehensive training software that provides a 360° view of an organization’s IT security vulnerabilities. Lucy continues to receive numerous industry awards, including the ISPG Award 2020 for Best Cyber Security Education and Training and the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2020 for Best Anti-Phishing and Best Security Education Platform. The company is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, with a U.S. office in Austin, TX. Further information can be found at www.lucysecurity.com