I am very excited to share that after an extensive review, Forrester has named Immersive Labs a Leader in its inaugural Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Skills and Training Platforms, Q4 2023 report. This recognition represents a major milestone for us and the organizations we serve around the world.

“Immersive Labs drives cyber resilience and readiness throughout the organization.”
– The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Skills and Training Platforms, Q4 2023

When I started Immersive Labs in 2017, I knew that we were building something that would fundamentally change how organizations build cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and judgment. We are beyond proud and excited that Forrester has evaluated vendors in our market. The people side of cybersecurity has been given a lack of investment for far too long – and now is the time for that to change. People are the strongest link when it comes to cybersecurity.

We were particularly honored that Forrester gave the company highest marks possible in 13 criteria, spanning Breadth of Training, Skills Assessment and Verification, Reporting and Dashboards, and Security Framework Mapping and Alignment. This recognition is the culmination of our deliberate efforts over the years to deliver a unified platform that empowers our customers to build and prove cyber resilience across their entire workforce.

We are a people-centric cyber resilience pioneer, and that’s a pretty amazing feeling as a founder. I want to thank everyone at Immersive Labs today and those who have been on the journey. It’s a milestone and testament to the hard work and innovation of the last 6 years carried out by a brilliant team of over 300 Immersers. I also want to thank our partners and our customers – you are on this journey with us to continually improve and upskill teams and build muscle memory. We couldn’t do this without you.

Many of you who have come across Immersive Labs in previous years may assume we deliver training for cyber teams and that is it; however, we now have over 7 products that span an entire enterprise and are continuing to innovate with the launch of Workforce exercising and expansion of our Secure Coding labs. We are a leader for a reason.

We run interactive risk-based security training for non-technical employees, secure coding training for developers, secure cloud training for cloud engineers, hands on upskilling and exercises for red and blue teams, incident response and crisis management for responders and executives, cyber ranges as a service and fully representative custom cyber ranges.

We firmly believe cyber drills should form part of any enterprise resilience strategy.

Industry recognition feels good, but as a founder, what I find most rewarding is that our evaluation result included feedback the analysts received from our customers.

Here are a few key reasons why we believe Forrester named us a Leader, and why the world’s largest organizations trust us to drive their people-centric resilience strategy.

Full Coverage, From Store Room to Board Room

We provide tailored learning experiences that can be run on a regular basis similar to live fire drills. Our platform, which began with a series of hands-on labs to help cyber professionals level-up their skills, now includes real-life cyber exercises and simulations for everyone across the organization, tailored to every role.

Forrester notes in its report: “Immersive Labs understands the mounting pressure security leaders and their programs face and believes responsibility for resilience must expand to the entire organization – and resilience must be provable.

Breadth of Engaging Content

The breadth and depth of our content is immense. According to the Forrester report, “Immersive Labs delivers breadth, depth, and realism in its training and exercise content,” and adds that “it offers an engaging, gamified learner experience.

Our world-class subject matter experts deliver content to customers in as little as 24 hours, so teams and individuals can move at the speed of cyber.

Our Data-Driven Proof of Resilience

Our platform gives CISOs and other cyber leaders the data they need to prove cyber resilience to the Board and other cyber leaders.

Forrester cites the value of our proprietary Resilience Score noting, “the score and accompanying industry benchmark data can be used as a board-level metric to demonstrate resilience or justify additional security spend and as proactive input to cyber insurance renewals.

When organizations use our platform to upskill their people, they are able to view their performance against industry benchmarks and best practices, and see progress over time.

How can Immersive Labs help you?

According to the Forrester report, “Firms seeking attestation of organizational resilience and security and risk skills validation should invest in Immersive Labs.” We believe we’ve been named a Leader because we have a world-class platform and the strategy to continue to grow in this market and meet our customers’ cyber resilience needs.

Today, we support some of the world’s largest organizations and governments, including Citi, Pfizer, Humana, HSBC, the UK Ministry of Defence, and the UK National Health Service.

But the real question is: how can we help your organization build and prove cyber resilience?

To learn more about Immersive Labs and what makes us a leader, please access the full Forrester Wave report here, or alternatively head to our website and get your interactive demo today.

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December 13, 2023


James Hadley