Apptega-HacWare partnership equips MSPs with AI-driven training to clear compliance hurdles

Robert Hilson
June 22, 2023

Today we’re pleased to announce an integration partnership with HacWare that empowers MSPs and other technology providers to easily deliver cybersecurity awareness training to clients that must meet compliance requirements.  

We now offer HacWare as a cloud-native integration both through our security products marketplace and directly to HacWare customers.  
Appetga’s assessment manager enables businesses to easily gauge their ability to meet controls related to industry-standard frameworks like SOC 2, PCI and NIST. The integration, which automatically identifies controls and subcontrols across our library of more than 25 frameworks that require employee training, helps HacWare users easily prove they are compliant with those requirements. 
“The ability of organizations to show they can effectively train their employees to be on guard against phishing, social engineering and other human-focused attacks is crucial not only to meeting increasingly rigorous compliance obligations, but also to protecting their most valuable assets and information,” our CEO Armistead Whitney said in a press release. “We’re excited to partner with HacWare to help make this process seamless for organizations of all sizes and the MSPs that serve them.”  
The two-way integration shares information between platforms such that Apptega updates an organization’s compliance score in real time based on employee progress in HacWare. Businesses increasingly look to HacWare to help them create smart security awareness solutions in minutes, leveraging the platform’s AI learning to facilitate simulated spear phishing attacks, develop custom training and identify potential threats.   
“We’ve seen a growing number of our MSP partners asking for the ability to track their users’ compliance training,” said HacWare CEO and founder Tiffany Ricks, who we interviewed on the De-Risking Business Pod last month. “The integration partnership with Apptega makes it easy for our partners to track their users’ alignment with security awareness training compliance and streamline audit reporting. Through the integration, we’re alleviating some of the burden on MSPs to track compliance individually, furthering our goal to provide more frictionless solutions for our partners.” 

Leading the movement to equip MSPs with cybersecurity compliance capability  

The partnership brings together two like-minded companies that strive to equip the more than 150,000 managed technology providers worldwide to deliver cybersecurity and compliance solutions that have traditionally been outside of their scope due to cost, complexity and highly specialized knowledge. And it doubles down on our respective commitments to empower these MSPs to capitalize on the $40 billion and growing governance, risk and compliance industry with products that make it easy to build and manage these programs for themselves and clients.  

For Apptega, the HacWare announcement comes on the heels of our launch of Edge, a first-of-its-kind technology purpose-built for MSPs that brings together compliance management, integrated marketplaces, and cyber insurance all in one platform. Read more about its debut at Pax8 Beyond here

Similarly, HacWare recently announced a certified integration with the ConnectWise PSA platform, which furthers HacWare’s goal of simplifying the MSP’s journey to providing cybersecurity education.