Purposeful Integration: KnowBe4 and Ostendio

Learn about Ostendio's approach to integrating with KnowBe4

What is KnowBe4?


KnowBe4 is a leading security awareness training and simulated phishing platform that helps organizations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. Through new-school security awareness training and phishing testing, KnowBe4 enables IT service providers and their clients to effectively combat constantly evolving cyberthreats including ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics. With continuous assessment and training, KnowBe4 arms employees and organizations to make smarter security decisions and build an effective human firewall.

What does Ostendio's purposeful integration with KnowBe4 do?

Our integration goes beyond simply syncing training records:

  • Maintaining consistent user lists saves administrative overhead by eliminating duplicate manual efforts, while automatic user and group syncing ensures personnel moves are reflected system-wide.
  • Mapping campaigns to compliance requirements provides audit visibility into training completion status for regulations like HIPAA and PCI. This simplifies compliance reporting with a single source of truth.
  • The bidirectional sync automatically updates training records whether changes occur in KnowBe4 or Ostendio, reducing human error. Granular sync logs make it easy to identify and resolve record discrepancies.
Ultimately, KnowBe4 integration empowers seamless vendor consolidation for stronger access governance. Reduced complexity means more efficient security operations and confident compliance assurance.

How does Ostendio's purposeful integration compare?


*This list is a mix of multiple platforms.



  • Sync specific training campaigns
  • Confirm completed trainings
  • Track and manage training compliance
  • Send notifications**
    • **Some platforms are not able to provide third-party notifications

  • Sync specific training campaigns published in KnowBe4 to Ostendio through separate user roles: integration manager and training manager, for enhanced security
  • Track and map training to compliance requirements and display in the Compliance Manager
  • Robust training management capabilities 
    • User syncing, maintaining consistent user lists
    • Map distribution lists and create custom groups
    • Automatically update training in KnowBe4 when training is completed in Ostendio
    • View training records in both Training and User modules 


User Experience

Integration Manager

  1. Navigate to the manage connections page and select KnowBe4. 
  2. Utilize the help box to follow the 2 steps:
    1. Add KnowBe4 URL
    2. Create an API user token, copy and paste it into Ostendio 
  3. Select the training campaigns to sync and complete setup 

Training Manager 

  1. Either from the training module, or anywhere in the platform (using the Add New button or side tray icon) to create a new training and choose from the KnowBe4 tab.
  2. Follow the training creation workflow, with many of the settings from KnowBe4 already applied.
  3. Once created, fix any discrepancies with users and make final adjustments before publishing. 

Employee needing to complete Training 

  1. Click training link from email notification / pending action link / training link in My Training
  2. Click "Take Training", then click "Download training materials". This will open the training from KnowBe4
  3. User takes training and downloads certificate
  4. User submits certificate as evidence 

Next Step: Setting up KnowBe4