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Cofense launches new channel programme to support SMBs to fight cyber-attacks

Anti-email phishing company Cofense has launched a new managed security service provider (MSSP) programme to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the globe with human-driven phishing defence solutions designed to stop active phishing attacks.

SMBs are highly susceptible to phishing attacks, and often lack the resources necessary to stop advanced threats. In response, Cofense has partnered with a targeted group of service providers to provide their customers the dedicated resources required to strengthen defences, build attack resiliency and ultimately stop real attacks in progress.

“Phishing remains the top cause of security breaches, and when it comes to leveraging humans to help stop those threats in their tracks, SMBs can face a significant disadvantage compared to enterprises with more resources,” said Robert Iannicello, VP of Global Channel Sales at Cofense. “Our MSSP programme will arm more small and mid-sized organisations with the necessary tools to build attack resiliency and most importantly, report, respond to and stop active phishing threats.”

Cofense was first to market in the phishing simulation space and claims to be the most mature phishing defence solution on the market. Since 2008, the company has grown to support over 50 percent of the Fortune 500.

By partnering with Cofense, the company claims MSSPs will “offer the most mature, trusted solution for stopping active phishing attacks”. Partners will receive hands-on training on the right cadence of phishing simulations, from basic to more nuanced scenarios, along with tips for measuring results and communicating success to employees at large and corporate leadership.

MSSP customers will not only experience the necessary training and conditioning to recognise today’s most pervasive threats but most importantly be empowered to proactively report suspicious emails in their inboxes, generating a stream of intelligence that gives their organisation a clear edge in stopping phishing attacks in progress. ROI and programme results can be communicated through reports enabling customers to show value of the security investment to key company stakeholders.

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