Cofense Launches New Managed Security Service Provider Anti-Phishing Program

A new Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program has been launched by Cofense to help MSSPs deliver advanced anti-phishing solutions to their SMB clients to improve protection against sophisticated phishing attacks.

Phishing is now the number one cybersecurity threat faced by SMBs. Phishing serves as an easy attack vector for cybercriminals and is one that is often used to gain access to business networks.

Phishing is used to attack organizations of all sizes, but SMBs can be highly susceptible to attacks as they lack the resources to detect and block advanced phishing threats.

While cybersecurity solutions such as spam filters can be deployed to reduce the risk of phishing emails being delivered to employees’ inboxes and web filtering technology can block access to phishing websites, these solutions need to be augmented by human-driven phishing defense solutions.

With a lack of internal resources, many SMBs turn to MSSPs to help them defend against phishing attacks and other cybersecurity threats. To help MSSPs meet the needs of their clients, Cofense developed its new MSSP program to give MSSPs the tools they need to help their SMB clients improve their phishing defenses, improve resiliency against phishing attacks, and develop the capability to stop attacks in progress.

MSSPs are offered an end-to-end anti-phishing solution delivered via a variety of Cofense solutions. MSSPs can offer their SMB clients security awareness training and phishing email simulations through Cofense PhishMe. One-click reporting of phishing threats is possible with Cofense Reporter, and phishing incident response capabilities can be delivered through Cofense Triage and Cofense Vision.

The program also provides MSSPs with one year of free professional services to help them develop and manage their anti-phishing programs. The service include professional advice about running phishing simulation programs and communicating results and certification for Cofense PhishMe and Cofense Triage to allow MSSPs to demonstrate proficiency to their clients.

Cofense also offers playbooks that create repeatable workflows and a constant stream of phishing intelligence to allow MSSPs to rapidly detect new threats and stop phishing attacks in progress.

“Our MSSP program will arm more small and mid-sized organizations with the necessary tools to build attack resiliency and most importantly, report, respond to and stop active phishing threats. Also, our programs will offer key incentives and pricing designed exclusively for our MSSP partners to ensure their go-to-market success,” explained Robert Iannicello, VP of Global Channel Sales at Cofense.

Author: NetSec Editor