Sophos Phishing Solution
The Sophos phishing solution is a new addition to the portfolio of cybersecurity products offered by Sophos. The Sophos phishing solution is an easy to use training and phishing simulation platform that helps organizations improve resilience against phishing attacks and train their employees to be more security aware.
Sophos has developed a range of cybersecurity solutions to make it harder for phishers and other cybercriminals to get phishing emails into the inboxes of employees. A training and phishing simulation platform was the logical next step for the company. Even though the company’s software and hardware solutions are highly effective at blocking attacks and mitigating threats, no cybersecurity solution can be 100% effective, 100% of the time. Sooner or later employees will be tested. The Sophos phishing solution ensures that employees are aware of the risk from phishing and are trained how to identify phishing emails. Training is then put to the test in a safe environment with phishing simulations.
Key Features of the Sophos Phishing Solution
The Sophos phishing solution was developed to make it easy for companies to run phishing simulations. The company believes it has succeeded in this regard and bills Sophos Phish Threat™ as the world’s easiest to use phishing attack simulator.
The firm says the Sophos phishing solution is easier to understand, deploy and use than any other simulation platform on the market and can be configured and deployed in a matter of minutes. Simulated phishing campaigns can be devised quickly and cover all of the common phishing attack types.
Sophos Phish Threat™
Sophos Phish Threat™ can be configured to test individual users, groups or the entire organization. Administrators can monitor the responses to simulation campaigns in real time and use the program to schedule further training to address vulnerabilities. Phishing simulation failures can automatically trigger training for end users, with administrators able to monitor when those individuals have completed their compulsory training modules.
The Sophos Phish Threat™ simulator was developed by Brady Bloxham of Silent Break Security. Bloxham founded the company after spending several years working as a National Security Agency analyst. His experience at the NSA helped him develop his Phish Threat platform to address the biggest cyber threats faced by organizations: Phishing and social engineering attacks.
Sophos Phish Threat™ has, at the time of writing, only been scheduled for release in North America, although the company is planning to extend the platform to worldwide users in the near future.
Administrators can develop campaigns to mimic real-world phishing attacks, credential harvesting and attachment-based email attacks. Sophos offers a library of 200 real-world phishing emails that can be used in simulation campaigns, with the option of customizing emails to match specific threats faced by organizations. The phishing email templates cover the full range of phishing attacks from simple link-based attacks through to advanced social engineering attacks.
Sophos Anti-Phishing Training
The phishing simulations allow organizations to measure susceptibility to email-based cyberattacks. Administrators can choose from more than 20 training modules to improve overall security awareness of the workforce. Those training modules include the identification of phishing emails, credential harvesting, password strength and regulatory compliance.
The Sophos phishing solution displays the results of phishing simulations in real time, detailing the results of phishing tests by individual, department and the entire organization. The reports show a detailed picture of overall security posture and susceptibility to specific phishing attacks. The reports can be used to select the most relevant training modules for groups and allocate personalized training programs for individuals who have failed phishing tests.
Sophos is a leading cybersecurity company specializing in security software and hardware. The company has developed a wide range of security solutions including next generation firewalls, advanced endpoint protection systems and secure Wi-Fi, email and web gateways. Sophos was formed more than 30 years ago and has grown into one of the biggest global cybersecurity companies. The company’s products are used by a wide range of organizations to protect their networks from cyberattacks. 100,000 companies in more than 150 countries have chosen Sophos as one of their cybersecurity solution providers, including some of the world’s biggest brands such as the Ford Motor Company, Xerox, Avis, Pixar, Under Armour, Toshiba and Northrop Grumman. Sophos products are now used to protect more than 100 million people.
The Sophos phishing solution is a new product so has yet to receive any awards, although the company has received numerous product and Vendor of the Year awards. Many of the company’s cybersecurity solutions have been included in their respective Gartner Magic Quadrants.