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Cofense launches MSSP program to provide phishing defence for SMBs

17 Jan 2019

Cofense launched its Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the globe with essential 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 elite service providers to provide their customers with 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 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.”

“We look forward to enabling more partners and their customer organizations with the resources needed to thwart phishing attacks across the globe, regardless of company size and scope."

Since 2008, the company has grown to support over 50% of the Fortune 500 and installed Cofense Reporter one-click buttons on over 14 million email inboxes to make it easy for employees to report suspicious emails. 

By partnering with Cofense, MSSPs will supposedly 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. 

To help respond to phishing attacks quickly AND efficiently, MSSPs will be able to leverage playbooks that create repeatable workflows. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when facing recycled attacks.

“Cofense’s MSSP Program expertly complements our managed IT services to drive transformational results,” said Steve Cobb, Senior Technology and Security Fellow at One Source Communications. 

“By integrating Cofense’s SOC and security analysts into our MSSP, we are able to add unparalleled expertise to quickly and efficiently address phishing attacks, which are the number one security concern of our clients.”

Clinton Smith, CEO of eSecure, adds, “Cofense’s credibility for phishing defence is unmatched, and we are pleased to be their MSSP partner. 

“This cost-effective and customer friendly model will be of great value to our customers and we look forward to expanding their reach to clients who might not otherwise be able to afford a proper phishing defence program.”

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