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Cofense targets SMB security needs with MSSP program

Cofense targets SMB security needs with MSSP program

Phishing remains the top cause of security breaches

Cyber security vendor Cofense has launched a managed security service provider (MSSP) program in response to a rising sophistication of security threats.

The new offering will primarily target small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who have historically found it a challenge to defend themselves against such threats due to a lack of resources or internal capability.

“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, vice president of Global Channel Sales at Cofense.

“Our MSSP program 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.

“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 organisations with the resources needed to thwart phishing attacks across the globe, regardless of company size and scope."

In Asia Pacific, phishing attacks have been increasing with financial institutions such as DBS Bank in Singapore reporting an increase through SMSs, as well as Singapore Airlines recently warning customers about a phishing website offering free air tickets.

The new offering will provide SMBs through the vendor's partners with phishing defence solutions designed to stop "active phishing 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, a partner of Cofense.

“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."

The vendor will provide One Source Communications and other partners with 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.

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

“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 defense program.”


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