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e92plus help the channel step up phishing protection and training with Cofense partnership

September 2021

by Neil Langridge

e92plus announces a distribution partnership with Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions worldwide. The mutually beneficial partnership combines e92plus’ experience and expertise in cybersecurity and building partner communities in the UK channel with Cofense’s market-leading PDR platform, to help protect organisations from advanced email security threats.

The focus will be on empowering the e92plus VAR and MSP/MSSP partner network to take the Cofense solution to market, addressing the significant challenges that their customers face in defending against phishing attacks. The recent 2021 Annual State of Phishing Report from Cofense highlighted huge challenges for the cybersecurity industry – both in terms of the threat, but also the need to help organisations change their approach from either tick box exercises or tactics that simply upset their teams, to a new approach that leverages the insight and response that employees can deliver when they’re at the front line of phishing attempts. 

The significant increase in supply-chain attacks, which has included multiple breaches at MSPs and IT companies, has highlighted the challenges for channel partners. 

Addressing these threats, last month Cofense launched Cofense Protect MSP, a phishing protection and training solution that’s designed for managed services providers (MSPs) tasked with protecting small and medium businesses (SMBs) against phishing attacks. Cofense Protect MSP pairs Computer Vision (a field of artificial intelligence) that simulates how humans see, with Cofense PhishMe’s real-world simulation training. Last year alone, Cofense Computer Vision technology scanned more than 180 million emails and more than 545 million URLs, offering real-time threat intelligence on what had bypassed secure email gateways (SEGs) and neutralized those threats. Cofense PhishMe, the phishing simulation technology used by a quarter of the Fortune 1000, is built into the same user interface and will allow e92plus to simulate the latest threats known to bypass SEGs and empower their customers’ employees to be more resilient.

It’s essential that we’re also providing solutions that deliver results quickly and easily” comments Mukesh Gupta. “The fact that Cofense Protect MSP can be up and running in just 40 seconds is unprecedented, and means that both MSPs and the customers can enjoy unmatched protection and training. Our MSPs greatly value solutions that provide extended potential as a value-added service, and Cofense Protect does that with embedded education and training”. 

Cofense is especially proud to be launching Cofense Protect MSP as our newest service offering for MSPs in collaboration with e92plus,” said Rob Iannicello, Cofense VP, Worldwide Channel and Alliances. “Organisations want phishing simulations delivered as part of a phishing defence solution as-a-service for a reasonable price. Cofense Protect MSP also - and maybe foremost - provides phishing protection for MSPs themselves at no charge as part of our ‘Protect Your House’ programme. We look forward to working with e92plus and their MSPs to earn great margins, add new revenue streams, incorporate monthly billing options and provide ‘set and forget’ deployments to protect their customers from phishing attacks." 

Threat actors who know the technologies’ blind spots thwart SEGs daily. MSPs, tasked with protecting SMBs against phishing attacks, can’t afford this level of risk, and a need a solution that’s built natively for monthly billing, a single UI and with multi-tenancy functionality. With Cofense, there’s an opportunity for VARs and MSPs to work with customers on a more integrated, human-led approach – highlighted by the difficulty of creating an open, transparent cybersecurity culture based on sharing and co-worker support when so many people are sat alone at their desks away from their teams. 

Working with our partner community, we see the challenge that organisations of all sizes face in defending against phishing attacks. It’s clear that a dedicated solution is needed, that takes not just a technological approach but is supporting by human intelligence and empowers users to become that front line of defence” continues Mukesh Gupta. “Cofense delivers that ahead of the competition, and is the perfect complement to our portfolio, and enables our partners to take to market a comprehensive solution to help provide the most advanced protection against phishing emails ”. 

About e92plus Limited
For e92plus, it’s all about being channel-first. Since we started over 30 years ago, we’ve been dedicated to empowering our partners and helping them accelerate their business growth. We’re now the UK’s biggest dedicated cybersecurity VAD.
For our reseller partners, our expertise in cybersecurity has helped them protect thousands of organisations across the UK, with our in-house teams supporting our channel community every step of the way.
e92plus has distribution agreements with Aryaka, Axis Security, Bitdefender, Bitglass, Boldon James, Check Point, Cloudflare, Cofense, ConnectWise, Contrast Security, Cymulate, Ericom, Forcepoint, iboss, Lookout, NetAlly, NNT, Ping Identity, Radware, Red Sift, SolarWinds, Source Defense, Sumo Logic, Swivel Secure, TitanHQ, Trend Micro, WALLIX, Zix AppRiver. 
Learn more at www.e92plus.com 

About Cofense
Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organisations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of nearly 30 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organisations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defence, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise.