Cofense (formerly PhishMe)

COMPANY: Cofense

By targeting employees, attackers are playing the odds and hoping for an easy mark. The powerful combination of Cofense’s Human Phishing Defence Solution disrupts the core of the adversary’s attack chain – their targets and tactics. Cofense focuses on engaging the human–your last line of defence after a phish bypasses other technology – and enabling incident response teams to quickly analyse and respond to targeted phishing attacks.

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Cofense (formerly PhishMe) Review

Review date: February 18th 2019

Snapshot: Cofense simulates phishing attacks and trains users to be more security aware.

Who are Cofense?

Cofense offer a range of cloud based security solutions to protect businesses from social engineering styled attacks such as ransomware, business email compromise and phishing. They also offer a security awareness training known as ‘PhishMe.’ PhishMe is one of the most popular security awareness training platforms available. It’s a cloud based security training and phishing simulation tool which aims to improve employee’s resiliency against social engineering styled attacks. They do this by implementing simulated phishing attacks, and then training users with videos and infographics.

For: Customers looking for strong security awareness training alongside technical phishing protection.

Not For: Customers looking for the most streamlined, easy to use security awareness training platform.


  • Customisable phishing campaigns that allow businesses to train on specific threats they are facing, with different levels of difficulty
  • Platform can simulate a wide range of different attacks including ransomware, business email compromise, sear phishing and malware
  • Comprehensive reporting and metrics help businesses to measure how successful security awareness training is within the organisation
  • ‘Cofense Reporter’ Outlook Plug-In allows end users to report suspected phishing emails to IT departments
  • Over 2000 different training materials including infographics, videos and interactive presentations with self-assessments
  • Offers a free version for small businesses with limited budgets and less than 500 employees
  • Cofense also offer technical phishing defences which stop phishing attacks and work well alongside security awareness training to increase the overall security of a business

Expert Insight:

Cofense offer a strong security awareness training platform. It offers businesses realistic phishing simulations, which can be fine-tuned to the specific types of social engineering attacks faced by an organisation, with different difficulty levels. This can be an invaluable tool for companies to get more insight into their organisation’s preparedness for a cyber-attack. Cofense offer a range of training materials to help employees become more security aware. They offer a range of well researched materials like infographics and interactive presentation to get people engaged about security issues. There’s a deep level of reports and insights on offer to help businesses measure their return on investment, and how well employees are improving with security awareness training.

Cofense is a popular service among users, with the ‘Reporter’ function a crucial feature for end users to report phishing emails, helping to improve the security of organisations. Cofense also offer a ‘Triage’ service, which helps to aggregate these reports and reduce the burden on IT departments. Cofense is an expensive platform but does offer a free version for small businesses.

Cofense also offers phishing protection for the email network, which can be a good technical defence alongside security awareness training. For customers looking for a strong all-round security awareness training solution with customisable campaigns and training, Cofense is a compelling solution to consider.

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Cofense Vendor Overview

In 2008, PhishMe was launched and fulfilled a vision of leveraging the everyday employee in the fight against phishing. After all, it’s the employee being targeted. Fast forward to today and Cofense now have a full suite of phishing defense solutions and a new name that represents our focus on building an organization-wide collaborative, collective defense.

Employees on LinkedIn 378
Glassdoor Rating (9 reviews)
Founded 2008
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Leesburg, VA, US
Support Team Location(s) US locations = VA, NY, CA, AL. Overseas locations = London, Melbourne, Dubai & Singapore

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Cofense (formerly PhishMe) Features

Explore the key features offered by Cofense (formerly PhishMe). These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

Cofense Features

Feature Description
Free for small businesses Offers a free version of the services for businesses with less than 500 employees
Triage service Provides response teams with rapid detailed information so they can quickly address e-mail threats
Outlook plug in Allows users to report suspected emails in Outlook, which then is sorted by algorithms to save time for IT departments
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