Gartner Email Security: Cofense Earns the Designation of “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training
Cofense & Gartner: Email Security Advancements
For the fourth consecutive year, forward-thinking in email security has earned Cofense the designation of “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. Being positioned as a leader in the quadrant is a testament to Cofense’s ability to deliver innovative cyber security solutions.
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Gartner and the Magic Quadrant
Gartner, a foremost authority on independent research and consulting in the technology marketplace, uses an informed methodology to help consumers make smart investment decisions. Businesses of all sizes utilize Gartner’s innovative approaches to drive higher, sustainable performance.
To summarize massive amounts of data into an at-a-glance comparison of technology companies by discipline, Gartner uses the Magic Quadrant diagram. The diagram is basically a square broken into four equal parts. Each evaluated company who meets the criteria for ranking is designated as either a Niche Player, Challenger, Visionary or Leader based on an extensive collection of information from the vendor, the solution and the customers.
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Gartner and Cofense
Gartner Magic Quadrant rankings prove to be invaluable to both technology providers and businesses, especially when evaluating cyber security products. Data breaches are a major concern for today’s businesses; and email phishing remains one of the most common channels for cyber attacks and a primary source of data loss.
In the 2020 Market Guide to Email Security, Gartner states that “solutions need to be a combination of technology and user education.” 2 Cofense provides a turnkey phishing defense solution that helps customers leverage their employees to rapidly identify phishing attacks and provide the security operations teams the products needed to streamline the detection and response cycle that ensues. In essence, Cofense customers are able to operationalize the training provided by PhishMe using the Cofense one-click Reporter button to demonstrably stop phishing attacks in their tracks.
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Cofense Paves the Way to Higher Email Security Technology Standards
In the ever-changing landscape of cyber attacks, email security technology must stay ahead of the curve. With this in mind, Cofense has catapulted into the forefront with its revolutionary, multi-faceted solution known as the Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform. The Cofense PDR platform provides a comprehensive approach to stop phishing attacks through globally crowd-sourced phishing intelligence from 25 million people, combined with advanced automation.
The Cofense combination of human detection with automated response and intelligence allows organizations to detect phish in their environment, educate employees on how to identify and report phish, and respond quickly to remediate the threats before there is harm done to their organization. Cofense is the only PDR platform, and the only one to provide all of these capabilities in one powerhouse solution. Our goal is to enable every company to defend itself against phishing threats. And with the strength of our global Cofense network, together we can OutHuman the Threat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gartner, a foremost authority on independent research and consulting in the technology marketplace, evaluates business performance across a wide range of industries and quality standards. When Gartner researched computer based training (CBT) for security awareness, Cofense was named a leader.
Gartner uses a specific methodology to help consumers make smart investment decisions. Businesses use Gartner’s approaches to drive performance. To summarize massive amounts of data into an at-a-glance comparison of technology companies by discipline, Gartner uses the Magic Quadrant diagram, basically a square broken into four equal parts. Each evaluated company that meets the criteria for ranking is designated as either a Niche Player, Challenger, Visionary or Leader based on an extensive collection of information. Email security has been diagrammed in this way.
Cofense earned the Leader designation based on unbiased evaluation employing a wide variety of methods designed for thoroughness and impartiality. For that reason, businesses consider Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluations particularly valuable. The recognition was based solely on empirical performance criteria.