KnowBe4 and Agari Announce New Partnership to Transform Phishing Protection



Agari Partnership LogoAs market leaders, KnowBe4 and Agari have joined forces to help stop identity-based email attacks. Together, we have created a best-in-class approach to defend against phishing attacks at scale.

 

As a result of this new partnership, information security leaders now have access to the best phishing training content combined with the best science-based phishing defense capabilities the market has to offer. In addition, data integration between the two capabilities will enable superior detection and decision-making on suspected phish reaching the enterprise. The pairing of the two capabilities fulfills an essential layered phishing defense strategy that provides the most effective controls for the modern enterprise.

So why did we enter into this partnership?

According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center’s 2019 Internet Crime Report, phishing was the top crime reported by victims in 2019 with U.S. based fraud losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Other forms of social engineering that use phishing emails as an entry include Business Email Compromise (BEC), which has cost the global economy $26 billion in reported losses.

From Agari’s blog: “One glaringly obvious issue companies need to address is Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC). This standard email authentication protocol is essential to preventing cybercriminals from squatting on corporate domains and leveraging them in phishing attacks.

Data captured in our new Q1 2020 Email Fraud & Identity Deception Trends report shows that DMARC adoption has increased 83% over the past year, to 11,628,125 protected domains. But this still represents a tiny fraction of the total universe of domains worldwide.”

It’s clear that the criminals are getting smarter and we need to work together with companies like Agari to create a layered defense against phishing attacks.

Want to learn more? Sign up for the Agari/KnowBe4 partnership webinar on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time/1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


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