PhishMe has unveiled the PhishMe Channel Alliance, a formalised channel distribution programme designed to bring PhishMe security solutions to the global market. The company is kicking off its global channel efforts by releasing a new solution available exclusively through the channel and made specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
The PhishMe Channel Alliance has been designed to promote strong partnerships with global resellers that have deep penetration into both small and medium businesses and larger enterprises. PhishMe recently on-boarded two of the largest North American technology resellers into the Channel Alliance in addition to several other notable Value Added Resellers (VARs).
To further demonstrate the company’s commitment to the channel, PhishMe has launched a channel-exclusive offering, Simulator Small Business Edition, a scaled version of its market-leading flagship Simulator solution. According to the 2015 Symantec Intelligence Report, 38 percent of spear phishing attacks target businesses with a head count of 250 employees and under, as SMBs prove to be low hanging fruit for malicious actors in comparison to the enterprise. For the first time, this market segment can take advantage of PhishMe’s enterprise-class phishing defense technology.
“In 2015, eight out of 10 companies experienced a security breach and 90 percent of these are the result of a spear phishing attack,” said Jim Hansen, COO of PhishMe. “Organisations are always looking for the mythical silver bullet to solve all of their security woes, and security vendors are increasingly pointing to technology as the answer, ignoring the importance of the human element. Through the Channel Alliance and the SBE offering, we will be able to assist an even wider range of organisations around the world with a proven solution that turns humans into powerful security assets.”
“Employees are the number one attack target because they’re often the easiest entry point into a network, especially in small and mid-sized businesses,” notes Scott Gréaux, VP of product management at PhishMe. “Simulator SBE gives those organisations access to enterprise-class training technology without breaking their budgets, so they can effectively condition their staff and fortify their phishing defence like never before.”
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