WhiteGold goes fishing for phishing

WhiteGold goes fishing for phishing

Software-as-a-service vendor joins the security stable for the distributor

WhiteGold has taken on a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor as it seeks to address the rising rate of phishing attacks in the workplace.

Called PhishMe from Intrepidus Group, the solution is an educational tool for organisations to use to help employees recognise and avoid phishing attacks.

Using templates, administrators can quickly build test phishing attacks against employees, collect metrics on user behaviour and present those users with security awareness training material.

“There’s a lot of publicity around at the moment in regards to the effectiveness of Phishing attacks,” WhiteGold managing director, Dominic Whitehand, said. “The product is a good way for organisations to reduce the susceptibility of their staff to these kinds of attacks.

“As a SaaS solution, PhishMe is an easy solution for us, and our partners to test and take to market.”

WhiteGold and Intrepidus will be offering resellers trial accounts to test the technology, and are promising attractive margins. The go-to-market strategy will also include webinars to extend sales of other security technologies such as authentication.

“We haven’t planned any bundling as such for this solution at this stage,” Whitehand said. “The flat fee for fewer than 200 users should be an attractive enough offering for resellers to take to market, though the product does fit with some of the other vendors in our portfolio well.”

In a release, Interpidus CEO, Rohyt Belani claimed nearly a quarter of worldwide corporate workers are vulnerable to phishing attacks, even after receiving conventional user awareness training, and the goal of the partnership with WhiteGold is to dramatically reduce that figure.

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