Cofense Intelligent Email Security

Additional Info

Company size (employees)500 to 999
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


Half of all advanced email attacks — business email compromise (BEC), ransomware, credential theft, and credential phishing — evade complex and costly security solutions and account for more than 80% of all reported security incidents. Organizations require an automated solution that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to prevent phishing attacks and evolves with threat actors.

As the only end-to-end email security solution powered by a global network of more than 35 million users, Cofense applies a unique combination of automated intelligence sources to identify, protect, detect, and respond to email security threats.

Our end-to-end email security solutions begins with a human-centered and educational approach to ensuring comprehensive security. Our world-class security awareness training, based on real phish which have bypassed traditional secure email gateways, allows employees to spot and report incoming threats.

When these harmless, but authentic-looking simulations hit inboxes, employees are conditioned to spot and report email threats immediately. As users report potential threats, suspicious emails are quickly analyzed, and threats are automatically removed from inboxes companywide. Then, a profile is made of the threat and added to the always-growing Cofense database. It’s then shared with the rest of the Cofense global network, significantly reducing the chances of a security breach for customers worldwide, strengthening the power of the network.

With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Threat analysts in our five global phishing defense centers (operating 24×7) work to support Cofense’s more than 2,000 enterprise customers, including 25% of the Fortune 1000, across critical sectors such as defense, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing. With 27 patents, and more than 500 million simulations delivered, Cofense provides the technology to help businesses improve security, remediate threats, and reduce the risk of compromise.

How we are different

Cofense Global Intelligence Network: Cofense is the only comprehensive email security platform powered by a global network of 35+ million people utilizing unique intelligence sources: human intelligence, artificial intelligence and email attack intelligence. Deployed through various products in our platform, these intelligence sources enable organizations to automatically remove attacks first seen by other Cofense customers, block attacks that have never been seen before, and utilize the power of automated technology without the worry of false positives.

Automatically Quarantine Threats: Once a phish is confirmed, Cofense AutoQuarantine removes it from inboxes across an organization without requiring intervention from the customer. We have observed this entire cycle from report to removal to be near instantaneous when configured to quarantine without analyst review. The intelligence is then shared with other Cofense customers so the same attack can be stopped in their environments often before any suspected phish is ever reported. When considering customers leveraging AutoQuarantine, 84% of customers had an attack automatically mitigated that nobody at their organization had reported showing the value of intelligence sharing across the Cofense customer base. A potentially significant risk is reduced to zero without requiring human intervention.

Proactive Protection with Computer Vision: Our phishing detection solution uses Computer Vision to "look" at email after they have passed through existing email security and before they reach the user. Following the same visual perception cues as a human reader would, we use patented AI technology to identify multi-level phishing attacks which escape traditional gateways.