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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Agari
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionHybrid

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

1. Many enterprises consume multiple threat intelligence sources—but none of these solve the Business Email Compromise (BEC) intelligence gap. Agari Active Defense is the first and only threat hunting service dedicated to addressing the problem of BEC. Agari Active Defense is an essential part of an enterprise’s risk management portfolio.

2. With the help of Agari Active Defense threat hunting capabilities, CISOs and their threat intelligence teams can systematically unravel how BEC and other phishing attacks target employees of their company, at scale. It provides global and company-specific intelligence about BEC threats, so that CISOs can more effectively understand threats, optimize defenses, and manage risk.

3. Agari Active Defense threat hunting capabilities provide global and company-specific intelligence about BEC and phishing attacks, including threat actors, attack types, targeted and impersonated employees, social engineering methods, fraud objectives, and cash-out mechanisms. The intelligence comprises analysis and data, regularly delivered to customers in summary form as a BEC Threat Intelligence Report as well as an interactive Threat Portal providing key metrics and detailed engagement data. This is powerful information that CISOs use to inform, adjust and build their risk management strategies for identity-based socially-engineered threats. This unique capability specific to Agari supports decision- and policy-making, employee security awareness training, modeling and red-team exercises, and training the infosec team for future attacks.

Brief Overview

CISO organizations have a blind spot that leaves their business vulnerable to email scammers. Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks cost nearly $9B annually, representing 40% of all cybercrime losses (per FBI IC3, 2019, 2020). But CISOs have little or no actionable intelligence about BEC and other phishing attacks on their business. That’s because their email defenses and threat intelligence tools were designed to protect against weaknesses in software infrastructure and controls… while BEC attacks target human weakness via social engineering and victim manipulation, not technical vulnerabilities.

Agari Active Defense™ solves this intelligence blind spot by shining a light on how BEC attackers target and exploit employees — through threat hunting. Agari Active Defense leverages automation in its threat hunting to actively engage with email scammers and uncover the social engineering methods, organizational targets, fraud objectives, and cash-out mechanisms behind BEC and phishing attacks. It delivers global and company-specific intelligence insights that are consumable and actionable by large enterprises, so that security leaders can understand threats, optimize defenses, and manage risk.

Agari Active Defense is the first and only threat hunting service focused on filling the BEC intelligence gap. Since May 2019, the threat researchers at Agari have engaged in more than 12,000 active engagements. It was innovated by the Agari Cyber Intelligence Division (ACID), which is the industry’s only counterintelligence team dedicated to business email compromise (BEC) and cybercrime abatement. Agari Active Defense complements the market-share-leading Agari portfolio of enterprise phishing defense solutions.