AI-based email security provider Cyberfish acquired by Cofense

The companies aim to disrupt the email security market by developing a product that combines Cyberfish’s machine-learning algorithms with Cofense's phishing intelligence 

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US-based phishing detection and response solution provider Cofense announced last week the acquisition of Israel's Cyberfish, a provider of next-generation phishing protection powered by computer vision and advanced machine learning technology.  Cofense said that by integrating innovative machine learning capabilities from Cyberfish with Cofense’s detection and response technology, the American company will bring to market a holistic, advanced automation solution for email protection, detection, and response.

According to Cofense, organizations are rethinking their email security architecture and technology stack with the acceleration of digital transformation and migration to cloud email services from Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. Cofense’s phishing intelligence, already deployed in thousands of enterprises around the world, will be used to train and evolve Cyberfish’s machine-learning algorithms to block malicious emails in real-time, the company said. 

“Cyberfish is excited to join forces with Cofense to solve the phishing problem and take email security to another level,” said Dima Kagan, Cyberfish CEO and Co-founder. “As we met with the team, it quickly became obvious that we share the same vision for how to revolutionize the email security market, which includes addressing the business requirements of MSPs and enterprises offering advanced email protection beyond Microsoft and Google. We look forward to working together to bring that vision to reality through Advanced AI and automation capabilities."

Cyberfish's solution combines computer vision and AI to stop phishing emails and websites in real-time before they have been reported and added to the blacklists. The company's technology, which can be installed in less than one minute to enable real-time phishing protection, will be immediately deployed as part of the Cofense Managed Phishing Detection and Response service and available to global MSP partners, Cofense said. 

"Together, Cofense and Cyberfish will offer a one-stop shop for an organization’s email security needs, eliminating the need for many expensive and slow-to-deploy legacy solutions," said Rohyt Belani, Cofense CEO and Co-founder. "With organizations increasingly working to consolidate technology vendors, we are laying the groundwork to support our customers in this endeavor and maintain the high quality they expect in whatever solutions they adopt. This includes our ongoing commitment to the MSP ecosystem Cyberfish has developed. Disrupting the email security market is in Cofense’s DNA, and we look forward to advancing phishing detection and response capabilities for more organizations and MSPs in 2021."

Cofense says its Phishing Detection and Response platform leverages a global network of over 26 million people actively reporting suspected phishing, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches.