ADT partners with Cofense to bolster cyber protection

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. and LEESBURG, Va.—ADT and Cofense, a provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers.

ADT Cybersecurity provides enterprise and mid-market businesses with managed detection and response (MDR) services to combat advanced cyberthreats in real time, and is now augmented by Cofense Triage, a phishing-specific automated incident response platform.

“As our commercial customer needs expand beyond the physical into the cyber realm, this offering immediately enhances our current cybersecurity solution that ADT is providing to organizations,” Jim DeVries, president, ADT, said in the announcement. “Phishing emails are among the most dominant form of social engineering attacks today, and by adding Cofense Triage phishing defense to our managed service and detection, we can mitigate phishing threats quickly and effectively.”

Rohyt Belani, CEO and co-founder, Cofense, added, “We are very excited to scale Cofense Triage for ADT customers. Relying on perimeter technologies, alone, is a failing proposition to defend against email-borne attacks. The combination of Cofense’s Triage technology and ADT’s managed services skillset brings to market a unique solution focused on thwarting phishing attacks before they cause damage, by moving the detection of such attacks up the kill chain.”

Data breaches caused by cyberattacks on networks are plaguing businesses of all sizes. The median time of compromise to discovery is 80 days, with the average cost of data breach costing organizations $3.62 million, according to a 2017 Mandiant M-Trends Report by the Ponemon Institute that ADT referenced in their press release.

ADT Cybersecurity provides a unified platform for organizing, managing, and collecting cyber intelligence and automates security analyst workflows to close the gap between cyberattack and breach detection time and remediation for customers.