Phishing Simulation Tool

Train your team to spot and avoid potential phishing attacks.

Runs automagically

Content selection, campaign delivery, and reporting run on their own.

Tracks engagement and progress

Post-campaign reports measure engagement and identify high-risk team members.

Build muscle memory

Regularly test and condition your team to recognize and evade email attacks.

Runs automagically

Content selection, campaign delivery, and reporting run on their own.

Tracks engagement and progress

Post-campaign reports measure engagement and identify high-risk team members.

Build muscle memory

Regularly test and condition your team to recognize and evade email attacks.

Strengthen your teams’ phishing radar and reflexes

Automated and timely phishing simulations

Defendify automatically selects phishing email content (so you don't have to) and delivers unannounced phishing emails to enrolled users at random times.

Dynamic, real world style phishing campaigns

Phishing simulation email content features recent, relevant and targeted phishing techniques such as requests and invitations from real peers, dynamic date-driven notifications, and messages from familiar organizations and brands.

On-the-spot training, with reminders

Course-correct with brief, point-of-failure spot training video content for those who take the bait. Automated notifications remind users who haven’t completed their training and nudge administrators when training hasn’t been addressed over time.

Automated, intuitive reports

Reports at the end of each campaign detail campaign and historical activity including open rates, click-through rates, repeat click offenders, and more. See how users fare at the end of each campaign and as a team over time.

Strengthen your teams’ phishing radar and reflexes

Automated and timely phishing simulations

Defendify automatically selects phishing email content, so you don’t have to. And then automatically delivers unannounced phishing emails to enrolled users at random times.

Dynamic, real world style phishing campaigns

Phishing simulation email content features recent, relevant and targeted phishing techniques such as requests and invitations from real peers, dynamic date-driven notifications, and messages from familiar organizations and brands.

On-the-spot training, with reminders

Course-correct with brief, point-of-failure spot training video content for those who take the bait. Automated notifications remind users who haven’t completed their training and nudge administrators when training hasn’t been addressed over time.

Automated, intuitive reports

Reports at the end of each campaign detail campaign and historical activity including open rates, click-through rates, repeat click offenders, and more. See how users fare at the end of each campaign and as a team over time.

How does it work?

Simply enroll the people you’d like to have receive phishing simulation emails, and Defendify does the rest, including selection of content, delivery date, and time, plus sequencing, reporting, and reminders.

Monthly ongoing phishing simulations are recommended for all email users with regular monthly results reporting.

We do the phishing for you

Watch the video to learn more about the Defendify Phishing Simulation Tool.

Welcome to Defendify! The all-in-one cybersecurity platform. Implementing Defendify’s phishing simulator helps is a powerful training tool. With it email campaigns that mimic real-life attacks are launched at your email users to see if they will click on links or open attachments within the email. With Defendify we make it easy by automating the entire process. There are no campaigns to build or reports to generate by your team. Simply select the email users you would like to enroll in the training and the phishing program is put in action. Every month Defendify will notify you what type of campaign is launching and when. Then as planned a phishing campaign is sent to those email users. If a user interacts with the email incorrectly such as clicking a link or opening a file, they will be asked to review a short point of failure training video educating them on the proper response. Each month Defendify will produce a full report including a detailed score card for each phishing campaign. The defending fi report also shows campaign analytics over a one year history, which often can prove out a reduction in the number of interactions over time. This gives you insight as to who poses the biggest institutional risk and you can use further tools such as Defendify’s classroom training to help further educate those users.

This is just one of the modules under our Layered Security approach that work together to give you holistic protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of your questions might have already been answered. Read them here.

Phishing is a cybercrime tactic in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a supposedly legitimate contact. Interacting with a phishing email can infect your computer and/or network with things like malware or ransomware, as well as open you up to potentially stolen login credentials, personal information, or money.

Even with enterprise-grade email and spam filtering solutions, phishing emails are nearly impossible to completely prevent from landing in your employees’ inboxes.

Threat actors are constantly evolving their methods to avoid detection and subvert protection measures.

While you may not be able to stop the attacks, you can take steps to develop a comprehensive employee training program to educate employees on how to identify and respond to phishing attempts. In the event that human error trumps your preventive strategy, you can leverage detection and response technology as another line of defense.

Standard phishing emails are more generic and cast a wide net, looking for anyone who might respond (think of an imitated FedEx delivery notice or Microsoft notification).

Spear phishing is a campaign that a cyber attacker purposefully built to penetrate one specific organization and they will spend time researching names and roles within a company.

They will include real facts and details in an attempt to make the attack more convincing for the recipient.

While regular phishing campaigns go after large numbers of relatively low-yield targets, spear-phishing aims at specific targets using specialty emails crafted to their intended victim.

Phishing is a type of social engineering where an attacker sends a fraudulent message purporting to be from a trusted sender, in order to trick the recipient into providing sensitive information or parting with something of value.

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a specific type of phishing attack designed to impersonate or compromise an executive’s email to defraud the company.

Most BEC attacks include a phishing component, however not all phishing emails are part of targeted BEC attacks.

The goal of BEC attacks is typically to coerce an employee into sending a wire transfer, modifying payment instructions, or providing sensitive information (such as payroll, wage or tax information).

This scam is attempted so frequently that we wrote a Complete Guide to the CEO Fraud Business Email Compromise.

The most straightforward way to spot a phish is to be wary of any email, text message, phone call, or any other communication that you did not initiate and were not expecting.

Our webinar Tips to Spoil Advanced Phishing Attempts walks you through more detail including tactics, emotions preyed upon and other guidance on staying vigilant.

We have recommendations on how to confirm legitimacy, such as reaching out to the purported sender (through a different communication method, such as a phone call, messaging app or directly visiting the website) and verifying the authenticity of the link or request.

Resources and insights

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Tried and trusted

Time and effort saved is the most critical success criteria with limited resources. Policy development and security awareness training has been made much easier.

Administrator

Computer & Network Security

Defendify empowers our users to identify threats. The policies provide a consistent reaction in case things fail. It's a great combination for peace of mind.

Solutions Consultant/Engineer

Computer & Network Security

The phishing simulations and cybersecurity awareness training program help keep our staff on-guard for any nefarious attempts to gain access to our systems.

Chief Operating Officer

Software or Technology

It has allowed us to create a technology use policy that is on par with the best of the best.

President

Systems Integrator

Having training courses for our employees is a huge plus. The phishing simulations give you great insight into how well your employees understand online safety.

Senior Project Manager

Professional Services

I'm very pleased with the phishing simulations. I get a lot more reports about suspicious email. Users take great pride in that they did not fall for the test.

Information Technology Director

Software/Technology

Time and effort saved is the most critical success criteria with limited resources. Policy development and security awareness training has been made much easier.

Administrator

Computer & Network Security

Defendify empowers our users to identify threats. The policies provide a consistent reaction in case things fail. It's a great combination for peace of mind.

Solutions Consultant/Engineer

Computer & Network Security

The phishing simulations and cybersecurity awareness training program help keep our staff on-guard for any nefarious attempts to gain access to our systems.

Chief Operating Officer

Software or Technology

It has allowed us to create a technology use policy that is on par with the best of the best.

President

Systems Integrator

Having training courses for our employees is a huge plus. The phishing simulations give you great insight into how well your employees understand online safety.

Senior Project Manager

Professional Services

I'm very pleased with the phishing simulations. I get a lot more reports about suspicious email. Users take great pride in that they did not fall for the test.

Information Technology Director

Software/Technology

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