wombatsecurity | August 27, 2013

Malcovery Security and Wombat Security Technologies Partner to Deliver Phishing Prevention, Detection and Defense

Collaboration both identifies the source and nature of emerging phishing threats and provides effective user training to reduce susceptibility to cyber attack.

Malcovery Security, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware and Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. (Wombat), a leading provider of cyber security, and specifically anti-phishing education solutions, today announce a collaborative effort. The companies will combine selling efforts to offer complementary solutions that educate users to identify phishing emails and also provide security officers with actionable intelligence that can be used to identify and shut down phishing emails at the source.

"The ability to identify the source of emerging threats being delivered by email combined with the need to educate employees on reacting to those threats must be critical part of any multifaceted security program" stated Joe Barron, Chief Operating Officer of Malcovery Security. "We know that customers will significantly reduce the risk of successful cyber-attacks by leveraging Malcovery's identification and analysis of malicious emails along with Wombat's innovative end user assessment and training solutions."

"Customers who utilize both Malcovery's and Wombat's solutions will have completely embraced both sides of the human element of cyber-security by quickly identifying attacks, and attackers, as well as giving security officers the information they need to provide targeted education to arm users," said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO, Wombat Security Technologies.

Malcovery's patented clustering technology identifies the source and nature of emerging malicious email threats near real time providing awareness that can be used to train end users on these threats as well as provide actionable intelligence to shut down the threat at the source. Through Wombat's software-based training solutions, end users become more adept at identifying and avoiding new threats. Newly identified malicious email threats can then be automatically delivered to Malcovery for inclusion into its extensive spam and phishing threat databases to identify threat clusters and produce the actionable intelligence to shut down the threat at its source.

About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies helps organizations combat cyber security threats with uniquely effective software-based training solutions for employees. Wombat offers fully automated, highly scalable software-based training solutions, built on learning science principles. They offer mock attacks with brief embedded training, as well as a full complement of 10-minute software training modules. Wombat's training solutions have been shown to reduce employee susceptibility to attack over 80%. Wombat is helping Fortune 1000 customers, large government agencies and small to medium businesses in segments such as finance, banking, higher education, retail, technology, energy, insurance, and consumer packaged goods strengthen their cyber security defenses.

About Malcovery® Security
Malcovery Security is the leading provider of actionable cyber security intelligence and forensic analysis, delivered through software and services that target cyber criminals and their activities. The company's patented and patent-pending technology provides the ability to identify the root sources of cybercrime attacks (servers, perpetrators, locations, etc.), delivering rich actionable intelligence information about cross-brand attacks and targeted attacks, as well as advanced notification of emerging e-mail-based threats.

Unlike services that serve only as a reactive response to these attacks today–services that simply address the symptoms, but cannot provide the intelligence to actually stop the cybercriminal–Malcovery Security's solutions provide the unique intelligence required to respond effectively to attacks on customers' brands, to disrupt phishing activities and successfully prosecute cybercriminals.

Malcovery Security is based on technologies developed at the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) and has offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham, AL.

For more information, please visit http://www.Malcovery.com or connect with Malcovery on Facebook (facebook.com/malcovery), Twitter (twitter.com/malcovery) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/malcovery-security).

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